-When you are ready to solo depends entirely on the instructor's judgement. Could be 10 hours....could be 30. For sure, NONE will set you loose until they are absolutely certain you are ready (its their license on the line if you screw up).>goal would be two months
I've met exactly TWO pilots in my career who claimed to have gone from zero to CPL in that time...by plopping down a pile of cash to some "shake & bake" school. They boarded there, groundschool-fly-sleep schedule... and were 2 of the worst pilots I've ever flown with. Each had at least one "that was unbelievably stupid" accident, because some new concepts & skills really do take time & experience to absorb. There WILL be new conditions that last month's rote memorization won't help you with.
Here's my suggestion: Join a flight club or a partial-membership deal (less $ down, sell your share when completed). Heck, some of them will throw in free or cheap ground school. Then, allow yourself more time... there is no gold-plated license for setting that kind of speed record.>charisma
-that means everything in acting, almost nothing in aviation. I'll take a quiet copilot with knowledge & judgement over a charmer I have to babysit.