While your application to flight school is being processed, try out the AR.Drone Quadricopter for an amazing flying experience. Smartphone controlled, the 4 blade helicopter streams live video from its wide-angle CMOS sensor front camera. Easy to pilot with intuitive controls, there are beginner and expert modes that let you get comfortable learning to fly the AR.Drone.
90 day warranty. $5 shipping.
Software works with Android now too!
These are going for ~$299 new.
I've wanted one for quite some time.