I had some trouble adjusting to Part 141 training and UND's rather structured way of doing things. Lesson plans were explicit and had to be followed exactly. The idea of pleasure flying was foreign; it was impossible to rent an airplane for personal use, and passengers were forbidden. Each fleet had airline-style manuals, flow patterns, memory items and checklists. The weather minimums were rather conservative, and each flight had to be approved by the supervisor of flight, a sort of airline-style dispatcher; the practical effect was that go/no-go decisions were essentially made for you. After the freedom of Part 61 training, I chafed under so much regimentation but at least understood its purpose in training future airline pilots. What irked me worse was the unfortunate attitude that UND's methods were the only right way to train — all other ways were wrong and all other training institutions were inferior. Not everyone felt this way, of course, but a certain portion of the faculty, instructors and students clearly bought into the "Harvard of the Skies" hype. My previous training, rather than being an advantage, was regarded by some as suspect. My first few stage checks began with the instructor looking through my records, remarking on my Part 61 history and proceeding to ask very basic private pilot questions. At least I had college credit for my PPL; several friends who didn't were required to take a test course that repeated much of their primary training.