Fortunately I get Bupa screening every 2 years. I have had high blood pressure for 6 years, whether at a heavy or lighter stage in by body mass. Under treatment, the blood pressure is fine and under control. I would always be heavier than my ideal weight as despite being short the frame is stocky and muscle mass quite dense, hence BMI is a crude measurement for me. And to get an average of course you have above and below!
So apart from being fat, and presently unfit, I am pretty healthy!!!!
But yes initial trial lesson to see if the aptitude and fear can be under control! If so, then some saving up etc, during which I know I need to continue to get my weight under control and then that gives more options. No one needs to wade in with the explanations as to why losing weight is good for me, I know, I face it every day and intend to one day be able to win and avoid the yo yo, situation of weight on and weight off. Believe me, its easier to say than do.
But why is an R44 much better in any case, putting the weight element to one side, does it simply fly better?