Is it worth going for all gold medals right now? Just completing flight school was tough enough for me. Are people who get all golds going to get something special in an upcoming update?
I will definitely say it made me a much better pilot. There were many players who were used to flying planes, and therefore, a lot of the challenges came more easily to them. But for those of us who rarely used planes, it was pretty difficult.
For example, I had a lot of experience with the Buzzard, and so I was able to get gold on that challenge after only 2 attempts. Further, after gaining a little more experience with with jets in free-roam, I was able to go back to the jet-related challenges and eventually gold them out.
Bottom line, it helps you improve. If it was easy for you, then you know where your flying skills stand.