I just went for my first flight today. I took off at KGAI, did some turns, flew the approach pattern a few times, and then the instructor did the final leg of the landing. Not bad for the first time, but it was almost EXACTLY like flying microsoft flight simulator. Shes the bird I rented out today. Probably will go back out in her tomorrow. Its about as easy as driving a car. The only thing hard to me is talking on the radios. Oh, and knowing where you are on the map is hard too. Were about 20 min out from camp david which is a no-fly zone. (Just outside the ADIZ). Fly there by mistake and they revoke your licence.