Nice to see a new place for X-Plane. I started using a flight simulator back when MS first released one. I remember the frustration trying to fly with the keyboard and mouse, but did do it! The last twelve or so years has been mostly dedicated to X-Plane 9,10 and 11. Since I got my wings flying a 172 and 310 back in the 80's, adjusting to the dynamics of a sim was not that hard. Unless you are talking tubes..that's what I wanted to learn and I must say, my approaches and landings at first were way too fast (tho I did survive most of them haha). I decided to get serious in learning the big planes and after about a year, I had it down. Went as far as building a cockpit (737) with most of the bells and whistles. Then....VR. That changed alot of things as well as saved alot of space in my 'cockpit'. I still keep all and use all the equipment (must peak for some of them) but the physical instrument panel is now in my basement along with some other items. VR is amazing..you are there..in the cockpit and can see behind you when looking at the runway on a DW to base (oh yea, I still fly the GA ac, some of the new ones being excellent!). And lastly, X-Plane has come far and is by far the best one there. I salute the people at Laminar Research for their excellent work! Thank you
Speaking of which...not much time for me today, and I need to tuck in a flight really fast!