And what does that mean, Panther?
That's strange. I always thought that those were actual online players talking through TS. Anyway, thanks for the help! What I'll likely do is figure out what I need to do to play online, then hook up with a live trainer online, and fill in the gaps of what I know/don't know. Thanks again for the help!
Nope, it's a mod. Not even the most hardcore group talks like that, or that often. What you need to play online is the latest version of the game, an internet connection, and some free time. Hook up with Eno, Tomcat, or Wrecking Crew, they seem to be the most active at the moment, and look out for Eno's server. You can join other open servers or closed servers if you can find the password, but your online experience may vary as people tend to fly the sim in different ways, ie with mutual support or lone wolf.