I thought I'd give this one another go, its a good game, but not really for me. I must admit, I was seriously wanting to do harm to the instructor at one point during the takeoff/landing tutorials (which is easy even on full realism mode) as you have to go over really basic things and cannot skip. Hardest part is getting all the controllers properly aligned and working properly, which is probably another reason the tutorial instructor was getting irritating.
I would suggest right clicking the planes icon at the bottom of the screen as you can go for a test flight, this maybe a better deal than calibrating equipment through any of the tutorials.
So far the FM's don't seem up to the standard of DCS/ROF, with so many planes released does it even need to be? I hope games like this bring more into the hobby.