I was just wondering if any other flightsimmers were pilots or student pilots in the real world. I have recently started taking flying lessons and have logged 1.7 hours flight time so far. I know that this does not seem like a lot of time to any experienced pilots out there but I was wondering if they cared to describe what their first couple of times flying were like. I found that while taking off, learning to "step on the ball", going up (to the APT), going down (to CPAT), and doing FECH checks was fun, the real rush for me was the first time having to land without the instructor touching the controls. I am looking forward to reading other pilots replies.