I never knew there was so much involved in a simple flight. I got one of the discs from sporty's for free and it showed steps in a flight in a Cessna 172. It is awesome how you go through all those steps and everything. In fs9, all I do is taxi from the parking and go to the runway. Then put flaps at 10 degrees and takeoff. But in the real thing they set magnetos and check oil pressure and everything. I am gonna start following that now. It is a shame that in fs people often just do what I used to do. People tweak the flightsim to look as reallistic as possible. But the way they fly themselves is extremely unreallistic. Just thought I would share this.