We flew today! Beginner mode just very limited movements - tutorial videos were awesome - Flight simulator scared the hell out of me - but happy to report the real deal was much easier. I am a total newbie and really enjoyed the experience. I thought I was filming, but I was not, so that is the next task to learn. I am going to continue in beginner mode to play and gain confidence. Thanks all who contributed their experience and thoughts to my original newbie post - much appreciated!