"Buddy, buddy, buddy... hi Buck!"
Starting with fly instructions and doing some target practicing on a couple of containers you're off on your first mission.
Protect, escort and defend ships and objects. Track down an enemy ship, immobilize it and use a tractor beam to real it in. There's lots to do, the dogfights are wonderful! You can lock on a target and maintain the same speed, which comes in handy because it's hard enough to manoeuvre your ship to get your target in your cross-hair.
In the beginning you'll have to get used to the keymapping, but once you're familiar with that it's hunting time!
May the Force be with you.