thank you very much for the kind welcome guys :)
I'll just mess around with 1.5 for the time being then until 2.5 drops. I've probably played this 6 hours a day since I bought it about a week ago haha. I spend all day on youtube watching tutorials and learning new things. Getting a little more confident now, can land really well now which at first was a scrambling mess haha. Combat is coming along nicely now, or it is now I've realised that certain weapons have a minimum height requirement needed to drop :( spent ages in the one tutorial mission not understanding why, even though I was locked on, I would not get a Launch Approval.
Game is a piece of art though, so so good. The wife bought me the T16000FCS HOTAS for Star Citizen at Christmas, it hasn't seen much space combat since lol.