Getting the aircraft airborne is pretty straightforward, If you want to just fly. However it becomes instantly more complex when you start flying routes by the FMC, the way it should be. The FMC when programmed correctly handles 90% of the flight, take off speeds, climb rate CRUZ speed as well as descents and NAV paths are all handled, you just need to alter the altitude before each stage to allow the FMC to handle VNAV and LNAV properly. I just completed my first full ILS flight today and it took me 45 mins to program the route and speeds with proper SID and STAR stages using the tutorial PDF that comes with the aircraft. The fully programmed FMC handled it all including the auto land that works perfectly (assuming you know how it all works and when to trigger the stages).
The short hop from Gatwick to Schiphol went in VERY fast even though the flight took an hour or so, I was pretty occupied for most of the flight what with checking the nav states and radios etc etc. All in all great fun.
I grabbed some more screenshots this time I flew in the KLM version of the PMDG(as I was flying to Schipol I thought this was appropriate).
First image shows the STAR route according to the FMC in the main CDU.
Landing, flaps 30 approach handled by the auto pilot.
Taxi to the gates.
Parked up and with ground supplies attached.