Hi there, and welcome to World of Warplanes!
I've been playing this game almost daily since release - had to face all those alpha and beta testers for my first couple thousand of matches - oh what fun that was - and with really bad default control settings to boot! Needless to say, I'm addicted to the game. I'll occasionally try to create some dramatic videos of game play, and offer advice here on the forums.
I don't often flight up with other players because my tendency is to fly a match or two, go afk, check the forums for the latest drama, fiddle around in the hangar, etc. (really annoys my flight mate to make them wait around for me).
If your new to aerial combat games (as I was when I started) you may experience some initial frustration and disappointment - you may even get some less-than-kind messages from some of the more obnoxious players around here. But, I can tell you from personal experience that you can learn and improve to be just as good, if not better than, some of us old timers... that is if you're willing to put in the time and learn.
If there's anything about this game that you want to know - check here (the forums) - it's probably already been asked. But if you can't find the information, or it seems like it might be out of date, go ahead and make a post. There are several amazing players here that know the ins, outs, and side-ways of this game.
Good luck, have fun, and see you in the skies