record your first flight? does it play back showing just you, it should do.
replay that recording as AI and fly agian your self ANd record again, when you playback the second recording you should see only yourself and not the original flight - this is normal, eventually you will build up a formation that you can playback.
Lets say you did a 3 ship formation, you will have 3 recordings that you play back showing 3 aircraft.
May the Mynd be with you.
So far my number of landings either passenger or pilot equal my number of takeoffs.
FSX Gold Acc, P3D V4, FS2020