using simulators is a great way to practice. the physics of the simulator compared to real world may not be the same, but it can help build the muscle memory and help you learn to respond in different situations. What do you fly?
It's amazing how much fun the streamer cut has been flying multiplayer online. Was actually out at the field yesterday and my Pilot buddy was commenting on how much better I'm flying. So it appears to be rubbing off on my real world flying.