EDIT: Although we have now moved on from the Alpha stage, this video contains plenty of information that remains relevant today.
Viajoviejero uses the single-player combat scenarios, [which are noticeably more difficult in the Premium Beta release], as an environment in which to explain the basic controls and interfaces of an Elite: Dangerous ship.
He takes us slowly and clearly through each UI, and most aspects of the HUD, whilst also demonstrating the basics of flight and dog-fighting. Whilst he only uses a Sidewinder, (the basic newbie ship), the controls and UI’s are almost exactly the same on all ships.
This is a great place to start for those who have never played any similar game, or are feeling a bit overwhelmed by the amount of information and options the game presents. Viejoviajero’s delivery is so relaxed and helpful, that you will soon find yourself able to swoop majestically through the Elite: Dangerous galaxy.