Rather than reinventing basic flight here, I recommend you check out the following resources to get a better idea of how ships move. The lessons here at Not Such a Bad Pilot focus on taking those movement basics and adding in firing arcs and a bit of combat strategy.
Earn Your Wings – This series has some very good tips for learning how to predict where a turn or bank maneuver will land you. Super useful for not hitting rocks, bumping your own ships, or overshooting the enemy.
And here are two great videos on formation flying.