I have been flying jets for about 12 years now. I recently have put my jet wings to rest( for a while) to experiment with model turbine helis. I still get to grip the sticks once in a while to keep the ''feel'' fresh.
I recently went to my first Scale heli event. I can honestly say, that there was a different feel to the event than what you get at the jet rallys. First thing I noticed was the lack of night life at the event for those that camped at the field. It was like when the sun went down, everybody went to sleep.
The other thing I noticed was it seemed like people where just sooo serious about everything. I am all for competition but it was beyond that. More like, don't get to close to my bird, you might break it or see how I modified something cuz I don't want anyone else to have it like mine.
I guess i have just been spoiled with the jet guys and the friends I have made over the years. Even though I don't own any jets to my name currently, I am very inspired to get the ''big'' scale turbine heli that I am working on done, so that I can come hang out at some of the local jet events. Even if I only get to fly once or twice, that is fine buy me.
The camaraderie and brotherhood feeling with the jet community is second to none. I have been to scale events, heli events, electric only events and none, in my eyes, hold a torch to the experience you get at a jet rally. Most of the guys are willing to take the skirt off their back if it will help someone else. Just good times for sure.