RC model flying encompasses a variety of disciplines to suit all tastes and levels of competency. The hobby develops a variety of skills, starting with the ability to read plans or instructions, building, engineering, covering or painting and finishing and ultimately the learning of flying skills. Look at the people flying model aircraft at any club field, and witness all sorts of people enjoying different aspects of the hobby.
A sports flier, flying his Extra or Yak to the limits or trying to master a new 3D aerobatic manoeuvre will provide the modeller with excitement and an adrenalin rush. The skill and knowledge required to anticipate which way the model is heading, completing loops, spins and rolls gives a great sense of satisfaction. For this person flying the aircraft is the main attraction. Then there is the person flying their glider, in a more relaxed manner, as they search for thermals on which the glider soars and swoops gracefully around the sky. Perhaps not so much of the adrenalin rush for them, but equalling the enjoyment.
To some, taking the time to build a scale model and see it fly is the pleasure they derive from the hobby. For many the building and flying of a scale warbird or a scale model of any other aircraft is the ultimate goal. Then, there are modellers who just turn up at the field with a model, spend the whole morning socialising with like minded people, and sometimes go away without having flown at all! In short, model flying has something to offer every age group, all brought together through a common interest in aviation and modelling or simply the challenge presented by either.