Will fly for food.
There is still that real-world on top work going on now, but probably not at the amount it was for you. I've been fortunate enough to experience it and it is a pretty cool feeling to know that one of those guys is right there and it's one on one between the sub and you. Unfortunately, the age of the aircraft is starting to show itself as are some other issues which makes it all very frustrating. I'd say that's my biggest gripe right now along with a loss of identity/pride among fellow MPRA crew.