RAF Cranwell, UK (EGYD) - 17 July 2008

Via Karl we had a last minute opportunity to attend the Central Flying School Association Reunion though an invite by the current RAF King Air Display pilot Flt Lt Leon Creese.

First up we had a fascinating time in the King Air simulator. I got to fly a circuit and Leon showed us the complete King Air display from the inside - very cool.

Conditions for the display were dire to say the least. We all ended up soaked through to the skin and all the displays were obviously the low ones.

By the time the Reds displayed the weather had improved considerably and they looked great against the dark skies - of course I didn't have my smaller lenses on as but this time I quite frankly was fed up with being wet and hiding my camera in my coat.

After the display we had the opportunity to walk the flight line as the ground crews put the aircraft to bed.

One of the King Airs was a newly delivered Super 200GT model still sporting its civil registration. Much upgraded from its older Super 200 cousins the term "Bling Air" came up to describe this new beast.

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