RAF King Air
The twin-turboprop Beech King Air family has been used for a very wide variety of civilian and military applications. The RAF employs the B200 model as an advanced multi-engine trainer, in service with No 45 (Reserve) Squadron, part of No 3 Flying Training School at Cranwell in Lincolnshire. As part of the course, students learn essential skills for handling a multi-engined aircraft and develop the skills necessary to get the best out of operating in a multi-crew environment. Other King Air variants used by the UK military are based on the larger 350 model, these being the RAF's Shadow surveillance platform and the Royal Navy's Avenger observer trainer.