BMW CCA track day, circa 1989
Nice cars. Camaraderie. Oh, and a Lockheed C-130 belonging to the Royal Air Force lingering in the background— you know, the usual stuff. When you get down to it, not a whole lot seems to have changed in the past twenty some-odd years.
The C-130 makes its appearance around the 3:38 mark. Feel free to turn off the stereotypically bad ’80s music, although it does complete the experience in a perverse sort of way (alright, Danger Zone is a suitably appropriate guilty pleasure).
Talking to somebody who was present, Britain’s Royal Air Force was using the same airfield as a staging ground for its skydiving team. The C130 “Hercules” was taking the parachutists up, but the accommodating crew also offered the chance of a lifetime to the BMW guys. Not only did they take everybody up in the cargo hold for a few laps of the local desert, but they buzzed the track a few times and taxied up for a photo.
And when we say buzzed, there are several clips where you can see the plane is a few feet above the heads of the spectators, causing several to ‘hit the dirt’ as it came over.
It’s truly an amazing video and some impressive flying. Sadly, we hear the RAF crew got a roasting for their antics after some US Marine pilots reported their activities, but you’ve got to love the Brits for having a go! (source)