On September 17, 2012, His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain was at the Cuatro Vientos Air Base in Madrid where he was given a test fly in the new NH-90 helicopter.  Apparently, this isn’t the first time His Majesty has been in a helicopter; in fact, he is an expert pilot with over “… 3,740 flight hours…” under his royal belt.

Any way, according to the Spanish online newspaper, ABC, the old king had a fabulous time flying in this nifty ‘copter for “… 30 minutes…”  

Then it was over.

Click here to watch videos from today’s event.