Charles’ interest in airshows goes back to his childhood and as a cadet with the RAF Air Cadets was lucky enough to spend 2 weeks with the Red Arrows, achieving a goal early in life with a flight with the team. He supported the RAFGSA’s Glider Display, Team Condor at various shows, before joining the RAF Waddington International Airshow team in 2002, working in various roles, but mainly in the flying display coordination roles until 2015 when the airshow finished. His flying experience started at age 12 and largely stems from the Gliding world and light aircraft flying. He went onto become a Flying Display Director for various events around the UK. He joined the R5 team in 2017 as a Director. Charles is also the Executive of the European Airshow Council, the representative body for the airshow industry and community in Europe. He also brings knowledge of Police operations and Emergency Service and security through his roles within the Police Service.