About the Viking T1
The Grob G 103A Twin II Acro, known as the Viking T.Mk 1 in service, is used by the Air Cadet organisation to give basic gliding training to air cadets. Nine Volunteer Gliding Squadrons operate the type at locations around the UK, training air cadets to a standard sufficient for them to fly solo. The RAF Central Gliding School at RAF Syerston also uses the Viking, for VGS instructor training.
The Viking is capable of high-performance flying and simple aerobatics. A cost-effective modern glider, it is ideally suited to its air cadet training role.
Header image by Geoff Parselle
Viking T.Mk 1:
- Length: 26ft 10in (8.18m)
- Wingspan: 57ft 5in (17.50m)
- Maximum speed: 119kt (220km/h)
- Maximum altitude: 8,000ft