Cadets taking to the skies

Cadets taking to the skies

We had 2 very lucky Cadets that travelled down to RAF Ternhill to do the PTT (Part Task Trainer) and managed to get 3 flights each in the winch launch Grob Viking Glider.

Each of the Cadets managed to gain their Blue Wings.

Blue Aviation Training Package

The Blue ATP introduces cadets to aeronautical concepts including the primary and further effects of controls, lift vectors and airfield procedures . There are 4 elements to the training:
Cadet Aviation Familiarisation Course (FAM)
Ground school
Part Task Trainer (PTT)
Airborne sortie(s)

Air Cadet Blue Gliding Wings

RAF Ternhill

The Blue ATP introduces cadets to aeronautical concepts including the primary and further effects of controls, lift vectors and airfield procedures . There are 4 elements to the training:
Cadet Aviation Familiarisation Course (FAM)
Ground school
Part Task Trainer (PTT)
Airborne sortie(s)

Grob 103a Viking

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. 

  • Length: 26ft 10in (8.18m)
  • Wingspan: 57ft 5in (17.50m)
  • Maximum speed: 119kt (220km/h)
  • Maximum altitude: 8,000ft

 

 

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