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