Uncontrolled copy not subject to amendment Airmanship Knowledge Learning Outcome 3 Part 6 Training Aircraft Revision 2.00 Airmanship Knowledge Learning Outcome 3 Know the aircraft in service with the Royal Air Force Contents – – – – – – Viking T1 Vigilant T1 Tutor T1 Firefly T67 Tucano T1 Hawk T1/1A – – – – – – Hawk T2 King Air B200 Dominie T1 Jetstream T1 Griffin HT1 Squirrel HT1 Viking T1 Reporting Name Role Letters & Marks Role Viking T1 Cadet Training Viking T1 Viking T1 • The Viking T Mk1 is the mainstay of the Air Cadet Organisation’s glider fleet. • It has two seats in tandem, with dual controls allowing it to be flown from either seat Viking T1 Technical Data WING SPAN LENGTH CREW OPERATING SPEED RANGE SPEED ENGINES 17.5M 8.18M 2 50-55kts (93-102km/h) 57kts (105km/h) NONE Vigilant T1 Reporting Name Role Letters & Marks Role Vigilant T1 Cadet Training Vigilant T1 Vigilant T1 • The Vigilant has been in service with the ATC since early 1990 and equips many of the Volunteer Gliding Squadrons (VGS) • It is a self-launching, piston-engined motorised glider which requires no winch or cable to get airborne. • The cockpit has seating for 2, side by side. Vigilant T1 Technical Data WING SPAN LENGTH CREW OPERATING SPEED RANGE SPEED ENGINE 17.4M 7.9M 2 60kts (111km/h) 62kts (115km/h) One Grob G2500 piston engine Tutor T1 Reporting Name Role Letters & Marks Role Tutor T1 Primary Trainer Tutor T1 Tutor T1 • The Grob 115E aircraft entered Royal Air Force service in 1999 as the Tutor T1, replacing the Bulldog at UAS and AEFs. • The RAF Tutor has dual controls and the 2 seats are in side-by-side format. • The Tutor T1 replaced the final Firefly T67s in UK military service in 2010, becoming the primary training aircraft for all UK armed forces. Tutor T1 Technical Data WING SPAN LENGTH CREW MAXIMUM SPEED ENGINE 10M 7.4M 2 150kts at Sea Level One Lycoming 4-cylinder piston engine Firefly T67 Reporting Name Role Letters & Marks Role Firefly T67 Primary Trainer Firefly T67 Firefly T67 Used for elementary flying training at the Joint Elementary Flying Training School (JEFTS) until replaced by the Tutor T1 in 2010. Firefly T67 Technical Data WING SPAN LENGTH CREW MAXIMUM SPEED ENGINE 10.6M 7.6M 2 157mph (252km/h) at sea level One Lycoming piston engine Tucano T1 Reporting Name Role Letters & Marks Role Tucano T1 Basic Jet Trainer Tucano T1 Tucano T1 Tucano • Shorts of Belfast produce the Tucano T1. It is a development of the Brazilian EMB-312 Tucano (Toucan). • The canopy is in two sections and is bird strike-resistant for pilot protection. • The cockpit layout has been designed to mimic that of the Hawk advanced trainer as much as possible, to aid continuity in training. • The instructor’s rear seat is raised to allow a clear view over the student’s head; this gives the aircraft a humpbacked appearance. Tucano Technical Data WING SPAN LENGTH CREW MAXIMUM SPEED ENGINES 11.3M 9.8M 2 273kts (507km/h) at sea level 1 Garrett TPE 331 turboprop Hawk T1 / T1A Reporting Name Role Letters & Marks Role Hawk T1 & T1A Advanced Jet Trainer Hawk T1 / T1A Hawk T1 / T1A Hawk T1 / T1A Hawk T1 / T1A • The Hawk is the standard aircraft for advanced fast-jet pilot training and weapon training. • Some training Hawks were modified to T1A standard and have an emergency Air Defence war role with AIM9L Sidewinder air-to-air missiles • It has a large ventral airbrake underneath the rear fuselage. • There are two air intakes, one on each side of the fuselage forward of the wing leading edge, however only one engine. Hawk T1 / T1A Technical Data WING SPAN LENGTH CREW MAXIMUM SPEED ENGINES 9.4M 11.2M 2 560kts (1038km/h) at sea level 1 Rolls-Royce Turbomeca ADOUR turbofan Hawk T2 Reporting Name Role Letters & Marks Role Hawk T2 Advanced Jet Trainer Hawk T2 Hawk T2 Hawk T2 Hawk T2 • The Hawk T2 is the new advanced jet trainer for the RAF. • Developed from the next-generation 100-series BAE Systems Hawk • The Hawk T2 uses simulated weapons systems for training rather real weapons • It has a large ventral airbrake underneath the rear fuselage. • There are two air intakes, one on each side of the fuselage forward of the wing leading edge, however only one engine. • The Hawk T2 can be fitted with wingtip missile launchers Hawk T2 Technical Data WING SPAN LENGTH CREW MAXIMUM SPEED ENGINES 9.9M 12.4M 2 560kts (1038km/h) at sea level 1 Rolls-Royce Turbomeca ADOUR turbofan Dominie T1 Reporting Name Role Letters & Marks Role Dominie T1 Navigation Trainer The Dominie was withdrawn from service in 2011 Dominie T1 Dominie T1 Dominie T1 • The Dominie T1 was developed originally as a civilian twin jet executive aircraft (HS 125). It was modified and adopted for RAF use in 1965. • The Dominie T1 was used as an advanced navigation trainer, providing students with experience of navigation in high speed. Dominie T1 Technical Data WING SPAN LENGTH CREW MAXIMUM SPEED ENGINES 14.33M 15.4M 2 445kts (825km/h) at 30,00ft Two Rolls-Royce Vipers Griffin HT1 Reporting Name Role Letters & Marks Role Griffin HT1 Helicopter Trainer Griffin HT1 Griffin HT1 • The Griffin HT1, a training helicopter, it is operated within the Defence Helicopter Flying School, a combined operation by FR Aviation, Bristow Helicopters and SERCO, to train helicopter pilots for all three services. • First entered service in 1997, civilian contractor owned and operated. • Manufactured by Bell Helicopter Textron, Fort Worth, Texas, the Griffin is a development of the civilian Bell 212. Griffin HT1 Technical Data ROTOR DIAMETER LENGTH CREW MAXIMUM SPEED ENGINE 14.02M 12.92M 2 258km/h (161mph) Two Pratt & Whitney PT6T-3D turboshafts Squirrel HT1 Reporting Name Role Letters & Marks Role Squirrel HT1 Helicopter Training Squirrel HT1 Squirrel HT1 The Squirrel HT1 is used for advanced helicopter training at RAF Shawbury. Manufactured by Eurocopter in France. Squirrel HT1 Technical Data ROTOR DIAMETER LENGTH CREW MAXIMUM SPEED ENGINE 10.69M 12.94M 2 144mph (238km/h) at sea level One Turbomeca Arriel turboshaft Twin Squirrel Twin Squirrel • • • • This is a twin engined version of the Squirrel It has 2 Allison 250-C20F turboshafts It is used by 32 ( The Royal ) Sqn at RAF Northolt It is used mainly for transporting VIPs Questions?