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Images Dated 21st March 2011
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RAF Grob Tutor T Mark 1 Training Aircraft
A Royal Air Force Tutor training aircraft is pictured during an air display over RAF Cranwell.
The Grob 115E, known by the RAF as the Tutor, is used for Elementary Flying Training by the 14 University Air Squadrons and 12 Air Experience Flights throughout the UK. It is also used by the Central Flying School and for elementary WSO training at the RAF College Cranwell.
All of the Tutors in RAF service are entered on the UK Civil Aircraft Register and are provided by VT Group. The Tutor is constructed mainly from carbon fibre reinforced plastic, which combines high strength with light weight. Like its predecessor, the Bulldog, the Tutor has side-by-side seating but, unlike the Bulldog, the primary flight instruments are on the right-hand side of the cockpit.
This allows the student to fly the aircraft from the right-hand seat with a right-hand stick and a left-hand throttle so that future transition to fast-jet aircraft is made easier
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