RAF’s Grob 120TP ready to fly
The Royal Air Force's (RAF's) Grob 120TP trainer aircraft has achieved Military Release to Service.
The Grob 120TP is part of a suite of new training aircraft due to enter service from 2017, which will support the fixed wing element of the UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) programme.
Designed for training ab-initio students, the aircraft has a G-range of +6/-4 and a top speed of 235kts. Equipped with a fully digital cockpit, it is EASA certified for day, night and full instrument meteorological conditions operations.
The Grob 120TP, which will be based at RAF Cranwell, is one of a total of 18 aircraft that will be delivered under the programme this year.
Affinity was selected by Ascent Flight Training to provide and maintain the fixed wing aircraft for the UKMFTS programme. The UKMFTS takes UK armed forces aircrew from initial training through elementary, basic and advanced flying training phases preparing them for their arrival at their designated Operational Conversion Units.
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