The Vikings invade UR!

637 Volunteer Gliding Squadron are to be begin gliding this month with their Viking T Mk 1’s. The Facebook group kindly let me repost their pictures from their site. Click here for more information from 637 Sqn.



    wow. looks brill. i love living on an airfield!

  • nice to see what it looks like close up 🙂

  • One viking was out the hanger this afternoon with (I presume) cadets.

  • Ironically, this is a totally unsuitable aerodrome for their operation. Ideally they should be on a flat surface so that the glider and winch can see each other, Little Rissington is on the top of a hill so they are out of sight making signalling difficult. The grass area is not clear of obstacles with the auto-triangulation antenna in the middle, so vulnerable to be hit by a falling winch cable or at worst a landing glider!

    Before they fly cadets they need to train a lot of instructors as most of the Vigilant pilots will not be glider pilots. You can’t take someone from a motor boat and put them in a yacht!

  • Good picture David. Has has just set me a message and said you were out today taking more. She sent a few pictures but they were a little distant.

  • David would have good Pics. Maybe next time I take your camera out just a bit big to lug about 🙂

    Thanks David

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