Crew: Two
Length: 8.18 m (26 ft 10 in)
Wingspan: 17.50 m (57 ft 5 in)
Height: 1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
Wing area: 17.8 m2 (191 ft2)
Aspect ratio: 17.1
Empty weight: 390 kg (869 lb)
Gross weight: 580 kg (1,280 lb)


Maximum speed: 250 km/h (160 mph)
Cruising speed: 85 km/h (53 mph)
G limits: +5.3/-2.65 at Va
Maximum glide ratio: ca. 36.5
Rate of sink: ca. 0.64 m/s (126 ft/min)

The Grob Viking is a high performance glider which is launched by a winch. Seating is in tandem, with the pilot usually taking the rear seat. The rate of climb on take off is phenomenal. Once the glider has dropped the winch cable, the noise levels drop so that all you can hear is the air passing the aircraft.