The Grob 115E, known by the RAF as the Tutor Aircraft, is used for Elementary Flying Training by the 15 University Air Squadrons and 12 Air Experience Flights throughout the UK. It is also used by the Central Flying School and for elementary navigator training at the RAF College Cranwell. All of the Tutor Aircraft in RAF service are entered on the UK Civil Aircraft Register and are provided by Vosper Thorneycroft Aviation.
The Tutor Training Aircraft is constructed mainly from carbonfibre 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.
The Tutor is a cost effective, modern, elementary training aircraft. The combination of docile handling characteristics and good performance make it very suitable for its training role. Tutor Aircraft is Single engined monoplane used for elementary flying training and air experience flying. Constructed form carbon fibre reinforced plastic, giving high strength and light weight. Side by side seating, preferred for the elementary and basic flying training role. Modern instrument and avionics suite, including a global positioning system. Docile handling and good performance makes it very suitable for elementary flying training.