Yes. There is currently only one pilot rated for the aircraft. Having an airworthy trainer means that it is easier to train more pilots.
Grew up with Viggens buzzing the skies in Sweden. Although I’ve not lived home for almost 20 years by now, and don’t consider myself very nationalistic – nothing makes me feel more proud of being Swedish than the sight of a Viggen! Plane was unique and decades ahead of its time when it was built.
Glad one is back in the sky!
‘buzzing’? How the heck did you pass your hearing test, Adam?
Was at this show….went specifically for the Viggen
Fantastic video. Thanks for sharing.