University Air Squadron

What is the University Air Squadron?

The 15 University Air Squadrons in the UK have a long tradition of offering flight training to undergraduates, a chance to experience life in the RAF and the opportunity to bring out university students’ potential.

Joining a UAS will provide the perfect introduction if you’re a student considering an RAF career, whether in a flying or ground-based role in the Regular or Reserve forces.

There is no obligation to sign up and by getting involved you’re making no further commitment other than your time and effort. The training and personal development you receive will give you a head start in whatever career path you choose.

UAS stand infront of forth road bridge

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However, should you decide that the RAF is for you, and many do, there are various sponsorship schemes available to ease the financial burden of university life.

The Lowlands of Scotland are home to:

  • Universities of Glasgow & Strathclyde Air Squadron (UGSAS) based at 12 Park Circus, Glasgow and flying out of Glasgow International Airport
  • East of Scotland Universities Air Squadron (ESUAS) based at Leuchars Station, St Andrews

Meet Officer Cadet Abbie McKelvie of East of Scotland Universities Air Squadron


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