Liverpool University Air Squadron
Welcome to the Liverpool University Air Squadron (LUAS) website and thank you for taking an interest in the Squadron. LUAS is a Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve unit for students from Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores, Edge Hill, Central Lancashire, Lancaster, Bangor and Chester Universities.
Our aim is to attract high quality undergraduates and assist them in developing their leadership, management and organisational skills. We do this by providing an extensive programme of sporting, adventurous and social events, at our home base of RAF Woodvale, throughout the UK and abroad. Recent expeditions have included mountain biking in Iceland, climbing and mountain biking in the Italian Alps, skiing in Italy, and fact-finding visits to historical sites in Germany and Poland.
LUAS also provides the opportunity for students to undertake structured flying training with Royal Air Force instructors using our Tutor T1 aircraft.
Many of our members go on to enjoy extremely fulfilling careers in the Royal Air Force but irrespective of our students’ subsequent paths through life, the skills that they develop at LUAS serve them extremely well. For those students intent on joining the Royal Air Force, LUAS is able to provide advice and assistance to maximise a candidate’s chances of passing the rigorous selection process.
If you think that you would like to devote some of your spare time away from academic study to become a member of the Squadron and participate in the wide range of our activities, please get in touch.
Squadron Leader Iain Macfarlane
Officer Commanding Liverpool UAS