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SUAS - Adventurous Training

Members of an Air Squadron are able to make use of all of the adventurous training facilities that are available to regular service personnel, both in the UK and overseas. These experiences are used to engage members in leadership training, team building and personal development.

The activities on offer are wide ranging in their content and location, with many overseas expeditions every year. More often than not the activities are heavily subsidised, allowing students to participate in activities that may otherwise be prohibitively expensive.

The activities on offer include, but are by no means limited to:

  • Free fall parachuting
  • Skiing
  • Sailing (on and off shore)
  • Scuba diving
  • Paragliding
  • Hang gliding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountaineering
  • Ice
  • climbing
  • Mountain biking
  • White Water Rafting

It is not necessary to have experience in any particularactivity to participate; qualified supervisors and instructors are presentduring all activities to offer instruction at all levels. Many AirSquadron members have attended courses at adventure training centres world-wide, leading to instructor qualifications that can be used to superviseothers on subsequent expeditions.

SUAS prides itself in the amount of activities its membersorganise and participate in. Recent expeditions include a skiing expedition toMayrhofen, Austria, climbing in Spain and various multi-activity expeds inseveral parts of the UK. Other members have taken part in an inter-UAS counterinsurgency exercise in Scotland for 14 days, and yet more members spent two weeksin Germany on a cycling exped. All gained valuable qualifications and experiencesthat will last a life time.

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