BUAS is established for up to 75 students. This normally enables up to 30 students to be recruited each year, dependent on the number of sponsored students remaining beyond the 2 year point.
BUAS flying is conducted at Boscombe Down near Salisbury in Wiltshire. BUAS HQ is currently at Azimghur Barracks, Colerne, near Bath. The HQ will move to a new site in the coming months which will remain close to the main student population of Bristol and Bath.
Weekly training nights take place every Tuesday at BUAS HQ during term time. A 2-week residential training camp is conducted during June, based at BUAS HQ for one week and elsewhere within the UK for the second. Flying is currently conducted Monday to Friday from Boscombe Down with specific flying camps elsewhere during the Easter and Summer holidays.