LUAS is one of 2 University Air Squadrons operating in the North West of England with approximately 50 students and six staff. Around 20 students are recruited each year from University of Liverpool, University of Lancaster, Edge Hill University, Bangor University and Liverpool John Moores University. The Squadron's Headquarters is at RAF Woodvale, near Southport in Lancashire.
LUAS recruits new members at the start of the academic year. Following Attestation new officer cadets, as they are now known, are kitted with new uniform and receive Basic Military Induction Training. During term weekly training nights take place at the Squadron's Headquarters at RAF Woodvale near Southport. The Squadron runs a week long camp at Easter and over the summer; activities include adventurous training, physical training, team sports, drill, field craft, combat survival and classroom based training and presentations. Throughout the year flying training is provided Sunday to Thursday. Training broadly follows the RAF’s Elementary Flying Syllabus and covers disciplines ranging from low level flying, aerobatics, and formation flying. Additionally, there is plenty of opportunity for Air Experience Flying for those whose interests lay away from flying.