MASUAS is established to train up to 60 undergraduate students, managed by 6 permanent staff. Approximately 30 students are recruited each year from the University of Manchester; University of Salford, Manchester; and Manchester Metropolitan University. The squadron headquarters and flying facilities are at RAF Woodvale on the Sefton coast, located between Liverpool and Southport.
MASUAS will be recruiting between 16th and 19th September at the following locations:
Salford University – Opposite the Student Union, just look out for the RAF Marketing Van.
Manchester University and MMU – On Oxford Road opposite the Manchester Museum, just look out for the RAF Marketing Tent.
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During university term-times, routine squadron training events vary between training evenings, on a Tuesday or Thursday, or residential training weekends at RAF Woodvale. MASUAS offers up to 3 residential training camps throughout the academic year, with duration ranging between 5 days and two weeks.
A Winter Camp is usually held in early January at RAF Woodvale. The Easter Camp tends to focus on adventurous training activities and is often held at a deployed location. The major, and mandatory, training event is the Summer Camp which normally commences in late June.