NIUAS is the youngest of the 15 UAS’s, having been formed in November 2015, some 20 years after the Queen’s University Air Squadron was disbanded. We are still growing our staff and student numbers and once we get to a steady state, we anticipate recruiting around 25 students each year to achieve a full Sqn size of 60 students. The current staff size will grow from 4 to 7, and will be further expanded by contractors to support the operational side of the Squadron. The Squadron operates fully from Aldergrove Flying Station, Crumlin, Co Antrim beside Belfast International Airport.
NIUAS will have recruiting and information stands at:
24 September 18 - Magee
25 September 18 - Jordanstown
26 September 18 - Coleraine
27 September 18 - Queens University Belfast
There will be an information evening on Thursday 27 September in Belfast to allow students to find out about what the UAS offers and the selection process. Please come along to our stand and speak to staff and students to find out more. If you miss us at Freshers’, then please contact us via the Squadron phone numbers below to enquire about joining.
Weekly training days take place during term time at Aldergrove Flying Station on Wednesday afternoons and evenings. The training programme consists of a range of military training, military lectures, briefs, discussions, command tasks, force development activities, sports and physical training and adventurous training.
Flying camps are organised at Aldergrove several times a year with aircraft visiting from around the UAS, until such times aircraft are permanently based here. Students also attend sports competitions and leadership and military training camps in Great Britain, and get the opportunity to travel abroad for staff rides and adventurous training.