UWAS is a mid-size University Air Squadron with a strength of 60 students and 8 staff. Around 25 students are recruited each year from our catchment-area academic establishments. The squadron’s Flying Headquarters (FHQ) is co-located with its Town Headquarters (THQ) at MOD St Athan, near Barry to the SW of Cardiff. UWAS includes 1 Air Experience Flight (1 AEF) who fly the same aircraft under a mainly cadet flying task.
Weekly training nights take place on Tuesday evenings during term time at the squadron's Town Headquarters (THQ) including a range of talks from guest presenters as well as drill, sport and other developmental activities.
The squadron also carries out Easter and Summer camps to provide force development and leadership training, as well as fostering students' knowledge of the RAF and providing career research opportunities.
Flying camps also offer periods of consolidated flying training on Grob Tutor aircraft with Qualified Flying Instructors.
UWAS also holds a large calendar of social events throughout the year, including both formal and informal occasions.