UBAS is one of the larger University Air Squadrons with approximately 75 students and 8 staff. Around 35 students are recruited each year from Aston, Birmingham, Birmingham Central, Coventry, Keele, Stafford, Warwick and Wolverhampton Universities. The Squadron's Headquarters is at RAF Cosford, near Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.
Weekly training nights take place during term time at the Squadron's Headquarters at RAF Cosford. The Squadron carries out numerous flying and ground camps over the holiday periods and flying from RAF Cosford during term time Saturday to Wednesday.