Learn by Degrees
ULAS is the largest UAS with a strength of some 90 students and offers around 30 places per year to students from associated Universities within its large catchment area. The Squadron’s Town Headquarters is located at RAF Northolt and its Flying Headquarters is located at RAF Wittering, from which students fly the Grob 115E Tutor. ULAS has a rich heritage with students flying the Avro 504, Bulldog and Chipmunk aircraft and notable members have included Kirsty Stewart, the first female Red Arrows pilot; Norman Todd, The Captain of the first British Airways Concorde flight; and Colin Chapman, the founder of Lotus Cars.
Weekly training nights are held at town headquarters during term time. Alongside this there is flying training from RAF Wittering, adventurous training throughout the year, sports competitions, ceremonial events, and social events punctuating the annual calendar.