Welcome to RAF Syerston

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RAF Syerston Station Badge Gp Capt J Middleton

Station Commander & Commandant 2 Flying Training School

Gp Capt John Middleton OBE BA RAFR

RAF Syerston is the home of the Headquarters of the Royal Air Force 2 Flying Training School and Central Gliding School. It is located a few miles South of Newark on Trent in Nottinghamshire. Once home to Wg Cdr Guy Gibson, before he departed to form 617 (Dambusters) Sqn at RAF Scampton, RAF Syerston itself is now a satellite airfield of RAF College Cranwell with professional flying training assured by the Directorate of Flying Training within 22 (Training) Group. RAF Syerston is a busy RAF Station from an airspace perspective, with flying operations undertaken seven days a week and over 38000 movements a year.

RAF Syerston has three satellite airfields all operating military registered aircraft, RAF Kenley in South London, RAF Kirknewton in Scotland and RAF Little Rissington in Gloucestershire.

2 FTS Mission Statement

2 Flying Training School provides the ACO with character-building flying opportunities up to solo standard, that encourages Cadets to develop soft life skills and a practical interest in aviation.

Our vision is "Promoting Excellence in Gliding Instruction".

Please use the links above to find out more about RAF Syerston.

***For information relating to RAF Kenley please visit the news section***

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