Welcome to University Air Squadrons

University Air Squadrons
6FTS Crest Comdt 6 FTS

Group Captain A Dickens OBE MA RAF,

Commandant No 6 Flying Training School

Welcome to the official website of No 6 FTS and the University Air Squadrons (UAS). 6FTS is an integral part of the RAF College, Cranwell. With 15 squadrons situated around the country training nearly 1000 undergraduates from over 100 Universities, as well as providing air experience for more than 19,000 Air and CCF(RAF) Cadets each year, 6 FTS is now the largest and most diverse flying school in the RAF. Joining a UAS will provide the perfect introduction if you're considering an RAF career, whether in a flying or ground-based role in the Regular or the Reserve forces. Indeed, the UAS is now the primary route for Graduate Entry into Initial Officer Training. Whilst UAS members are under no obligation to sign up after graduation we sincerely hope that you will and, should you decide that the RAF is for you (and many do!), there are various sponsorship schemes available to ease the financial burden of university life. By joining us and getting involved you're making no further commitment other than your time and effort and the training and personal development you receive will give you a head start in whatever career path you choose. We’ll also teach you to fly! Whether you’re already at university or just starting to think about which ones to apply to, this website will give you an insight into where we are, what we do, and how to apply. I look forward to meeting some of you in the months ahead.

Latest News

Recruiting for Academic Year 17/18


15 March 2017

Thinking of joining us next year? Check out the website of the UAS to which your preferred university is affiliated for details of the Freshers' Fairs at which they will have a presence.

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Tutors over College

6 FTS re-formed on 7 September 2015 with its Headquarters at the Royal Air Force College, Cranwell. Here is a brief history of the school....

Interested in a Particular UAS?

EMUAS on Exped

If you are looking for information on a particular UAS click here to find its own website.

Looking for sponsorship?

Flying Suit

The MOD offers several levels of sponsorship through A-levels and University. Click here to find out what might be available to you.

Ready to Apply?

Grob in the Morning

Each UAS recruits at a variety of University Freshers' Fairs. See the appropriate sqn pages for details.If you're already on a UAS and looking for sponsorship, speak to your Sqn Adjt for the latest information



Unfortunately not everyone is able to join a UAS. Follow this link to see whether you are you eligible to apply.



The UAS is buzzing with activity on a daily basis. Find out what our squadrons have been up to on their own gallery pages.

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