Welcome to the website of East Midlands Universities Air Squadron (EMUAS). University Air Squadrons exist around the UK and provide students with the opportunity to experience life as an officer in the Royal Air Force, as well as the opportunity to partake in a number of exercises held across the year, including year-round flying training offered by our Qualified Flying Instructors. In addition to the flying training that you will receive, EMUAS offers a wide variety of ground training; the details of which can be found on the "Training" page. Sport plays a big part in the squadron, with EMUAS entering competitions for Football, Hockey, Swimming, Athletics, Skiing and Rifle-shooting. The squadron has approximately 80 members, with around 35 of those recruited each year from Leicester, Lincoln, Loughborough and Nottingham Universities. The squadron currently flies out of Royal Air Force College Cranwell, and holds weekly meetings at its town headquarters in Nottingham.
As a student on the Universities Air Squadron, the opportunity is open for you to learn to fly. However, there is no obligation to train. Students can either choose to follow the structured 30 Hour syllabus, or if they wish they can still experience the excitement of flying through Air experience flying. We not only fly though, we also participate in many adventurous training activities such as, rock climbing and skiing.
Social Events held by the Squadron are a great way of meeting everyone in a relaxed atmosphere, especially during the first term where everything can seem a bit daunting. There are both formal and informal socials throughout the year, which are mainly organised by students. Formal events will require either your uniform or will be a black tie, whilst our informal socials have a varied dress of either casual or fancy dress attire.
There are many opportunities to participate in sporting activities, both within the squadron and in competition against other squadrons, in hockey, football, rugby, volleyball and athletics to name but a few. Students generally organise sporting events and with the help from squadron staff. East Midlands UAS host the Inter UAS football tournament at RAFC Cranwell and is a highlight of the year.
Below are just a few images to help you get an idea of what we get up to on our time on the squadron
If you are interested or just want to find out a bit more about us send us a message and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.