Welcome to East Midlands UAS

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 Univeristy 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 teh excitement of flying through Air experience flying. We not only fly though, we also participate in many adventurous training activites such as, rock climbing and skiing.

Social Events

Social Events held by the Sqaduron are a great way of meeting everyone in a relaxed atmosphere, escpeically during the first term where everything can seem a bit daunting. There are both formal and informal socials throughout the year, which are mainly organsied by students. Formal events will require either your uniform or will be a black tie, whilst our informal socials have a vaired dress of either casual or fancy dress atire

Sporting Activites

There are many oppuritunites to participate in sporting activiites, both within the squadron and in competetion against other squadrons, in hockey, football, rugby, volleyball and atheltics to name but a few. Students generally organise sporting events and with the help from squadron staff. East MIdalnds UAS host the Inter UAS football tournament at RAFC Cranwell and is a highlight of the year.

What We Do

Below are jsut a few images to help you get an idea of what we get up to on our time on the squadron

  • Bisley Shooting
  • Chinook Visit
  • Malta Climbing
  • Egypt Diving
  • Families Day Drill Display
  • Families Day Aircraft
  • Football Tournament
  • Families Day Force Development Display
  • Hawk T2 Passenger Trip
  • High Ropes Exercise
  • Barcalona Marathon
  • Royal International Air Tatto
  • Sailing Expedition
  • Austria Skiing Expedition
  • Sky Diving Training
  • STRIKE Exercise
  • Cornwall Expedition
  • Tutor Formation Flight
  • Wales Expedition


Already a member of EMUAS? Please head to our Members Area, or if you're an Alumni member go to our Alumni Forum

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P: 01159 254375

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