University of Birmingham
Air Squadron


All students have the opportunity to progress through the UBAS flying programme, at no cost to students. The first solo flight is a major milestone in the syllabus, reached by 15 UBAS students as of May 2020. After successful completion of the syllabus, students are awarded the 'Preliminary Flying Badge', a fantastic achievement.

At UBAS, we fly the Grob Tutor from the airfield at RAF Cosford. Flying takes place Saturday to Wednesday each week, and students can sign up to each day individually to suit their university timetable and commitments.

In addition to the Tutor, UBAS members often get the chance to fly as passengers in other military aircraft.