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News from 2011

HRH Duke of York Marks Launch of Ascent’s Training Facilities

His Royal Highness the Duke of York, Commodore-in-Chief Fleet Air Arm, visited Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose on Tuesday 28 June 2011 and marked the arrival of the United Kingdom Flying Training System… Read more

Posted on: 01/07/11

First Students Enter Training Under the UK Military Flight Training System

The first students to enter the UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) will arrive at Royal Air Force station (RAF) Barkston Heath later this month, less than two years since Ascent Flight Training… Read more

Posted on: 09/06/11

Ascent Staff Complete Induction Course

Another significant step towards delivery of UKMFTS training was taken in Bristol in early April as Ascent’s staff at Culdrose and Barkston Heath completed an induction course, during which they met… Read more

Posted on: 13/04/11

Her Majesty the Queen and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh Visit RAF Valley

On Friday 1st April Her Majesty the Queen and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh visited the Ascent UK Military Flying Training (UKMFTS) Advanced Jet Training (AJT) facilities at RAF Valley. The royal couple were… Read more

Posted on: 07/04/11

Jetstream Final Sortie visits its UKMFTS Successor

The Royal Navy Jetstream T2 has been flown by 750 Naval Air Squadron (in the Observer training role since 1978) and its final sortie was completed on 14 Mar 2011 with a visit to Cobham Aviation at Bournemouth.… Read more

Posted on: 14/03/11

Rear Crew Stage 1:  Instructor Training Starts

Rear Crew Stage 1 Team has commenced the induction and training of the first Barkston Heath instructors.  The new instructors, pictured right, spent a week in March at Ascent HQ for their induction… Read more

Posted on: 12/03/11