16 Squadron is stationed at RAF Wittering in Cambridgeshire and trains students on the Grob 115E Tutor. In 1915 it was the first air unit to use wireless technology to report troop movements. Aircraft flown have included, the Canberra, Buccaneer and Tornado GR1. It was a Jaguar Operational Conversion Unit until 2005. The Squadron is one of the two RAF Elementary Flying Training squadrons. Students fly courses of up to 70 hours, learning basic aircraft handling, instrument flying, navigation, and formation skills before progressing to the fast-jet, multi-engine and rotary
streams for advanced flying training.