BUAS is established for up to 75 students. This normally enables up to 30 students to be recruited each year, dependent on the number of students remaining beyond the 2 year point.
BUAS flying is conducted at MOD Boscombe Down near Salisbury in Wiltshire. BUAS Town Headquarters is located at The Artillery Grounds in Bristol.
Weekly training nights take place every Thursday at BUAS HQ during term time. A 2-week residential training camp is conducted during June, based at BUAS HQ for one week and elsewhere within the UK for the second. Flying is currently conducted Monday to Friday from Boscombe Down with specific flying camps elsewhere during the Easter and Summer holidays.