Northumbrian Universities Air Squadron


NUAS currently has around 60 students and 6 staff. Around 25 students are recruited annually from Universities in the North East. The Squadron’s Flying Headquarters (FHQ) is located at RAF Leeming, near Northallerton in North Yorkshire, and weekly training nights are held in Newcastle.

Knowledge gives wings


Weekly training

Weekly training nights take place during term time at the Squadron’s Town Headquarters (THQ) near St Cuthbert’s Keep, Newcastle. Annually, the squadron carries out two major adventurous training expeditions, whilst also providing continuous support for minor expeditions throughout the year. Flying occurs from RAF Leeming during term time Monday to Friday.


1941  Formed as Durham University Air Squadron at Woolsingham.

1949  Squadron moved to Usworth.

1951  Tiger Moth aircraft replaced by DeHavilland Chipmunks.

1957  Squadron moved to RAF Ouston.

1963  Name changed to Northumbrian Universities’ Air Squadron.

1974  Squadron converted to Scottish Aviation Bulldogs.

Contact details

Northumbrian Universities Air Squadron, RAF Leeming, Gatenby, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 9NJ.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01677 457428


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