News & Press

November 4, 2019

Ascent Pilot Instructor retires with over 15,000 flying hours across his career!

Colleagues from 750 Squadron, RNAS Culdrose gathered last week to say farewell to Roger McDonald on his retirement. Roger has been with Ascent since the beginning […]
October 29, 2019

RAF Shawbury celebrates as 20 aircrew join the frontline from the UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS)

   A total of 20 tri-Service aircrew graduated from the Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) at RAF Shawbury on 25 October. The tri-Service parade celebrated the […]
October 28, 2019

Ascent Flying Instructor reaches 6,000 flying hours milestone

Ascent flying instructor and former Red Arrow pilot, Squadron Leader (Retired) Baz Cross, based at RAF Valley reached a personal and professional milestone recently when he […]
October 16, 2019

First flight of Texan T1 student at RAF Valley

RAF VALLEY reached a significant milestone in the delivery of military fast jet training recently with the first flight of a student pilot in the new […]
October 14, 2019

First Pilot Wings Awarded to MFTS Graduates

On 11th October 2019, AOC 22 Gp AVM Warren James presented the first four MFTS Multi-Engine Pilot Training (MEPT) graduates with their coveted flying brevets or […]
October 10, 2019

20,000 Flying Hours Milestone achieved for Helicopter student training

This week, the rotary element of the UK Military Flying Training System (MFTS) achieved the auspicious milestone of 20,000 flying hours on the Juno fleet of […]
October 1, 2019

Jupiter over water training in North Wales

Latest pictures from 202 Squadron RAF Valley, of one of our UKMFTS Jupiter helicopters conducting crew training in Holyhead Harbour. Photos: Crown Copyright, supplied by RAF […]
September 19, 2019

Ascent supports JET North Wales STEM day at RAF Valley

Ascent staff, Paul Wright and Danny Hanks delivered a STEM event at RAF Valley as part of our initiative to support the Jon Egging Trust, which […]
September 19, 2019

100th MFTS EFT Student Graduates!

Another programme milestone was achieved on 18th September when Flying Officer James Bell became the 100th student to complete his Elementary Flying Training at RAFC Cranwell […]
September 10, 2019

Another milestone achieved in UKMFTS programme

The Ascent Fixed Wing Rear Crew team achieved CAA approval today for its Dangerous Goods Course (endorsement from the CAA that it meets CAP483 requirements and […]