News & Press

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

Ascent will be presenting at RAES Conference 12/13 November 2019

     Ascent RAF Shawbury General Manager, Mr Harry Palmer, will be a key note speaker at RAES Rotorcraft Simulation – Trends and Future Applications – Conference […]
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 […]
September 10, 2019

Lockheed Martin VP visits RAF Valley

Amy Gowder, Vice President and General Manager Training and Logistics Solutions, Lockheed Martin Rotary and Missions Systems Company visited RAF Valley yesterday to view the immense […]
September 4, 2019

National Audit Office publishes report into Military Flight Training

Today 4th September, the National Audit Office (NAO) has published a report following its investigation into Military Flying Training. Ascent Management Limited, a joint venture between […]