News & Press

May 15, 2018

Up, Up and Away for Prefect – The 1st Student Goes Solo

Up, Up and Away for Prefect – The 1st Student Goes Solo   Another first for UKMFTS Elementary Flying Training (EFT) occurred this week at RAF […]
April 25, 2018

First student gets airborne in a Juno helicopter

THE FIRST TRAINEE PILOT GETS AIRBORNE IN A JUNO HELICOPTER UNDER THE NEW UK ROTARY MILITARY FLYING TRAINING SYSTEM On 25 April 2018, the first trainee […]
April 16, 2018

1ST PHENOM FLIGHT UNDER MILITARY REGISTER FOR UK MILITARY FLYING TRAINING SYSTEM

First Phenom Flight at RAF Cranwell
April 9, 2018

First student Prefect sortie

First student gets airborne at Barkston Heath in a Prefect
January 16, 2018

The Esmonde Building at Barkston Heath is formally opened

On Tuesday 16th January Rear Admiral Keith Blount, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff formally opened our Operational Support Building at RAF Barkston Heath. The ‘Esmonde Building’ […]
January 16, 2018

The Sykes Building Formally Opens at RAF Cranwell

On Tuesday 16th January a ceremony was held to formally mark the opening of our state of the art infrastructure including an Operational Support Building and […]
November 11, 2017

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier visits RAF Shawbury

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier visited RAF Shawbury today and we were very pleased to welcome him to our […]
November 2, 2017

Ascent General Manager at RAF Shawbury, Harry Palmer, Awarded the Central Flying School Trophy

We are proud to announce that Harry Palmer our Ascent General Manager at RAF Shawbury has been awarded the Central Flying School Trophy. Harry was recognised […]
September 17, 2017

Bristol Half Marathon

Today was a very successful day for our participants of the Bristol Half Marathon. Ascent would like to congratulate our staff and those within our partnering […]
September 5, 2017

Ascent have completed the certification of RFTU at Barkston Heath

Ascent are pleased to announce that we have now completed the certification of Ready For Training Use (RFTU) of EFT RFTU 1 at Barkston Heath. This […]