News & Press

August 27, 2019

First rotary wing pilots graduate at RAF Shawbury on 23 August

Another milestone in the UK Military Training System (UKMFTS) was achieved on Friday 23 August, with the graduation of the first 13 pilots to complete their […]
August 12, 2019

DHFS supports “Bike Safe” Motorcycle Safety Training event at RAF Shawbury

A very different use of the aircraft parking dispersal & hangar areas took place on Saturday 10th August when RAF Shawbury hosted a “Bike Safe” Motorcycle […]
August 8, 2019

UKMFTS showcase at the Royal International Air Tattoo hosted by Ascent

Ascent were proud to host a showcase of all 7 aircraft used in the UK Military Flying Training System on behalf of our partnering arrangement with […]
August 6, 2019

Holly goes sky-high to raise funds for the Jon Egging Trust

On 27 July, action girl Holly Woodrow, Operations Training Co-ordinator at Bristol HQ made her first skydive to raise money for the Jon Egging Trust, our […]
July 25, 2019

Developing Employability Skills with Ascent Flight Training – North Wales Jon Egging Trust

  On 19th June , in support of the Jon Egging Trust, two members of our HR team went up to RAF Valley to run a […]
March 8, 2019

Multi Engine Pilot Training achieves Initial Course Capability

The UKMFTS team have achieved yet another significant Milestone on the road to full delivery of UKMFTS, the declaration of Initial Course Capability (ICC) for Multi-Engine Pilot Training.
February 8, 2019

MFTS Team ready for Texan

RAF Valley and the Fixed Wing Team are poised ready to enter the next stage of training delivery
December 18, 2018


Last week saw the first student to get airborne in a Jupiter aircraft. As part of UKMFTS’ first Royal Navy Rear Crew Course, the sortie got […]
December 18, 2018

Rotary Wing Update

This week the Rotary Wing programme witnessed a number of key events on its journey to full delivery. The week started with the UKMFTS Jupiter/Juno fleet […]
November 20, 2018


On 15th November 2018, the rotary element of the UK Military Flying Training System (MFTS) achieved the auspicious milestone of 10,000 flying hours, using a fleet […]