Flying Training in the Fleet Air Arm
The Fleet managed flying training pipelines aim to produce 40 Pilots, 27 Observers, 9 Anti-Submarine Warfare and 9 Commando Aircrewman into the frontline each year. To achieve this, taking into account what can be a 4½ year pipeline from flash to bang for a fast jet pilot, takes a considerable amount of effort and resources across the three services and takes place in a wide variety of bases across the country. Apart from our Harrier Pilots all our aircrew will fly in single-pilot multi-crew aircraft in the demanding and testing maritime environment.
Gliding Camps and Flying Scholarships
To assist in the recruiting effort and also to promote Naval Aviation the FAA and FAAOA offers Gliding Scholarships and Powered Flying Awards at the 2 Naval Air Stations Culdrose and Yeovilton. Places are the subject of strong competition and are for up to 90 Gliding and 36 Powered Flight Awards per year.