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RAF Linton on Ouse is one of the busiest airfields in the country.

Tasked with the training future fast jet pilots for the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, the Station operates the Tucano T1.

Yorkshire Universities Air Squadron comes to RAF Linton-on-Ouse

RAF2As a result of the closure of Royal Air Force Church Fenton at the end of 2013, the Yorkshire Universities Air Squadron (YUAS) and No. 9 AirRAF2
Experience Flight (9AEF) have relocated to Royal Air Force Linton-on-Ouse.
YUAS is made up of approximately 75 university undergraduates with RAF Officer potential, many of whom will eventually join the RAF.

9AEF comprises of 20 volunteer pilots who fly regional ATC and CCF cadets.

Both YUAS and 9AEF will fly Tutor aircraft (see the picture) which are smaller and quieter than the Tucano also flown at RAF Linton-on-Ouse as the RAF's centre of excellence for training the next generation of fast-jet pilots.
Flying movements from RAF Linton-on-Ouse will increase but will still be fewer than several years ago when 2 Tucano squadrons operated at the Base. There will be some additional Tutor flying at weekends; however, much of the flying will take place away from the locality after take-off.
There are expected to be fewer visiting aircraft and helicopters using RAF Linton-on-Ouse as a result of the increased use of the Airfield by YUAS and 9AEF. The arrival of YUAS and 9AEF at RAF Linton-on-Ouse should ensure the future of the Base for some years to come and should boost the local economy.

Flying events & night flying

There will be increased flying activity around RAF Linton-on-Ouse on Friday 30 August 2019 during the period 0930-1200h due to a graduation event of one of their Basic Fast Jet Training courses. The additional flying activity is expected to include various RAF jet aircraft as well as helicopters. 
RAF Linton-on-Ouse delivers world class basic fast jet flying training for RAF and Royal Navy fast jet pilots using its fleet of Tucano TMk1 aircraft. Link to RAF equipment webpage
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