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This is a list of schools within the Royal Air Force, empire flying training scheme, civilian and service elementary training schemes, as well as gliding schools.


The Royal Air Force operated many schools to train aircrew in the many and various skills required to operate an air force.

Flying training schools

To train pilots for the Royal Air Force, there have been many flying training schools, which are listed here.

Numbered schools

Other Schools

Gliding schools

As well as powered aircraft, the Royal Air Force has operated a large number of gliders both for military tasks and for Cadet training.

Regular Gliding Schools

Volunteer Gliding Schools

  • Air Cadet Central Gliding School

See also

Royal Air Force

Army Air Corps

Fleet Air Arm





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