The FAA Squadron was formed in 1996 and currently has over 90 members and 62 aircraft ranging from sophisticated twins, a Jet Provost and a Hunter to Microlights such as the Shadow.
The majority of the Squadron members are serving or retired from the RN, Royal Marines, Army or RAF and who wish to continue flying in a General Aviation aircraft. They come from a variety of backgrounds and all wish to continue to have a connection with the Squadron in some way.
The Squadron is run by a team structured along Naval Air Squadron lines:
CO (‘The Boss’)
Senior Pilot (SPLOT)
Senior Observer (SOBS)
Air Engineer (AEO)
Chief Flying Instructor (CFI)
Squadron Liaison Officer
Officer/Officers for Special Duties
Each person is appointed at the AGM in November for two years and thereafter may seek further appointment. They may resign on giving notice to the CO. The Squadron Team have authority to co-opt any full or associate member to fill a vacancy until the next AGM.