The School of Army Aviation at Middle Wallop in Hampshire trains Army pilots using the Army’s front line aircraft, the Islander, the Gazelle, the Lynx and the Apache AH Mk 1. It also trains soldiers to support these aircraft on the ground, to protect its operating bases, to provide communications between the ground and aircraft, and to arm and refuel them. The training activity conducted by SAAvn is divided into ground training and flying training.
Ground training is conducted by 2 Regiment AAC and consists of:
Phase 2 training to provide special to arm training for recruits on completion of their basic training at Winchester Army Training Regiment, and,
Phase 3 training to provide career progress courses for trained soldiers.
Flying training is conducted by Flying Wing and consists of:
Army Flying Grading
Operational Training Phase of the Army Pilots Course
Conversion to the Army Air Corps operational aircraft