750 Naval Air Squadron

750 Naval Air Squadron trains Observers, the specialists who navigate, operate communications systems and control the weaponry in our Fleet Air Arm.

Having completed Initial flight training at 703 NAS Observer Training Flight, fledgling Observers move to 750 NAS to hone their tactical and technical skills. Here, they build elementary aviation skills, beginning a journey that will eventually see them helping to safely fly our specialised maritime helicopters.  
Over the course of 12 weeks, tomorrow’s top flight crew develop from individuals who know little about aviation into those ready to progress to one of the Royal Navy’s frontline helicopters.

Facts & figures

Facts & figures

9 personnel

Specialists in training

6 years

Ab-initio (from the start) training

8 weeks

Basic training

Our skills

Our skills

Our expert trainers boost knowledge, expertise and confidence, focusing on practical skills including:  

  • Commanding a crew and getting the most from an aircraft in an exciting and demanding environment
  • Navigation in all weathers
  • Learning how to operate sensors and tactically deploy an aircraft
  • Searching for a survivor in a Search and Rescue role
  • Controlling another aircraft to seek out and find a potential enemy 100 miles out to sea

Our operations

Current operation


United Kingdom

Putting our craft, kit and people through their paces so they perform to the highest standards.

Our base

Our base

RNAS Culdrose

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Commanding OFficer

Lieutenant Commander A J M Lang

750 Naval Air Squadron's role

Trainees learn through a mix of practical hands-on training and classroom lessons, spending 8 weeks developing their aviation skills before going onto one of five RAF ISR/ISTAR platforms.  
Trainers make use of state-of-the-art equipment, both within the aircraft and on the ground. This clever technology can synthetically replicate a range of modern front-line sensors, including radars, electronic support measures and tactical data links.  
The Squadron is part of the UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) – which means we share resources with other services to stretch the taxpayer’s money. 

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