It's been described as the first aviation academy in the world, and it opened today next to Norwich Airport.
Peforming the opening ceremony was the TV presenter Carol Vorderman, herself a qualified pilot. She is an honorary ambassador group captain with the Air Cadets.
26 degree-level students began training in April, and will be joined by a further 100 16-year-old engineering students when the new academic year starts in September.
They will be taught on the site of a former Second World War aircraft hangar at the airport where a full-size Boeing 737 has been housed so that students can hone their skills.