Topic: 725 Squadron

Petty Officer Aircrewman successfully defends Australian national fishing title

Published on by LEUT Michael Grant (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

POA Liam Carruthers holding up the winning barramundi. (photo: Department of Defence)

POA Liam Carruthers holding up the winning barramundi.

Petty Officer Liam Carruthers, a qualified Aircrewman Instructor at 725 Squadron has successfully defended his title in the 2018 Australian Fishing Championships (AFC) held in Mackay, Queensland.

725SQN pays tribute to family and friends

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Michael Grant (author), LCDR Sam Dale (photographer)

One of the MH60R Seahawk static displays at the HMAS Albatross 2018 Families Day. (photo: LCDR Sam Dale)

One of the MH60R Seahawk static displays at the HMAS Albatross 2018 Families Day.

During October, 725 and 816 Squadrons of HMAS Albatross welcomed the family and friends of the establishment’s combined 400 strong workforce through its doors for 2018 Families Day.

HMAS Albatross welcomes Navy’s latest graduate Aviators

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Commanding Officer 723 Squadron, Commander Bruce Willington, RAN, (left) with graduates of Aircrewman Rotary Course 15, Leading Seaman (LS) Daniel Atkins, Able Seaman (AB) Brendan Raychaudhuri and AB Corey Mumberson, at HMAS Albatross. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Commanding Officer 723 Squadron, Commander Bruce Willington, RAN, (left) with graduates of Aircrewman Rotary Course 15, Leading Seaman (LS) Daniel Atkins, Able Seaman (AB) Brendan Raychaudhuri and AB Corey Mumberson, at HMAS Albatross.

Deputy Commander Fleet Air Arm, Captain Peter Ashworth presented Aircrewman wings to Leading Seaman (LS) Daniel Atkins, Able Seaman (AB) Corey Mumberson and AB Brendan Raychaudhuri on Friday 27 July 2018.

Fleet Air Arm gains 'Advanced Precision'

Published on by LEUT Ian Donovan (author), Unknown (photographer)

LS Michael Bennet and PO John Gallagher receive instruction on the fitment of the Digital Rocket Launcher to the weapons loading simulator in Training Authority - Aviation at HMAS Albatross. (photo: Unknown)

LS Michael Bennet and PO John Gallagher receive instruction on the fitment of the Digital Rocket Launcher to the weapons loading simulator in Training Authority - Aviation at HMAS Albatross.

MH-60R instructors from Training Authority Aviation (TA-AVN) were sent back to school recently in order to learn the nuances of the latest weapon for the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopters; the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS).

A Birdie on ice

Published on by CPO Anthony Martin (author), CPL Anthony Kunda (photographer)

Leading Seaman Scott Tunnard holds the Adelaide Challenge Cup after a recent game at the Adelaide Ice Arena. (photo: CPL Anthony Kunda)

Leading Seaman Scott Tunnard holds the Adelaide Challenge Cup after a recent game at the Adelaide Ice Arena.

Enjoying the ice is a simple task for Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Scott Tunnard from HMAS Albatross.

 

Donation exceeds targets

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jeff Topping (author), Unknown (photographer)

Danielle Lam, Commander Matthew Royals and Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Zara Fisk-Gibson with a cheque for $12,265 which is being donated to the Shepherd Centre. (photo: Unknown)

Danielle Lam, Commander Matthew Royals and Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Zara Fisk-Gibson with a cheque for $12,265 which is being donated to the Shepherd Centre.

A small contingent from 725 Squadron recently took great pleasure in presenting a cheque for $12,265 to their chosen charity.

 

Daring to fly

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Senior Helicopter Pilot Instructor, LCDR Michael Robertson of 723 Squadron, explains the theory and practical application of the Airbus EC-135 T2's enclosed tail rotor to Women in Aviation Work Experience Camp participants. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Senior Helicopter Pilot Instructor, LCDR Michael Robertson of 723 Squadron, explains the theory and practical application of the Airbus EC-135 T2's enclosed tail rotor to Women in Aviation Work Experience Camp participants.

HMAS Albatross, the Defence Work Experience Program and the Fleet Air Arm recently joined forces to present the inaugural Women in Naval Aviation camp.

Aussie Romeo flies through 10,000

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mitchell Laughlan (author), LS Eammon O'Brien (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer), CPL Ben Dempster (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy's MH-60R Romeo helicopter conducts functional testing of the newly fitted Airborne Low Frequency Sonar System (ALFS) off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida. (photo: LS Eammon O'Brien)

The Royal Australian Navy's MH-60R Romeo helicopter conducts functional testing of the newly fitted Airborne Low Frequency Sonar System (ALFS) off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida.

Navy's MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopters have passed the fleet milestone of 10,000 flying hours since the maturing capability began in December 2013 with 725 Squadron operating from Naval Air Station Jacksonville in the USA.

A regular Romeo

Published on by LEUT Dehan Hood (author)

725 SQN Romeo 902 conducts a live Hellfire firing. (photo: Unknown)

725 SQN Romeo 902 conducts a live Hellfire firing.

For most, milestones are easy to recognise: a birthday here, an anniversary there, but aircrew mark their growing experience by meticulously logging hours flown, with appropriate accolades from friends and colleagues as the total number soars.

Skeletor retires after sterling service

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author and photographer)

Navy Seahawk Helicopter N24-011 takes off for one last time at Australia's main operating base in the Middle East. (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

Navy Seahawk Helicopter N24-011 takes off for one last time at Australia's main operating base in the Middle East.

Royal Australian Navy Seahawk helicopter 'Skeletor' has flown its last operational flight after a career logging 6,200 airframe hours and spanning more than 28 years of service.