Topic: HMAS Albatross

Aviation graduates take off on promising careers

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

Reviewing Officer, Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, inspects the graduating officers and sailors of the Joint Helicopter School No.1 Pilot, Aviation Warfare Officer and Aircrewman Courses at 723 Squadron HMAS Albatross, NSW. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Reviewing Officer, Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, inspects the graduating officers and sailors of the Joint Helicopter School No.1 Pilot, Aviation Warfare Officer and Aircrewman Courses at 723 Squadron HMAS Albatross, NSW.

The first intake of Army and Navy Pilots, Aviation Warfare Officers and Aircrew has graduated from 723 Squadron/Joint Helicopter School.

HMAS Albatross and 816SQN celebrate 70 years

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

HMAS Albatross celebrates 70 years with a cake cut by (L-R) Lieutenant Commander Bob Kyle; Seaman Aviation Support Kimberley Carter; Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross Captain Fiona Sneath, RAN; and Fleet Air Arm Museum curator Terry Hetherington. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

HMAS Albatross celebrates 70 years with a cake cut by (L-R) Lieutenant Commander Bob Kyle; Seaman Aviation Support Kimberley Carter; Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross Captain Fiona Sneath, RAN; and Fleet Air Arm Museum curator Terry Hetherington.

HMAS Albatross, home to Royal Australian Navy aviation, has celebrated the 70th anniversary of the establishment’s commissioning.

Albatross community rallies together to help Shoalhaven farmers

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Justin Brown (author)

Defence personnel gather at the Fleet Air Arm Museum to register for the 'Tour the T' fun run/walk at HMAS Albatross. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Defence personnel gather at the Fleet Air Arm Museum to register for the 'Tour the T' fun run/walk at HMAS Albatross.

Community-minded Defence members, APS and contractors have used an annual event to raise much needed funds for struggling farmers in the Shoalhaven region.

‘Risky business’ at HMAS Albatross

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

CO HMAS Albatross, CAPT Fiona Sneath with Mr Allan Sparkes CV, OAM, VA, and Deputy Commander Fleet Air Arm, CAPT Peter Ashworth. (photo: Unknown)

CO HMAS Albatross, CAPT Fiona Sneath with Mr Allan Sparkes CV, OAM, VA, and Deputy Commander Fleet Air Arm, CAPT Peter Ashworth.

HMAS Albatross was honoured to be able to hear from Mr Allan Sparkes CV, OAM, VA on Friday 28 July.

Win for birdies

Published on by Mr Glenn Armstrong (author), Mr Ken Karger (photographer)

Captain Steve Arney (Director NASPO) and Commander Sands Skinner (NASPO Head of Design) proudly display the Military Design Organisation Approval Certificate surrounded by members of NASPO Engineering Management Unit. (photo: Mr Ken Karger)

Captain Steve Arney (Director NASPO) and Commander Sands Skinner (NASPO Head of Design) proudly display the Military Design Organisation Approval Certificate surrounded by members of NASPO Engineering Management Unit.

The Navy Aviation Systems Program Office (NASPO) in HMAS Albatross has achieved a significant first in the form of a broad-scope design approval.

 

Fleet Air Arm forum uncovers great ideas

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

Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM RAN (COMAUSFLT), Lieutenant Commander Craig Castlewith his certificate for a navy silver level commendation and Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN (COMFAA) at the Fleet Air Arm Shark Tank. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM RAN (COMAUSFLT), Lieutenant Commander Craig Castlewith his certificate for a navy silver level commendation and Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN (COMFAA) at the Fleet Air Arm Shark Tank.

The Fleet Air Arm (FAA) Innovative Behaviours Program continues to produce results to get the best from the Navy’s maritime aviation warfare capabilities.

Aviation Support Trainees approach graduation

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Aviation Support Trainees are presented with a realistic simulation of a helicopter crash. As part of the fire and rescue component of their course, trainees were required to battle a fire, secure the aircraft and rescue the aircrew. (photo: Unknown)

Aviation Support Trainees are presented with a realistic simulation of a helicopter crash. As part of the fire and rescue component of their course, trainees were required to battle a fire, secure the aircraft and rescue the aircrew.

With just a couple of weeks until graduation, the heat is definitely on for the 14 Aviation Support (AVN) trainees who have just completed the firefighting and rescue phase of their 19 week course.

 

Young Endeavour posting ends for Navy birdie

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Watch Leader, Leading Seaman Megan Horne onboard STS Young Endeavour as they sail into Darling Harbour in Sydney (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Watch Leader, Leading Seaman Megan Horne onboard STS Young Endeavour as they sail into Darling Harbour in Sydney

The first birdie to serve in STS Young Endeavour will fly back to HMAS Albatross when her posting to the sail training tall ship ends later this month.

Navy Pilot earns wings

Published on by LS Aircrewman Adam Wade (author), Mr Chris Kershaw (photographer)

Chief of Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC presents Sub Lieutenant Thomas Snow with the award for Aerobatic Skill. (photo: Mr Chris Kershaw)

Chief of Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC presents Sub Lieutenant Thomas Snow with the award for Aerobatic Skill.

Navy’s newest pilot has graduated from the Royal Australian Air Force’s No. 2 Flying Training School (2FTS) at RAAF Base Pearce, Western Australia.

 

School visit a family affair

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), Unknown (photographer)

MRH-90 Taipan pilot Lieutenant Commander Natalee Johnston with her husband Lieutenant Commander Gavin Johnston (left), daughter Hannah and son Alasdair (right) join students at Milton Public School during a visit by 808 Squadron of HMAS Albatross. (photo: )

MRH-90 Taipan pilot Lieutenant Commander Natalee Johnston with her husband Lieutenant Commander Gavin Johnston (left), daughter Hannah and son Alasdair (right) join students at Milton Public School during a visit by 808 Squadron of HMAS Albatross.

Navy’s first ever female helicopter pilot has conducted an aircraft school visit with a difference.