Topic: Fleet Air Arm
The Navy and Air Force flypasts and aircraft handling displays are a highlight for many people who mark Australia Day around Sydney Harbour.
The Navy Fleet Air Arm (FAA) has maintained its momentum on the Innovative Behaviours Program by conducting the fifth FAA Shark Tank (FAAST) at HMAS Albatross.
Today’s commissioning ceremony at HMAS Albatross marked a major milestone in the Royal Australian Navy’s capability to operate unmanned aerial systems in the maritime domain.
For Leading Seaman Brad Watson and Able Seaman Ben Price, recent advice that ‘portable breathing apparatus rigs are now cleared for release and ready for collection’, represented the realisation of a concept they developed to improve the way Navy does business when using harmful chemicals.
The Fleet Air Arm (FAA) Innovative Behaviours Program continues to produce results to get the best from the Navy’s maritime aviation warfare capabilities.
In November, HMAS Albatross will play host to the final of a series of forums designed to harness the creativity of Navy aviation personnel.
Navy aviators from the Fleet Air Arm observed a minute of silence on the top of the 26 storey AMP Building in Circular Quay on Friday, before gearing up and abseiling off the side for charity.
Chief of Staff of the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, Captain Don Dezentje, welcomed the Navy’s newest pilots into the ranks of the Fleet Air Arm at a graduation ceremony held at 2 Flight Training School, at RAAF Pearce in Western Australia.
Navy aviators may be accustomed to soaring at great heights and their engineering team helps them to achieve that. But as this is usually done from the relative comfort of a helicopter cockpit or a hangar, the 10 Fleet Air Arm personnel from or attached to HMAS Albatross who are poised to step off the top of the 26 storey AMP Building later this month will also be stepping far outside their comfort zones.
Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro has presented LEUT Evan Burton with a commendation for his tireless work in implementing into Fleet Air Arm Service a computer software system that manages aircrew and flying operations for Navy and Army.