Topic: Fleet Air Arm

Fleet Air Arm’s biggest little fan pitches in to fly the flag

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Six-year-old Eloise Livingston with personnel from 816 Squadron on Australia Day 2019. (photo: Unknown)

Six-year-old Eloise Livingston with personnel from 816 Squadron on Australia Day 2019.

The Navy and Air Force flypasts and aircraft handling displays are a highlight for many people who mark Australia Day around Sydney Harbour.

Innovative concepts on display at Shark Tank 5

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Murray Lindsay (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Dr Wu presents to the Fleet Air Arm Shark Tank audience. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Dr Wu presents to the Fleet Air Arm Shark Tank audience.

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.

Navy commissions new 822X Squadron to operate unmanned aerial systems

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officers and sailors of 822X Squadron on parade during the commissioning ceremony at HMAS Albatross. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Royal Australian Navy officers and sailors of 822X Squadron on parade during the commissioning ceremony 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.

Innovation pays off for Fleet Air Arm

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Able Seaman Mitchell Sama utilises the Positive Air Breathing Apparatus while conducting maintenance on an MRH-90 Taipan Multi Role Helicopter at 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Able Seaman Mitchell Sama utilises the Positive Air Breathing Apparatus while conducting maintenance on an MRH-90 Taipan Multi Role Helicopter at 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

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.

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.

Innovation empowers safety culture

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

Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, outlines the Fleet Air Arm innovation strategy though a Shark Tank style forum at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, outlines the Fleet Air Arm innovation strategy though a Shark Tank style forum at HMAS Albatross.

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 abseil to support youth in crisis

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (author)

Fleet Air Safety Officer, Lieutenant Commander Natalee Johnston, sits high above historic Circular Quay after stepping off the edge of the 26th floor of Sydney's AMP Building to raise money for the Sir David Martin Foundation. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Fleet Air Safety Officer, Lieutenant Commander Natalee Johnston, sits high above historic Circular Quay after stepping off the edge of the 26th floor of Sydney's AMP Building to raise money for the Sir David Martin Foundation.

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.

Pilots ready to spread their new wings and fly

Published on by POA Paul McGuckin (author)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Barrett and Chief of Staff Fleet Air Arm, Captain Don Dezentje (centre left and right) with the Navy's newest pilots, Sub Lieutenants Mark Green and Will Stow. (photo: )

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Barrett and Chief of Staff Fleet Air Arm, Captain Don Dezentje (centre left and right) with the Navy's newest pilots, Sub Lieutenants Mark Green and Will Stow.

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.

Birdies to go over the edge for youth in crisis

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Abseil for Youth Team Navy - Fleet Air Arm (L-R) LCDR Roger Smyth, CMDR Cliff Kyle, CMDR Grant Oloughlan, CAPT Don Dezenjte, CMDR Charlie Stephenson, CDRE Vince Di Pietro, CMDR Michael Waddel, LCDR Natalee Johnson, CAPT Daniel Reilly and CAPT Malcolm Wright. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Abseil for Youth Team Navy - Fleet Air Arm (L-R) LCDR Roger Smyth, CMDR Cliff Kyle, CMDR Grant Oloughlan, CAPT Don Dezenjte, CMDR Charlie Stephenson, CDRE Vince Di Pietro, CMDR Michael Waddel, LCDR Natalee Johnson, CAPT Daniel Reilly and CAPT Malcolm Wright.

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.

Commendation recognises innovation work

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Jeff Chartier (photographer)

Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro presents LEUT Evan Burton with his commendation. (photo: Jeff Chartier)

Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro presents LEUT Evan Burton with his commendation.

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.