Topic: Helicopters

Aviation sailors lash Poseidon

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABET Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Aviation Support trainees prepare for HMAS Adelaide's embarked MRH90 helicopter, Poseidon 29, to land on the ship's flight deck. (photo: ABET Jarrod Mulvihill)

Aviation Support trainees prepare for HMAS Adelaide's embarked MRH90 helicopter, Poseidon 29, to land on the ship's flight deck.

A group of 14 sailors has experienced the rush of working beneath 14,000 kilograms of hovering helicopter on the deck of a moving warship.

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.

 

Choules supports First of Class flight trials

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew McGuigan (author), LEUT Grant Thaler (photographer)

HMAS Choules flight deck team conduct flight deck operations during CH-47 first of class flight trials in the Coral Sea. (photo: LEUT Grant Thaler)

HMAS Choules flight deck team conduct flight deck operations during CH-47 first of class flight trials in the Coral Sea.

Landing Ship Dock HMAS Choules has conducted First of Class Flight Trials for the CH-47F Chinook helicopter marking a significant increase to amphibious capability.

 

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).

Queen's Baton flies high

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

Captain Fiona Sneath, Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, holds the Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton before departing on a Royal Australian Navy Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat to commence a leg of the relay across Shoalhaven River, Nowra. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Captain Fiona Sneath, Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, holds the Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton before departing on a Royal Australian Navy Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat to commence a leg of the relay across Shoalhaven River, Nowra.

Navy has provided special transport in the form of helicopter and Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat for the Queen’s Baton which is travelling around Australia in readiness for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

 

816 Squadron transports Commonwealth Games baton

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer 816 Squadron, Commander Anthony Savage (centre), Lieutenant Jordan Taylor (left) and Petty Officer Nicholas Lowe (right) will be centre stage for Navy in the Australian leg of the Commonwealth Games baton relay. (photo: Dallas McMaugh)

Commanding Officer 816 Squadron, Commander Anthony Savage (centre), Lieutenant Jordan Taylor (left) and Petty Officer Nicholas Lowe (right) will be centre stage for Navy in the Australian leg of the Commonwealth Games baton relay.

A MH-60R Romeo helicopter from 816 Squadron is about to play its part in the Australian leg of the Commonwealth Games baton relay.

Fitting end for both aircraft and pilot

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jason Tuffrey (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy pilot Lieutenant Commander Tony Reyne, 65, sits in the pilot seat of an AS-350B Squirrel helicopter on the day of his last flight after 47 years’ service at HMAS Albatross, NSW. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Royal Australian Navy pilot Lieutenant Commander Tony Reyne, 65, sits in the pilot seat of an AS-350B Squirrel helicopter on the day of his last flight after 47 years’ service at HMAS Albatross, NSW.

After nearly 48 years flying Royal Australian Navy helicopters, Pilot Lieutenant Commander Tony Reyne has safely completed his final flight.

 

Ready to support the disaster season

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Unknown (photographer)

MRH90 pilot Lieutenant Commander Colin McLeod says members of 808 Squadron are ready to respond at short notice over the Christmas and New Year period. (photo: )

MRH90 pilot Lieutenant Commander Colin McLeod says members of 808 Squadron are ready to respond at short notice over the Christmas and New Year period.

While many personnel are enjoying well-earned family time over the Christmas/New Year period, some members of 808 Squadron at HMAS Albatross will be on alert as the Operational Readiness Squadron for this period.

Seahawk flies into history

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy conducts the final flight of the S-70B-2 Seahawk Bravo after 29 years of operational service. (photo: Jay Cronan)

The Royal Australian Navy conducts the final flight of the S-70B-2 Seahawk Bravo after 29 years of operational service.

The Royal Australian Navy has marked the end of an era by handing over the last of its S‑70B-2 Seahawk "Bravo" helicopters to the Australian War Memorial for preservation in the national collection.

Fleet Air Arm farewells magnificent machines

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

The Guard during Ceremonial Divisions held at HMAS Albatross give a 'General Salute' to mark the withdrawal from Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Service of the S-70B-2 Seahawk (Bravo) and the AS350BA Squirrel helicopters. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

The Guard during Ceremonial Divisions held at HMAS Albatross give a 'General Salute' to mark the withdrawal from Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Service of the S-70B-2 Seahawk (Bravo) and the AS350BA Squirrel helicopters.

The S-70B-2 Bravo Seahawk and AS350BA Squirrel helicopters were formally retired from active service in the Royal Australian Navy at a ceremony today at HMAS Albatross.