Topic: HMAS Albatross
September 13, 2017 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.
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.
Thales site manager Mark Town operates the tactical part task trainer, one of the synthetic training systems in use at the Joint Helicopter School.
The tactical part-task trainer used by students at the Joint Helicopter School is just one of the synthetic training systems in use.
Australian Army officer and Qualified Flying Instructor Captain Adrian Ludman of the Joint Helicopter School demonstrates one of the Airbus EC135 T2+ flight simulators in use in the Helicopter Advanced Training System facility at HMAS Albatross.
The aircraft set to train Australian Defence Force aviators is an impressive piece of kit.
(L-R) Commander Helicopter Advanced Training System Commander Bruce Willington, RAN, and Commander Fleet Air Arm Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, discuss the progress of the Joint Helicopter School at HMAS Albatross.
The Joint Helicopter School at HMAS
Albatross is on finals as the first instructors continue their training at the new world-class multi-million-dollar facility.
Warrant Officer Aircrewman Craig Daniel of the Joint Helicopter School uses the flight marshalling synthetic training equipment of the Helicopter Advanced Training System at HMAS Albatross
When aircrewman Warrant Officer Craig Daniel, of the Joint Helicopter School, first heard about the changes afoot in Navy aircrew training, he was immediately interested taking part.