Topic: HMAS Albatross

Aviation warfare training hits new heights

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Aviation Warfare Training Officer Lieutenant Commander Jeffery Choat, RAN, of the Joint Helicopter School eagerly awaits the school's first trainees at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Aviation Warfare Training Officer Lieutenant Commander Jeffery Choat, RAN, of the Joint Helicopter School eagerly awaits the school's first trainees at HMAS Albatross.

Training at the Australian Defence Force’s new Joint Helicopter School, at HMAS Albatross in Nowra, New South Wales is set to transform the way Australian military aviators prepare for operational helicopter conversion.

Customer service excellence rewarded

This article has photo gallery Published on by MISS Katrina Pawley (author)

Bronwyn Dzirins, Navy Canteens Creswell Canteen Supervisor and Jerry Lissing, Navy Canteens National Operations Manager. (photo: Unknown)

Bronwyn Dzirins, Navy Canteens Creswell Canteen Supervisor and Jerry Lissing, Navy Canteens National Operations Manager.

The very first Navy Canteens ‘Excellence in Customer Service’ medallion has been presented to Bronwyn Dzirins, Canteen Supervisor at the HMAS Creswell Canteen, at the Jervis Bay base.

Aerosystems challenge accepted

This article has photo gallery Published on by SQNLDR Peter Mole (author), Mr Gordon Elias (photographer)

Lieutenant Chris Broadbent receives the Humphrey Memorial Gold Medal which since 1978 has been awarded to the top overall student on course. (photo: Mr Gordon Elias)

Lieutenant Chris Broadbent receives the Humphrey Memorial Gold Medal which since 1978 has been awarded to the top overall student on course.

An Australian Navy Lieutenant has snatched the top honours at the No 48 Aerosystems Course at Royal Air Force base Cranwell, in Lincolnshire, in the United Kingdom.

Immortalised in art – Navy’s gallant Warrant Officer

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, Warrant Officer Ben Sime, MG, Stacie Sime and Keith Payne, VC, appreciate the portrait of WO Sime which was revealed at the Centenary of Australian Naval Aviation Dinner Dance. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, Warrant Officer Ben Sime, MG, Stacie Sime and Keith Payne, VC, appreciate the portrait of WO Sime which was revealed at the Centenary of Australian Naval Aviation Dinner Dance.

One of Navy’s most highly decorated serving sailors has been honoured with a portrait by one of Australia’s leading military artists.

Safety agenda for aviators

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSCIS Hayley Maxwell (photographer)

Commander Fleet Air Arm Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, give the opening Address  Fleet Air Arm Safety Stand Down held at HMAS Albatross in Nowra. (photo: LS Hayley Maxwell)

Commander Fleet Air Arm Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, give the opening Address Fleet Air Arm Safety Stand Down held at HMAS Albatross in Nowra.

The welfare of people at the centre of Navy’s aviation capability was the focus of the recent Fleet Air Arm Safety Stand Down held at HMAS Albatross in Nowra.

Fleet Air Arm showcases Wings

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author and photographer)

Squirrel Pairs Display Team in action at Wings Over Illawarra 2017. (photo: LEUT Andrew Herring)

Squirrel Pairs Display Team in action at Wings Over Illawarra 2017.

The aircraft, capabilities and people of the Fleet Air Arm were in full flight before a 30,000 strong crowd at Illawarra Regional Airport near Wollongong, New South Wales for Wings Over Illawarra on 6-7 May.

Skydivers swoop on medals

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author)

ADF team conducting aerial tricks over Western Australia. (photo: Unknown)

ADF team conducting aerial tricks over Western Australia.

Navy personnel soared across the skies near Perth to win medals during the Australian National Skydiving Championships in late March.

Diver sets sizzling pace in biathlon

This article has photo gallery Published on by Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Callan Mcdonald (author), ABCSO(A) Matthew Riley (photographer), ABBM Thomas Darcy (photographer), LSET Pia Bartl (photographer)

Male competitors sprint off at the starting line as the Physical Training Instructors start their clocks during the HMAS Penguin mini biathlon held at Balmoral Beach. (photo: LSET Pia Bartl)

Male competitors sprint off at the starting line as the Physical Training Instructors start their clocks during the HMAS Penguin mini biathlon held at Balmoral Beach.

Conditions were perfect at Balmoral Beach in Sydney for the course record to be broken at the HMAS Penguin annual mini-biathlon.

Deep diving into innovation

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

Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, presents Leading Seaman Shane Bell  with an award for the best  innovation strategy presentation, during the Fleet Air Arm Shark Tank forum at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, presents Leading Seaman Shane Bell with an award for the best innovation strategy presentation, during the Fleet Air Arm Shark Tank forum at HMAS Albatross.

The Fleet Air Arm recently presented the first of an ongoing series of events dedicated to celebrating and inspiring innovation.

MINDEF takes flight at Albatross

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Member for Gilmore Ms Ann Sudmalis MP, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Defence, Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commander Chris Smallhorn RAN, and CO HMAS Albatross Captain Fiona Sneath, RAN. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Member for Gilmore Ms Ann Sudmalis MP, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Defence, Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commander Chris Smallhorn RAN, and CO HMAS Albatross Captain Fiona Sneath, RAN.

Minister of Defence, The Honourable Marise Payne, and the local member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis inspected the progress of the $157 million Helicopter Aircrew Training System and the Fleet Air Arm's operational 816 Squadron at HMAS Albatross recently.