Topic: Helicopters

Pacific ties strengthened at sea and in the air

Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force Maritime Element on the flight deck of HMAS Choules after being winched down to the deck from an MRH-90 Multi Role Helicopter during a deployment to the South West Pacific region.  (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force Maritime Element on the flight deck of HMAS Choules after being winched down to the deck from an MRH-90 Multi Role Helicopter during a deployment to the South West Pacific region.

HMAS Choules has hosted 18 members of the Maritime Element of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force for a short voyage from Port Moresby to the Lombrum Naval Base, HMPNGS Tarangau, in Manus Province.

Fleet Air Arm training the future of the force

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), CPL Jessica de Rouw (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy pilot, Lieutenant Simon Jeffery, showcases the 723 Squadron EC-135T2+ helicopter at the Australian International Airshow 2019 held in Avalon, Victoria.  (photo: CPL Jessica de Rouw)

Royal Australian Navy pilot, Lieutenant Simon Jeffery, showcases the 723 Squadron EC-135T2+ helicopter at the Australian International Airshow 2019 held in Avalon, Victoria.

The Royal Australian Navy is renowned for its high quality of training to prepare for existing and future operations.

MV Sycamore trains Generation Next

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Karl Brinckmann (author), Mr Garry Vincent (photographer)

Australian Navy Cadets watch from the Helicopter Control Station as a EC135 helicopter lands on the flight deck of MV Sycamore. (photo: Mr Garry Vincent)

Australian Navy Cadets watch from the Helicopter Control Station as a EC135 helicopter lands on the flight deck of MV Sycamore.

As the new year began, the Royal Australian Navy’s multi-role aviation training vessel MV Sycamore was setting a course for the future, preparing for a big year of training the next generations of officers and sailors.

The final bell as Avalon farewells Navy’s Bell 429 helicopters

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), CPL Jessica de Rouw (photographer), CPL David Said (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy pilot, Lieutenant Cliff Gaudie showcases a 723 Squadron Bell 429 helicopter at the Australian International Airshow 2019 held in Avalon, Victoria. (photo: CPL Jessica de Rouw)

Royal Australian Navy pilot, Lieutenant Cliff Gaudie showcases a 723 Squadron Bell 429 helicopter at the Australian International Airshow 2019 held in Avalon, Victoria.

The last Royal Australian Navy Bell 429 helicopter is making its final public appearance at the Australian International Airshow 2019 at Avalon, Victoria, this week.

Mighty MRH-90s support Exercise RIMPAC

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

An MRH-90 Helicopter from HMAS Adelaide conducts deck landing practice at sunset during Exercise RIMPAC 18. (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

An MRH-90 Helicopter from HMAS Adelaide conducts deck landing practice at sunset during Exercise RIMPAC 18.

HMAS Adelaide’s ongoing deployment in the Pacific is providing wider benefits as the ship’s two embarked helicopters carry airlift capabilities over the horizon.

A Taipan experience for Indo-Pacific Endeavour participants

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Craig Walton (photographer)

Members of the Vanuatu Police Force Maritime Wing embark a MRH-90 helicopter on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Craig Walton)

Members of the Vanuatu Police Force Maritime Wing embark a MRH-90 helicopter on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) and Vanuatu Police Force (VPF) personnel aboard HMAS Adelaide have received an aerial view of the waters between Townsville and Fiji while aboard one of HMAS Adelaide’s embarked MRH-90 Taipan helicopters.

 

MV Sycamore supporting HATS with embarked aviation operations

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

723 Squadron instructors conduct deck landings to achieve their Deck Landing Qualifications on the Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel, MV Sycamore. (photo: Unknown)

723 Squadron instructors conduct deck landings to achieve their Deck Landing Qualifications on the Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel, MV Sycamore.

It was a week of “firsts” when instructors from HMAS Albatross’s 723 Squadron (Joint Helicopter School) commenced training with the Royal Australian Navy’s new-generation training ship MV Sycamore.

HMAS Anzac to participate in multilateral exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (author)

HMAS Anzac sailors 'cheer ship' during the multilateral naval Exercise KOMODO fleet inspection at Lombok, Indonesia, as part of the South East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

HMAS Anzac sailors 'cheer ship' during the multilateral naval Exercise KOMODO fleet inspection at Lombok, Indonesia, as part of the South East Asia Deployment.

HMAS Anzac has joined participants from 36 other nations off the coast of Lombok, Indonesia while in the region as part of their South East Asia deployment.

 

Tigers roam over Scotland

Published on by CDMR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

A Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter from 816 Squadron (left) and and a Royal Navy Merlin helicopter from 820 Squadron fly low over the Scottish coastline during Exercise JOINT WARRIOR 18. (photo: Unknown)

A Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter from 816 Squadron (left) and and a Royal Navy Merlin helicopter from 820 Squadron fly low over the Scottish coastline during Exercise JOINT WARRIOR 18.

Navy’s ability to track and hunt submarines is being put to the test in a high-end warfare exercise off the coast of Scotland.

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.