Topic: AS350BA Squirrel
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.
March 06, 2017 by LCDR Helen Ward (author), CPL Craig Barrett (photographer), CPL Ben Dempster (photographer)
Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael Noonan with the MRH-90 helicopter crew at the 2017 Avalon Airshow.
Australian military capability was certainly delivered in spades at this year’s Avalon International Airshow, with the services combining to show Australia's joint air power.
Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Nicole Otte and Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Adam Kohler from 723 Squadron working on their team's aviation challenge during the 2016 Engineering Challenge Competition held at HMAS Cerberus in Victoria.
Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Adam Kohler has been named the HMAS
Albatross Sailor of the Year for 2016.
Executive Officer 816 Squadron, Lieutenant Commander Justin Hardiman, welcomed Sonia Dowsing and retiring Captain Brett Dowsing to 816 Squadron, HMAS Albatross. It was both a trip down memory lane and a glimpse into the Fleet Air Arm's future during the visit, with Lieutenant Commander Hardiman conducting Captain Dowsing on a tour of the Squadron's hangar and facilities. Captain Dowsing, who is retiring after a varied and exciting 47 years in the Royal Australian Navy, counts his time as Commanding Officer of 816 Squadron as one of his many career highlights.
One Navy Captain is able to look back on a career unlike any other – with command at all commissioned rank levels and service around the globe and having served almost half of the organisation's life.