Topic: HMAS Albatross

Win for birdies

Published on by Mr Glenn Armstrong (author), Mr Ken Karger (photographer)

Captain Steve Arney (Director NASPO) and Commander Sands Skinner (NASPO Head of Design) proudly display the Military Design Organisation Approval Certificate surrounded by members of NASPO Engineering Management Unit. (photo: Mr Ken Karger)

Captain Steve Arney (Director NASPO) and Commander Sands Skinner (NASPO Head of Design) proudly display the Military Design Organisation Approval Certificate surrounded by members of NASPO Engineering Management Unit.

The Navy Aviation Systems Program Office (NASPO) in HMAS Albatross has achieved a significant first in the form of a broad-scope design approval.

 

Fleet Air Arm forum uncovers great ideas

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Peter Kenworthy (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM RAN (COMAUSFLT), Lieutenant Commander Craig Castlewith his certificate for a navy silver level commendation and Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN (COMFAA) at the Fleet Air Arm Shark Tank. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM RAN (COMAUSFLT), Lieutenant Commander Craig Castlewith his certificate for a navy silver level commendation and Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN (COMFAA) at the Fleet Air Arm Shark Tank.

The Fleet Air Arm (FAA) Innovative Behaviours Program continues to produce results to get the best from the Navy’s maritime aviation warfare capabilities.

Aviation Support Trainees approach graduation

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

Aviation Support Trainees are presented with a realistic simulation of a helicopter crash. As part of the fire and rescue component of their course, trainees were required to battle a fire, secure the aircraft and rescue the aircrew. (photo: Unknown)

Aviation Support Trainees are presented with a realistic simulation of a helicopter crash. As part of the fire and rescue component of their course, trainees were required to battle a fire, secure the aircraft and rescue the aircrew.

With just a couple of weeks until graduation, the heat is definitely on for the 14 Aviation Support (AVN) trainees who have just completed the firefighting and rescue phase of their 19 week course.

 

Young Endeavour posting ends for Navy birdie

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Watch Leader, Leading Seaman Megan Horne onboard STS Young Endeavour as they sail into Darling Harbour in Sydney (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Watch Leader, Leading Seaman Megan Horne onboard STS Young Endeavour as they sail into Darling Harbour in Sydney

The first birdie to serve in STS Young Endeavour will fly back to HMAS Albatross when her posting to the sail training tall ship ends later this month.

Navy Pilot earns wings

Published on by LS Aircrewman Adam Wade (author), Mr Chris Kershaw (photographer)

Chief of Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC presents Sub Lieutenant Thomas Snow with the award for Aerobatic Skill. (photo: Mr Chris Kershaw)

Chief of Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC presents Sub Lieutenant Thomas Snow with the award for Aerobatic Skill.

Navy’s newest pilot has graduated from the Royal Australian Air Force’s No. 2 Flying Training School (2FTS) at RAAF Base Pearce, Western Australia.

 

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.

 

Support section assists women in need

Published on by AB Sarah Lucinsky (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Members of RANTEWSS at HMAS Albatross present a cheque and care packages to Supported Accommodation and Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Members of RANTEWSS at HMAS Albatross present a cheque and care packages to Supported Accommodation and Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra.

The Royal Australian Navy Tactical Electronic Warfare Support Section at HMAS Albatross is relatively small but members of the unit are working hard to make a difference in their community. Their enthusiastic commitment to support a local accommodation and homelessness service will assist vulnerable women and families in the Shoalhaven.

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.

 

A Birdie on ice

Published on by CPO Anthony Martin (author), CPL Anthony Kunda (photographer)

Leading Seaman Scott Tunnard holds the Adelaide Challenge Cup after a recent game at the Adelaide Ice Arena. (photo: CPL Anthony Kunda)

Leading Seaman Scott Tunnard holds the Adelaide Challenge Cup after a recent game at the Adelaide Ice Arena.

Enjoying the ice is a simple task for Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Scott Tunnard from HMAS Albatross.

 

Joint helicopter school starts training at HMAS Albatross

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer), CPL Mark Doran (photographer)

An Australian Army OH-58A Kiowa leads a Royal Australian Navy AS-350BA Squirrel and a Eurocopter EC-135 through the skies over Nowra, NSW. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

An Australian Army OH-58A Kiowa leads a Royal Australian Navy AS-350BA Squirrel and a Eurocopter EC-135 through the skies over Nowra, NSW.

The Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army have joined forces with industry to train rotary wing crews at a new joint helicopter school as part of the Helicopter Aircrew Training System.