Topic: HMAS Albatross

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.

Aiming for the summit when inspiring leaders

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CMDR Chloe Griggs (author)

(L-R) Able Seaman Clark Chancellor, Leading Seaman Lauren Carruthers, Captain Peter Ashworth, MRS Peita O'Neill, Petty Officer Olivia Usback and Captain Fiona Sneath from HMAS Albatross. (photo: Unknown)

(L-R) Able Seaman Clark Chancellor, Leading Seaman Lauren Carruthers, Captain Peter Ashworth, MRS Peita O'Neill, Petty Officer Olivia Usback and Captain Fiona Sneath from HMAS Albatross.

Five members from Navy’s home of the Fleet Air Arm, HMAS Albatross have been selected to attend a conference that aims to help inspire and develop female leaders.

Technically taming Taipans

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), CPL Craig Barrett (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Daile Tomkinson on the ramp of an 808 Squadron MRH-90 Taipan Helicopter on display at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon. (photo: CPL Craig Barrett)

Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Daile Tomkinson on the ramp of an 808 Squadron MRH-90 Taipan Helicopter on display at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon.

Maintaining a helicopter that can fly up to 300 kilometres per hour and still take off weighing more than 10,000 kilograms fully loaded is the core business of some of Navy’s technical sailors.

Training the aviation trainers

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author)

Trainee instructors at the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (L-R) Warrant Officer Class 2 Joseph Laycock, Major Anton Leshinskas, Captain Anthony Erwin, Major David Oddy, Captain Adrian Ludman and Lieutenant Commander Michael Robertson. (photo: Unknown)

Trainee instructors at the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (L-R) Warrant Officer Class 2 Joseph Laycock, Major Anton Leshinskas, Captain Anthony Erwin, Major David Oddy, Captain Adrian Ludman and Lieutenant Commander Michael Robertson.

The Royal Australian Navy and Army Joint Helicopter School at HMAS Albatross is a step closer to lift off with the first group of instructors beginning their training at the multi-million-dollar facility.

Danes try Navy HATS on for size

Published on by LCDR Jeffery Choat (author)

The Royal Australian Navy’s reputation for delivering world-class training received a boost when five members of the Royal Danish Navy visited HMAS Albatross to learn how the Fleet Air Arm teaches pilots and aircrew.
 (photo: Unknown)

The Royal Australian Navy’s reputation for delivering world-class training received a boost when five members of the Royal Danish Navy visited HMAS Albatross to learn how the Fleet Air Arm teaches pilots and aircrew.

The Royal Australian Navy’s reputation for delivering world-class training received a boost when five members of the Royal Danish Navy visited HMAS Albatross to learn how the Fleet Air Arm teaches pilots and aircrew.

Year of firsts for Albatross sailor

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

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. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

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.

Pavillard nets third Burrell Cup title

This article has photo gallery Published on by Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Andrew Gibson (centre) presents the Burrell Cup to Leading Seaman Tim Holder (L) and Commander Marc Pavillard as winners of the Navy's premier tennis doubles tournament, hosted at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: LSIS  Brenton Freind)

Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Andrew Gibson (centre) presents the Burrell Cup to Leading Seaman Tim Holder (L) and Commander Marc Pavillard as winners of the Navy's premier tennis doubles tournament, hosted at Garden Island, Sydney.

Two former colleagues from HMAS Albatross have teamed up to win the Burrell Cup, Navy’s annual doubles tennis competition.

Aviation trials on track throughout Fleet

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

Officer in Charge of Navy's Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit (AMAFTU), Commander David Hutchinson, in front of a MH-60R Seahawk 'Romeo' at 725 Squadron. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Officer in Charge of Navy's Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit (AMAFTU), Commander David Hutchinson, in front of a MH-60R Seahawk 'Romeo' at 725 Squadron.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit has a busy 2017 planned, with seven first of class flight trials scheduled before September.