Topic: EC-135T2

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.

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.

Aviation training facilities tested

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An EC-135 helicopter conducts First of Class Flight Trials (FOCFT) with MV Sycamore. (photo: Mr Wayne Dunlop)

An EC-135 helicopter conducts First of Class Flight Trials (FOCFT) with MV Sycamore.

The Navy’s newest aviation capability has been stretching her wings off the eastern seaboard, with the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit conducting first of class flight trials with the EC-135 helicopter in aviation training vessel, MV Sycamore.

Training flight deck at sea arrives

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABML-SC Craig Walton (photographer)

MV Sycamore multi-role aviation training vessel (MATV) entering Sydney Harbour. (photo: ABML-SC Craig Walton)

MV Sycamore multi-role aviation training vessel (MATV) entering Sydney Harbour.

Australia’s new multirole aviation training vessel MV Sycamore has recently arrived in Sydney. 

Technology impressive in training aircraft

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Australian Army officer and Qualified Flying Instructor Captain Adrian Ludman of the Joint Helicopter School demonstrates one of the Airbus EC135 T2+ flight simulators in use in the Helicopter Advanced Training System facility at HMAS Albatross. (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

Australian Army officer and Qualified Flying Instructor Captain Adrian Ludman of the Joint Helicopter School demonstrates one of the Airbus EC135 T2+ flight simulators in use in the Helicopter Advanced Training System facility at HMAS Albatross.

The aircraft set to train Australian Defence Force aviators is an impressive piece of kit.

Quantum advance in aircrew training

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

(L-R) Commander Helicopter Advanced Training System Commander Bruce Willington, RAN, and Commander Fleet Air Arm Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, discuss the progress of the Joint Helicopter School at HMAS Albatross. (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

(L-R) Commander Helicopter Advanced Training System Commander Bruce Willington, RAN, and Commander Fleet Air Arm Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, discuss the progress of the Joint Helicopter School at HMAS Albatross.

The Joint Helicopter School at HMAS Albatross is on finals as the first instructors continue their training at the new world-class multi-million-dollar facility.

Training the aircrewman trainers

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

Warrant Officer Aircrewman Craig Daniel of the Joint Helicopter School uses the flight marshalling synthetic training equipment of the Helicopter Advanced Training System at HMAS Albatross  (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

Warrant Officer Aircrewman Craig Daniel of the Joint Helicopter School uses the flight marshalling synthetic training equipment of the Helicopter Advanced Training System at HMAS Albatross

When aircrewman Warrant Officer Craig Daniel, of the Joint Helicopter School, first heard about the changes afoot in Navy aircrew training, he was immediately interested taking part.

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.

MINDEF takes flight at Albatross

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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.