Published on by LEUT Mitchell Laughlan (author), LS Eammon O'Brien (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer), CPL Ben Dempster (photographer)
Navy's MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopters have passed the fleet milestone of 10,000 flying hours since the maturing capability began in December 2013 with 725 Squadron operating from Naval Air Station Jacksonville in the USA.
Published on by POA Eamonn O'Brien (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)
One of the Australian Navy’s newest aviation teams took out the honours for the coveted Collins Trophy recently with the 2016 ‘most proficient’ embarked helicopter flight going to some of those flying and maintaining the Seahawk Romeo.
For most, milestones are easy to recognise: a birthday here, an anniversary there, but aircrew mark their growing experience by meticulously logging hours flown, with appropriate accolades from friends and colleagues as the total number soars.