Topic: S-70B-2 Seahawk

Keeping the Seahawk aloft

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Aaron Little prepares to test the  S-70B-2 Sea Hawk sensors while aboard HMAS Melbourne. HMAS Melbourne is patrolling in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Aaron Little prepares to test the S-70B-2 Sea Hawk sensors while aboard HMAS Melbourne. HMAS Melbourne is patrolling in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou.

A quarter of a century into his career, an Australian sailor still gets a high from keeping a multi-million dollar bird aloft.
Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Aaron Little is a maintenance manager for the S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter onboard HMAS Melbourne.

Queensland aviator on patrol

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

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Christopher Starling RAN, of HMAS Melbourne, prepares for a mission in the Arabian Sea during Operation Manitou. As an aviation warfare officer aboard HMAS Melbourne, Lieutenant Starling coordinates the sensors and weapons on the S-70B-2 Sea Hawk. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Christopher Starling RAN, of HMAS Melbourne, prepares for a mission in the Arabian Sea during Operation Manitou. As an aviation warfare officer aboard HMAS Melbourne, Lieutenant Starling coordinates the sensors and weapons on the S-70B-2 Sea Hawk.

A Sunshine Coast man, Lieutenant Chris Starling, has taken his love of flying to a new level in the Middle East with the Royal Australian Navy.

Eyes like a hawk on operations

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Aircrewman Dean Kinna prepares for a mission in the Arabian Sea as a sensor operator for the Sea Hawk helicopter aboard HMAS Melbourne.  HMAS Melbourne is patrolling in the Middle East region as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Aircrewman Dean Kinna prepares for a mission in the Arabian Sea as a sensor operator for the Sea Hawk helicopter aboard HMAS Melbourne. HMAS Melbourne is patrolling in the Middle East region as part of Operation MANITOU.

It’s the eyes in the sky that give HMAS Melbourne its long-range advantage in the war against drugs.

Afar and abroad for an Arunta Aircrewman

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Rhys Williams with HMAS Arunta's embarked Sea Hawk helicopter. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Rhys Williams with HMAS Arunta's embarked Sea Hawk helicopter.

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Rhys David Williams says he loves working on operations and being part of a Seahawk crew. He is currently embarked on HMAS Arunta, which is undertaking a North East Asian deployment.

Australian Navy ship provides emergency assistance to French fishing vessel

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

HMAS Darwin's embarked S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter 'Blackout' winches Leading Seaman Medic Tracey Kearns onto the forecastle of the French vessel Cape Saint Vincent, in response to a distress signal sent from the boat. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

HMAS Darwin's embarked S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter 'Blackout' winches Leading Seaman Medic Tracey Kearns onto the forecastle of the French vessel Cape Saint Vincent, in response to a distress signal sent from the boat.

The Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Darwin has provided emergency medical assistance to a heart attack victim from a French fishing vessel in the Middle East Area of Operations.

Melbourne treats Warrnambool to a light show

Published on by LCDR Matt Adams (author)

A Royal Australian Navy Seahawk from HMAS Melbourne discharges flares over the coast of Warrnambool, Victoria.   (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

A Royal Australian Navy Seahawk from HMAS Melbourne discharges flares over the coast of Warrnambool, Victoria.

The Warrnambool community were granted a rare opportunity to see a warship on Tuesday, when HMAS Melbourne conducted a close proximity transit during her return voyage to her homeport Garden Island, Sydney.

816 Squadron Seahawk engages race fans at Grand Prix

Published on by USN LT Chris Plappert (author and photographer)

Spectators at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne take a close look at the Navy S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter. (photo: LT Chris Plappert (USN))

Spectators at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne take a close look at the Navy S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter.

816 Squadron aircrew and maintainers landed in the action zone at Albert Park Raceway last Sunday, to show off the Navy’s S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter.

Seahawks hitch a ride with Air Force for anti-submarine exercise

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Jessica Long (photographer)

S-70B-2 Seahawk is loaded onto a RAAF C-17A Globemaster III for transportation to Western Australia for a joint maritime training exercise. (photo: Jessica Long)

S-70B-2 Seahawk is loaded onto a RAAF C-17A Globemaster III for transportation to Western Australia for a joint maritime training exercise.

The airfield at HMAS Albatross was abuzz with activity late last week when three Seahawk helicopters and 84 personnel from 816 Squadron left for Western Australia to participate in TAMEX, a joint maritime training exercise in anti-submarine warfare.

816 Squadron confirms attendance at Australian Grand Prix

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

File image: Ford Performance Racing cars with the support of an S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter from 816 Squadron at the Wilson Security Sandown 500 round of the 2013 V8 Supercar Championship at Sandown Raceway. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

File image: Ford Performance Racing cars with the support of an S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter from 816 Squadron at the Wilson Security Sandown 500 round of the 2013 V8 Supercar Championship at Sandown Raceway.

The 2014 Australian Grand Prix is described as a place where power and glory come together so what better place to suit the highly capable Royal Australian Navy Seahawk helicopter than in Melbourne from 14–16 March this year.

Navy takes to the sky to promote the International Fleet Review

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A Navy Seahawk and Squirrel conduct a flag flypast over Sydney Harbour to promote the International Fleet Review.  (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

A Navy Seahawk and Squirrel conduct a flag flypast over Sydney Harbour to promote the International Fleet Review.

Two Royal Australian Navy helicopters gave Sydney's beach-goers their first taste of the International Fleet Review on the weekend, when they conducted a series of fly-overs in the city.