Topic: HMAS Albatross

A new phase awaits for 808

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(L-R) Commanding Officer 808 Squadron, Commander Adrian Capner (left) hands the weight of command to Commander Michael Waddell, during the handover ceremony held in the hanger of 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.  (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Commanding Officer 808 Squadron, Commander Adrian Capner (left) hands the weight of command to Commander Michael Waddell, during the handover ceremony held in the hanger of 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

Navy's home to the MRH-90 helicopter, 808 Squadron, assembled for the traditional rowing ashore of the outgoing Commanding Officer as Commander Adrian Capner handed over the “trident of power” to Commander Michael Waddell recently.

Fleet Air Arm Commander leaves his mark

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn, (left) receives the weight of command from Commodore Vince Di Pietro at a supersession ceremony at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.  (photo: LS Sarah Williams)

Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn, (left) receives the weight of command from Commodore Vince Di Pietro at a supersession ceremony at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.

There was no need of car or driver to transport Commodore Vince Di Pietro to his recent change of command ceremony at the home of Navy's Fleet Air Arm in Nowra.

Thinking together for life changes

Published on by Mrs Emily Thomas (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Warrant Officer Shane Rossetto and wife Una at the Base Administration Centre, HMAS Albatross, Nowra. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Warrant Officer Shane Rossetto and wife Una at the Base Administration Centre, HMAS Albatross, Nowra.

Warrant Officer Shane Rosetto and his wife, Una, believe the transition back to civilian life is a family affair.

Aircrew ready to soar

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(L-R) Aircrewman Basic Rotary Course 09 graduates, Leading Seaman (LS) Sean Byrne, LS Dan Hannah, Able Seaman Paul Buckley and LS Gavin Brown, with (Centre) Warrant Officer Navy, WO Martin Holzberger, AM, CSC, during the Aircrewman Basic Rotary course 09 graduation.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Aircrewman Basic Rotary Course 09 graduates, Leading Seaman (LS) Sean Byrne, LS Dan Hannah, Able Seaman Paul Buckley and LS Gavin Brown, with (Centre) Warrant Officer Navy, WO Martin Holzberger, AM, CSC, during the Aircrewman Basic Rotary course 09 graduation.

Deputy Commander of the Fleet Air Arm, Captain Shane Craig, had the honour of formally welcoming four new members to the world of Navy aviation on 29 October.

Chinooks commence Canberra trials

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Nathan Robb (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

A CH-47D Chinook conducts load lifting trials with HMAS Canberra in Jervis Bay. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

A CH-47D Chinook conducts load lifting trials with HMAS Canberra in Jervis Bay.

The Navy’s Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit along with C Squadron, 5 Aviation Regiment has conducted a ‘quick look’ trial of the CH-47D Chinook onboard the Navy’s Flag Ship, HMAS Canberra. The trials were conducted over a week with preliminary work being conducted at HMAS Albatross and the flying trials conducted at sea on 20-21 October 2015.

First Australian made Romeo aircrew graduate

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), Unknown (photographer)

Graduating from the Advanced Pilot/Aviation Warfare Officer (AvWO) course was LCDR Eugene Cleary and LEUT’s Chris Prescott and Geoff Winter.  Petty Officer Aircrewman Colin McCallum and Leading Seaman Aircrewman McGreal also completed the Advanced Sensor Operator course. (photo: Unknown)

Graduating from the Advanced Pilot/Aviation Warfare Officer (AvWO) course was LCDR Eugene Cleary and LEUT’s Chris Prescott and Geoff Winter. Petty Officer Aircrewman Colin McCallum and Leading Seaman Aircrewman McGreal also completed the Advanced Sensor Operator course.

The Royal Australian Navy’s, MH-60R Seahawk helicopter capability continues to grow with the recent graduation of the first 'Australian-made' aircrew students.

Indonesian cadets get ‘Aussie’ experience

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

Mr Ray Burt, a volunteer at the Albatross Fleet Air Arm Museum, provides a tour to visiting Indonesian Navy officer cadets, here on an RAN exchange program. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Mr Ray Burt, a volunteer at the Albatross Fleet Air Arm Museum, provides a tour to visiting Indonesian Navy officer cadets, here on an RAN exchange program.

A group of Indonesian cadets has had a true Australian experience during a two-week visit to Australia recently, visiting training establishments including HMAS Albatross and HMAS Creswell, in the New South Wales Shoalhaven region.

Support to helicopter training project on track

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Digital impression of the completed Helicopter Aircrew Training Systems (HATS) facility. (photo: Unknown)

Digital impression of the completed Helicopter Aircrew Training Systems (HATS) facility.

A major step towards delivering a comprehensive helicopter training system for the Australian Defence Force occurred on 12 September with the commencement of a $157 million construction project at HMAS Albatross and Jervis Bay Airfield.

Running for a cause

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Competitors participating in the 4km walk leave the start line during the HMAS Albatross ‘Tour the T’. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Competitors participating in the 4km walk leave the start line during the HMAS Albatross ‘Tour the T’.

More than 200 people took advantage of the rare opportunity to tread the tarmac when the T-shaped HMAS Albatross airfield was closed for the fifth annual ‘Tour the T’ charity fun run in early December.

Reserve Officer, many opportunities

Published on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Naval Reservist and 723 Squadron Operations Officer, Lieutenant Kevin King, RANR, stands in front of a Squirrel helicopter at HMAS Albatross.  (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Naval Reservist and 723 Squadron Operations Officer, Lieutenant Kevin King, RANR, stands in front of a Squirrel helicopter at HMAS Albatross.

Lieutenant Kevin King joined the Royal Australian Navy Reserve as a Maritime Trade Operations Officer in May 2011.  The Maritime Trade Operations provide the Australian Defence Force link to the commercial maritime industry that enables the protection of seaborne trade.