Topic: Bell 429

The final bell as Avalon farewells Navy’s Bell 429 helicopters

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), CPL Jessica de Rouw (photographer), CPL David Said (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy pilot, Lieutenant Cliff Gaudie showcases a 723 Squadron Bell 429 helicopter at the Australian International Airshow 2019 held in Avalon, Victoria. (photo: CPL Jessica de Rouw)

Royal Australian Navy pilot, Lieutenant Cliff Gaudie showcases a 723 Squadron Bell 429 helicopter at the Australian International Airshow 2019 held in Avalon, Victoria.

The last Royal Australian Navy Bell 429 helicopter is making its final public appearance at the Australian International Airshow 2019 at Avalon, Victoria, this week.

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.

Fleet Air Arm showcases Wings

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author and photographer)

Squirrel Pairs Display Team in action at Wings Over Illawarra 2017. (photo: LEUT Andrew Herring)

Squirrel Pairs Display Team in action at Wings Over Illawarra 2017.

The aircraft, capabilities and people of the Fleet Air Arm were in full flight before a 30,000 strong crowd at Illawarra Regional Airport near Wollongong, New South Wales for Wings Over Illawarra on 6-7 May.

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.

Squirrels get a grip on Skyfire

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

723 Squadron's pairs display pilots, Lieutenants Richard Groves and Joshua Slaytor, with a AS350BA Squirrel helicopter, which will be flown over Lake Burley Griffin during Canberra's Skyfire.  (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

723 Squadron's pairs display pilots, Lieutenants Richard Groves and Joshua Slaytor, with a AS350BA Squirrel helicopter, which will be flown over Lake Burley Griffin during Canberra's Skyfire.

Navy’s 723 Squadron Squirrel Pairs display team is back next Saturday to thrill audiences with a display of precision flying over Lake Burley Griffin for Canberra’s Skyfire. 

Taipan pairs help celebrate 100 years military aviation

Published on by LEUT Dean Williams (author), CPL David Said (photographer), Mr Jeff Chartier (photographer)

The 723 Squadron Taipan Pairs Display Team practicing for the Centenary of Military Aviation Airshow, held at the former RAAF air station at Point Cook in Victoria, over the weekend of 1-2 March 2014. (photo: Mr Jeff Chartier)

The 723 Squadron Taipan Pairs Display Team practicing for the Centenary of Military Aviation Airshow, held at the former RAAF air station at Point Cook in Victoria, over the weekend of 1-2 March 2014.

The Navy Helicopter Pairs display team normally based out of 723 Squadron, HMAS Albatross, spent the last two weekends south of the border taking part in celebrations to mark the 100 year anniversary of military flying.

RMI 2 capability upgrade welcomed by squadron

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

(L-R) Sub Lieutenant Dan Cochrane RAN, Lieutenant Sash Zorin RAN, Lieutenant Commander Steve Hancock RAN and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Ben Webb with the Bell 429 helicopter. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Sub Lieutenant Dan Cochrane RAN, Lieutenant Sash Zorin RAN, Lieutenant Commander Steve Hancock RAN and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Ben Webb with the Bell 429 helicopter.

The recent announcement that the Bell 429 helicopters operated under Navy’s Retention and Motivation Initiative 2 (RMI 2) have had a capability upgrade was welcomed by 723 Squadron.