Topic: Training Authority - Aviation

Simulation better prepares Navy aircrew

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

Thales site manager Mark Town operates the tactical part task trainer, one of the synthetic training systems in use at the Joint Helicopter School. (photo: Unknown)

Thales site manager Mark Town operates the tactical part task trainer, one of the synthetic training systems in use at the Joint Helicopter School.

The tactical part-task trainer used by students at the Joint Helicopter School is just one of the synthetic training systems in use.

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. 

A regular Romeo

Published on by LEUT Dehan Hood (author)

725 SQN Romeo 902 conducts a live Hellfire firing. (photo: Unknown)

725 SQN Romeo 902 conducts a live Hellfire firing.

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.

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 Aircrew 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 Aircrew 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.

Career change is the pits for Able Seaman

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LEUT Ben Willee (author), LCDR Don Hogarth (photographer)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Tenae Drummond with the Pro Drive race car in Townsville. (photo: LCDR Don Hogarth)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Tenae Drummond with the Pro Drive race car in Townsville.

The Royal Australian Navy has taken Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Tenae Drummond across the world.

Aviation world farewells regular

Published on by LEUT Bentley Hon (author)

After a 20 year career in the APS, 17 of which were at Training Authority - Aviation, Mrs Frances Johnson has decided to retire from the Australian Public Service. (photo: Unknown)

After a 20 year career in the APS, 17 of which were at Training Authority - Aviation, Mrs Frances Johnson has decided to retire from the Australian Public Service.

The bustling reception area at Training Authority - Aviation headquarters will not be the same without the very familiar face of office mainstay Mrs Frances Johnson.

Aircrewmen Graduates soar

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

Commodore Fleet Air Arm, CDRE Vince Di Pietro CSC, RAN, inspects the graduating students (L-R) Leading Seaman Aircrewman Curtis Maxwell, Able Seaman Aircrewman Dean Kinna and Able Seaman Aircrewman Rhys Williams at their graduation. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Commodore Fleet Air Arm, CDRE Vince Di Pietro CSC, RAN, inspects the graduating students (L-R) Leading Seaman Aircrewman Curtis Maxwell, Able Seaman Aircrewman Dean Kinna and Able Seaman Aircrewman Rhys Williams at their graduation.

After months of intensive training, three of the Navy’s newest aviators have earned their ‘wings.’

Navy man Apprentice of the Year

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Justin Macey (centre), the 2013 Illawarra/Southern Region Apprentice of the Year, with Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Airframe Russ McIntosh and Lieutenant Commander Ian Napthali. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Justin Macey (centre), the 2013 Illawarra/Southern Region Apprentice of the Year, with Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Airframe Russ McIntosh and Lieutenant Commander Ian Napthali.

Able Seaman Justin Macey has been recognised as the 2013 Illawarra Apprentice of the Year by the Illawarra Vocational Training Committee (IVTC).