Topic: 816 Squadron

Graduates ready to deploy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Benjamin Hanson-Murphy (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Graduates from the MH-60R conversion course on the 725 Squadron flight line at HMAS Albatross, NSW. L-R: Lieutenants Dylan Hush; Lachlan Murray; Simon Jeffery; Jake Laidlaw; Eliza Josey and Sub Lieutenant Ashley Hill. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Graduates from the MH-60R conversion course on the 725 Squadron flight line at HMAS Albatross, NSW. L-R: Lieutenants Dylan Hush; Lachlan Murray; Simon Jeffery; Jake Laidlaw; Eliza Josey and Sub Lieutenant Ashley Hill.

The Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm has welcomed ten combat-ready aviators into the MH-60R ‘Romeo’ community, on completion of Operational Flying Training at 725 Squadron.

Home of Seahawks celebrates 28 years

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Commanding Officer 816 Squadron, Commander Todd Glynn, left, looks on as the youngest member of the Squadron, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Gene Johns cuts the birthday cake to celebrate the anniversary of the recommissioning of the squadron on 23 July 1992. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Commanding Officer 816 Squadron, Commander Todd Glynn, left, looks on as the youngest member of the Squadron, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Gene Johns cuts the birthday cake to celebrate the anniversary of the recommissioning of the squadron on 23 July 1992.

Thursday 23 July was cause for celebration within the Fleet Air Arm with Navy’s 816 Squadron celebrating 28 years of service since recommissioning as the home of Sikorsky S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopters.

Seahawks to take flight in nation’s capital

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Petty Officer Aircrewman Blake Woolard who will be the winchman for the winching demonstration at Canberra Skyfire 2020, conducting a winch test on an MH60 Romeo helicopter at 816 Squadron, HMAS Albatross. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Petty Officer Aircrewman Blake Woolard who will be the winchman for the winching demonstration at Canberra Skyfire 2020, conducting a winch test on an MH60 Romeo helicopter at 816 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

Over 100,000 people are expected to gather on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin on Saturday 14 March to enjoy the magnificent display that is Skyfire, a celebration of the Canberra region, people and community.

816 Squadron enhances RFS air attack capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

A row of Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm aircraft on standby at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, as part of the firefighting efforts in New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

A row of Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm aircraft on standby at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, as part of the firefighting efforts in New South Wales.

The Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk helicopters’ superior Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance cameras and sensors have been working throughout the nights to support firefighting efforts across New South Wales.

The Green Ghost and Cobra 16 combine

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LCDR Sidney Raper (photographer)

HMAS Hobart’s embarked MR-60R helicopter ‘COBRA 16’ during first-of-class flight trials off the east coast off Australia. (photo: LCDR Sidney Raper)

HMAS Hobart’s embarked MR-60R helicopter ‘COBRA 16’ during first-of-class flight trials off the east coast off Australia.

Two of Navy’s newest cutting-edge platforms have combined, with the air warfare destroyer HMAS Hobart embarking an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter and standing up an aviation department for the first time for first-of-class flight trials.

The Fighting Stallion has wings

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy flight deck marshaller Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Adam Hearps guides in the MRH-60R helicopter to conduct a passenger transfer above the flight deck of HMAS Toowoomba. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Royal Australian Navy flight deck marshaller Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Adam Hearps guides in the MRH-60R helicopter to conduct a passenger transfer above the flight deck of HMAS Toowoomba.

On a glassy East Asian sea, the sight of a Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ helicopter hovering over the flight deck of a modern warship could easily be used as a recruiting image, highlighting the cutting edge capability of today’s Navy.

Fleet Air Arm’s biggest little fan pitches in to fly the flag

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Six-year-old Eloise Livingston with personnel from 816 Squadron on Australia Day 2019. (photo: Unknown)

Six-year-old Eloise Livingston with personnel from 816 Squadron on Australia Day 2019.

The Navy and Air Force flypasts and aircraft handling displays are a highlight for many people who mark Australia Day around Sydney Harbour.

725 SQN pays tribute to family and friends

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Michael Grant (author), LCDR Sam Dale (photographer)

One of the MH60R Seahawk static displays at the HMAS Albatross 2018 Families Day. (photo: LCDR Sam Dale)

One of the MH60R Seahawk static displays at the HMAS Albatross 2018 Families Day.

During October, 725 and 816 Squadrons of HMAS Albatross welcomed the family and friends of the establishment’s combined 400 strong workforce through its doors for 2018 Families Day.

HMAS Albatross and 816 SQN celebrate 70 years

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

HMAS Albatross celebrates 70 years with a cake cut by, from left, Lieutenant Commander Bob Kyle; Seaman Aviation Support Kimberley Carter; Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross Captain Fiona Sneath, RAN; and Fleet Air Arm Museum curator Terry Hetherington. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

HMAS Albatross celebrates 70 years with a cake cut by, from left, Lieutenant Commander Bob Kyle; Seaman Aviation Support Kimberley Carter; Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross Captain Fiona Sneath, RAN; and Fleet Air Arm Museum curator Terry Hetherington.

HMAS Albatross, home to Royal Australian Navy aviation, has celebrated the 70th anniversary of the establishment’s commissioning.

Queen’s Baton flies high

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author and photographer), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer), AB Kelly Timbs (photographer)

Captain Fiona Sneath, Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, holds the Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton before departing on a Royal Australian Navy Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat to commence a leg of the relay across Shoalhaven River, Nowra. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Captain Fiona Sneath, Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, holds the Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton before departing on a Royal Australian Navy Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat to commence a leg of the relay across Shoalhaven River, Nowra.

Navy has provided special transport in the form of helicopter and Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat for the Queen’s Baton which is travelling around Australia in readiness for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.