Topic: AS350BA Squirrel
After nearly 48 years flying Royal Australian Navy helicopters, Pilot Lieutenant Commander Tony Reyne has safely completed his final flight.
The S-70B-2 Bravo Seahawk and AS350BA Squirrel helicopters were formally retired from active service in the Royal Australian Navy at a ceremony today at HMAS Albatross.
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.
Australian military capability was certainly delivered in spades at this year’s Avalon International Airshow, with the services combining to show Australia's joint air power.
Navy has continued to honour its heritage and the contribution of serving members, with a memorial dinner to mark the 25th anniversary of the start of the first Gulf War.
The arrival of two AS350BA Squirrel helicopters of 723 Squadron on the flight deck of ESPS Cantabria signalled a significant moment in history for both the Armada and the Royal Australian Navy.
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.