Topic: Helicopters

Adelaide provides platform for trio of Army helicopters

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Daniel Goodman (photographer)

Australian Army helicopters, front to back, ARH-Tiger from the 1st Aviation Regiment, MRH-90 and CH-47F Chinook from the 5th Aviation Regiment conducting deck landing certifications onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020. (photo: ABIS Daniel Goodman)

Australian Army helicopters, front to back, ARH-Tiger from the 1st Aviation Regiment, MRH-90 and CH-47F Chinook from the 5th Aviation Regiment conducting deck landing certifications onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020.

Army helicopter crews from three different aircraft types have renewed their deck landing qualifications on HMAS Adelaide ahead of the coming high-risk weather season.

Flying start for Ballarat’s aviator

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Maritime Aviation Warfare Officer, Sub Lieutenant Ashley Hill, stands in front of the MRH-60 helicopter, callsign ‘Convict’, embarked on HMAS Ballarat for Exercise MALABAR 2020. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

Maritime Aviation Warfare Officer, Sub Lieutenant Ashley Hill, stands in front of the MRH-60 helicopter, callsign ‘Convict’, embarked on HMAS Ballarat for Exercise MALABAR 2020.

Taking the front seat of an MH-60R helicopter while employing its cutting edge sensor and weapons systems is just another day in the office for Port Macquarie local, Maritime Aviation Warfare Officer Sub Lieutenant Ashley Hill.

Anti-submarine warfare skills put to the test

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

(l-r) 816 Squadron personnel Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Isaiah Andrews, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Cameron Cornell and Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Colin Hunt prepare a Mark 54 Lightweight Hybrid Torpedo for loading onto a MH-60R Seahawk helicopter prior to a recoverable torpedo exercise at HMAS Albatross, Nowra, New South Wales. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

(l-r) 816 Squadron personnel Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Isaiah Andrews, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Cameron Cornell and Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Colin Hunt prepare a Mark 54 Lightweight Hybrid Torpedo for loading onto a MH-60R Seahawk helicopter prior to a recoverable torpedo exercise at HMAS Albatross, Nowra, New South Wales.

It was a first for the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm when MH-60R helicopters from 816 Squadron dropped and recovered two Mk 54 Recoverable Exercise Torpedoes in the Eastern Australian Exercise Area.

Aircrewman on a high following regional deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Curtis Maxwell aboard an MH-60R Seahawk as he completes his 1000th hour of flight time. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Curtis Maxwell aboard an MH-60R Seahawk as he completes his 1000th hour of flight time.

Notching up 1000 hours flying time in a MH-60R Seahawk helicopter has capped off a successful Regional Presence Deployment 2020 for Leading Seaman Aircrewman Curtis Maxwell.

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.

Grand achievement for Navy MAWO

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Flight Commander Lieutenant Commander Damien Liberale, RAN onboard HMAS Parramatta alongside Fleet Base East.
 (photo: LSIS Leo Baumgartner)

Flight Commander Lieutenant Commander Damien Liberale, RAN onboard HMAS Parramatta alongside Fleet Base East.

Maritime Aviation Warfare Officer Lieutenant Commander Damian Liberale recently celebrated the impressive feat of 1000 hours flying time in Sikorsky Seahawk helicopters while deployed in HMAS Parramatta.

Engineers prove up to the challenge on board Navy's largest warship

Published on by SBLT Joseph Melbin (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Scott Soeberg conducts routine checks in the engineering spaces aboard HMAS Adelaide. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Scott Soeberg conducts routine checks in the engineering spaces aboard HMAS Adelaide.

As HMAS Adelaide moved towards conclusion of First of Class Flight Trials off the coast of Queensland, her 130-strong engineering team had reason to look proudly back at their achievements during the challenging maintenance period that preceded the trials.

Reservist test pilot returns for flight trials in HMAS Adelaide

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Michael Hardy is currently completing reserve time onboard HMAS Adelaide as an MH-60 Romeo test pilot for the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Lieutenant Commander Michael Hardy is currently completing reserve time onboard HMAS Adelaide as an MH-60 Romeo test pilot for the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit.

Flying helicopters for the Royal Australian Navy is a childhood dream come true for Lieutenant Commander Michael Hardy - he grew up watching Westland Sea King and Douglas A4 Skyhawk aircraft fly overhead from nearby HMAS Albatross.

LHD capability expanded through First of Class Flight Trials

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Christopher Thornton (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Nicholas Simmons of the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit enters test flight data from an MH-60R helicopter into the computer onboard HMAS Adelaide. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Nicholas Simmons of the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit enters test flight data from an MH-60R helicopter into the computer onboard HMAS Adelaide.

First of Class Flight Trials on HMAS Adelaide are providing the ship’s Aviation Support team with vital training and the Royal Australian Navy with increased operational capability.

Adelaide departs Sydney to maintain Navy preparedness

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy 816 Squadron's MH-60 Romeo helicopter 'Cobra 15' prepares to land onboard HMAS Adelaide as she departs Sydney for First of Class Flight Trials. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Royal Australian Navy 816 Squadron's MH-60 Romeo helicopter 'Cobra 15' prepares to land onboard HMAS Adelaide as she departs Sydney for First of Class Flight Trials.

HMAS Adelaide has left its home port in Sydney to conduct First of Class Flight Trials for the MH-60R ‘Romeo’ helicopters off the coast of Queensland.