Topic: EC-135T2

Proven service - 723 Squadron helicopters achieve 10,000 flying hours

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

Executive Officer 723 Squadron Lieutenant Commander Gavin Johnston, RAN, left, with the unit's detachment flight during the 2019 NSW Bushfires at RAAF Base Williamtown. (photo: ABIS Shane Cameron)

Executive Officer 723 Squadron Lieutenant Commander Gavin Johnston, RAN, left, with the unit's detachment flight during the 2019 NSW Bushfires at RAAF Base Williamtown.

The Royal Australian Navy EC-135 helicopters of 723 Squadron recently logged 10,000 flying hours during normal operations in support of the New South Wales bushfires.

Rhiannon’s flying support to bushfire operations

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Pilot Lieutenant Rhiannon Thompson on the flight line at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, during the Australian Defence Force support to the firefighting efforts in New South Wales and Queensland. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Royal Australian Navy Pilot Lieutenant Rhiannon Thompson on the flight line at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, during the Australian Defence Force support to the firefighting efforts in New South Wales and Queensland.

Royal Australian Navy pilot Lieutenant Rhiannon Thompson has come a long way from her school days at Perth Modern School to support firefighting efforts during the catastrophic bushfires across New South Wales in November.

Defence Industry supports Navy helicopters on bushfire operations

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Boeing qualified flying instructors Mr Daniel Mearns, left, and Mr James Scott prepare to depart from Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, to support the firefighting efforts in New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Boeing qualified flying instructors Mr Daniel Mearns, left, and Mr James Scott prepare to depart from Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, to support the firefighting efforts in New South Wales.

Defence Industry is working hand-in-hand with the Royal Australian Navy to support firefighting efforts throughout New South Wales during one of the most dangerous bushfire weeks the nation has ever seen. 

Fleet Air Arm training the future of the force

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), CPL Jessica de Rouw (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy pilot, Lieutenant Simon Jeffery, showcases the 723 Squadron EC-135T2+ helicopter at the Australian International Airshow 2019 held in Avalon, Victoria.  (photo: CPL Jessica de Rouw)

Royal Australian Navy pilot, Lieutenant Simon Jeffery, showcases the 723 Squadron EC-135T2+ helicopter at the Australian International Airshow 2019 held in Avalon, Victoria.

The Royal Australian Navy is renowned for its high quality of training to prepare for existing and future operations.

MV Sycamore trains Generation Next

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Australian Navy Cadets watch from the Helicopter Control Station as a EC135 helicopter lands on the flight deck of MV Sycamore. (photo: Mr Garry Vincent)

Australian Navy Cadets watch from the Helicopter Control Station as a EC135 helicopter lands on the flight deck of MV Sycamore.

As the new year began, the Royal Australian Navy’s multi-role aviation training vessel MV Sycamore was setting a course for the future, preparing for a big year of training the next generations of officers and sailors.

MV Sycamore supporting HATS with embarked aviation operations

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723 Squadron instructors conduct deck landings to achieve their Deck Landing Qualifications on the Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel, MV Sycamore. (photo: Unknown)

723 Squadron instructors conduct deck landings to achieve their Deck Landing Qualifications on the Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel, MV Sycamore.

It was a week of “firsts” when instructors from HMAS Albatross’s 723 Squadron (Joint Helicopter School) commenced training with the Royal Australian Navy’s new-generation training ship MV Sycamore.

Aviation training facilities tested

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An EC-135 helicopter conducts First of Class Flight Trials (FOCFT) with MV Sycamore. (photo: Mr Wayne Dunlop)

An EC-135 helicopter conducts First of Class Flight Trials (FOCFT) with MV Sycamore.

The Navy’s newest aviation capability has been stretching her wings off the eastern seaboard, with the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit conducting first of class flight trials with the EC-135 helicopter in aviation training vessel, MV Sycamore.

Training flight deck at sea arrives

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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. 

Technology impressive in training aircraft

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Australian Army officer and Qualified Flying Instructor Captain Adrian Ludman of the Joint Helicopter School demonstrates one of the Airbus EC135 T2+ flight simulators in use in the Helicopter Advanced Training System facility at HMAS Albatross. (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

Australian Army officer and Qualified Flying Instructor Captain Adrian Ludman of the Joint Helicopter School demonstrates one of the Airbus EC135 T2+ flight simulators in use in the Helicopter Advanced Training System facility at HMAS Albatross.

The aircraft set to train Australian Defence Force aviators is an impressive piece of kit.

Quantum advance in aircrew training

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

(L-R) Commander Helicopter Advanced Training System Commander Bruce Willington, RAN, and Commander Fleet Air Arm Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, discuss the progress of the Joint Helicopter School at HMAS Albatross. (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

(L-R) Commander Helicopter Advanced Training System Commander Bruce Willington, RAN, and Commander Fleet Air Arm Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, discuss the progress of the Joint Helicopter School at HMAS Albatross.

The Joint Helicopter School at HMAS Albatross is on finals as the first instructors continue their training at the new world-class multi-million-dollar facility.