Topic: 725 Squadron

Daring to fly

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

Senior Helicopter Pilot Instructor, Lieutenant Commander Michael Robertson of 723 Squadron, explains the theory and practical application of the Airbus EC-135T2's enclosed tail rotor to Women in Aviation Work Experience Camp participants. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Senior Helicopter Pilot Instructor, Lieutenant Commander Michael Robertson of 723 Squadron, explains the theory and practical application of the Airbus EC-135T2's enclosed tail rotor to Women in Aviation Work Experience Camp participants.

HMAS Albatross, the Defence Work Experience Program and the Fleet Air Arm recently joined forces to present the inaugural Women in Naval Aviation camp.

Aussie Romeo flies through 10,000

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mitchell Laughlan (author), LS Eammon O'Brien (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer), CPL Ben Dempster (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy's MH-60R Romeo helicopter conducts functional testing of the newly fitted Airborne Low Frequency Sonar System (ALFS) off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida. (photo: LS Eammon O'Brien)

The Royal Australian Navy's MH-60R Romeo helicopter conducts functional testing of the newly fitted Airborne Low Frequency Sonar System (ALFS) off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida.

Navy's MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopters have passed the fleet milestone of 10,000 flying hours since the maturing capability began in December 2013 with 725 Squadron operating from Naval Air Station Jacksonville in the USA.

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.

Skeletor retires after sterling service

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author and photographer)

Navy Seahawk Helicopter N24-011 takes off for one last time at Australia's main operating base in the Middle East. (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

Navy Seahawk Helicopter N24-011 takes off for one last time at Australia's main operating base in the Middle East.

Royal Australian Navy Seahawk helicopter 'Skeletor' has flown its last operational flight after a career logging 6,200 airframe hours and spanning more than 28 years of service.

Bravo, bravo to outgoing Seahawk

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), CPL Craig Barrett (photographer)

Lieutenant Luke Mein from 816 Squadron in the cockpit of Seahawk S70B-2 which is on display at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon. (photo: CPL Craig Barrett)

Lieutenant Luke Mein from 816 Squadron in the cockpit of Seahawk S70B-2 which is on display at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon.

This year’s Avalon International Airshow marks a changing of the guard for the Royal Australian Navy’s helicopter fleet.

Aviators support local school for hearing impaired

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

Commander Royals presented the Centre with a cheque for $1,200. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Royals presented the Centre with a cheque for $1,200.

Naval aviators on the south coast of New South Wales have donated time and funds to a local Shoalhaven charity with personal links to their own squadron.

24th and final MH-60R Seahawk delivered to Royal Australian Navy

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

The Sikorsky MH-60R 'Romeo' Seahawk helicopter '2-4', the 24th and final Romeo military helicopter to be delivered to the Royal Australian Navy from Sikorsky Defence Systems and Services as part of AIR 9000 Phase 8. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

The Sikorsky MH-60R 'Romeo' Seahawk helicopter '2-4', the 24th and final Romeo military helicopter to be delivered to the Royal Australian Navy from Sikorsky Defence Systems and Services as part of AIR 9000 Phase 8.

The last of Navy’s 24 MH-60R maritime combat helicopters was accepted by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, in a ceremony at Lockheed-Martin’s Logistics and Maintenance Facility at Nowra’s Aviation Technology Park on Monday 12 September.

Passing of the gauntlet

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), ABIS Alan Lancaster (photographer)

Commanding Officer 725 Squadron, Commander David Frost, RAN, disembarks a Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Romeo helicopter prior to his handover to Commander Matthew Royals. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

Commanding Officer 725 Squadron, Commander David Frost, RAN, disembarks a Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Romeo helicopter prior to his handover to Commander Matthew Royals.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm has had a changing of the guard with 725 Squadron welcoming a new Commanding Officer in early December.

First Australian-made Romeo aircrew graduates

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author)

Advanced Pilot/Aviation Warfare Officer (AvWO) course graduates, from left: LEUT Chris Prescott, LCDR Eugene Cleary, LEUT Geoff Winter, Leading Seaman Aircrewman Stephen McGreal and Petty Officer  Aircrewman Colin McCallum. PO McCallum and LS McGreal also completed the Advanced Sensor Operator course. (photo: Unknown)

Advanced Pilot/Aviation Warfare Officer (AvWO) course graduates, from left: LEUT Chris Prescott, LCDR Eugene Cleary, LEUT Geoff Winter, Leading Seaman Aircrewman Stephen McGreal and Petty Officer Aircrewman Colin McCallum. PO McCallum and LS McGreal also completed the Advanced Sensor Operator course.

The Royal Australian Navy’s, MH-60R Seahawk helicopter capability continues to grow with the recent graduation of the first 'Australian-made' aircrew students.

Romeo packs a punch

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

HMAS Perth's embarked MH-60R 'Romeo' helicopter prepares to conduct an air patrol around an oil rig in support of Perth's North West Shelf patrol.  (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

HMAS Perth's embarked MH-60R 'Romeo' helicopter prepares to conduct an air patrol around an oil rig in support of Perth's North West Shelf patrol.

To engage a surface target from the air with pinpoint accuracy or take out an enemy on the first floor of a building, leaving the rest of the structure intact, is a capability Navy has never had - until now.