Topic: 816 Squadron

Romeo added to destroyer arsenal

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

An MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter from 816 Squadron lands on HMAS Hobart's flight deck during a flight deck trial alongside Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

An MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter from 816 Squadron lands on HMAS Hobart's flight deck during a flight deck trial alongside Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney.

It was a marriage made in...Fleet Base East recently, when Navy’s most sophisticated helicopter partnered with Navy’s most potent and capable warship.

 

Royal Australian Navy supports NSW Kids in Need

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

HMAS Canberra opened to visitors for the third annual World's Largest Open House charity day, in support of NSW Kids in Need. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Canberra opened to visitors for the third annual World's Largest Open House charity day, in support of NSW Kids in Need.

Members of the public got a ‘backstage’ pass to amphibious giant, HMAS Canberra as part of the New South Wales Kids in Need fundraising event, the World’s Largest Open House recently.

Fleet Air Arm showcases Wings

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author and photographer)

Squirrel Pairs Display Team in action at Wings Over Illawarra 2017. (photo: LEUT Andrew Herring)

Squirrel Pairs Display Team in action at Wings Over Illawarra 2017.

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.

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.

Technical training takes a bow

Published on by LEUT Daniel Vale (author)

The last of the S-70B- 2 Aviation Technicians graduating at HMAS Albatross for the hangar maintenance team course. (photo: Unknown)

The last of the S-70B- 2 Aviation Technicians graduating at HMAS Albatross for the hangar maintenance team course.

A pioneering training program is drawing to a close with the last class of Australian Navy-trained Seahawk Bravo aviation technicians graduating.

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.

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.

Remembering Operation DESERT STORM

Published on by LEUT John Cole (author)

Warrant Officer Fred Campbell with Mr Rick Meehan (Nowra RSL secretary, retired Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft, and organiser of the evening), and Lord Mayor of Shoalhaven city, Joanna Gash, at the 25th anniversary of the first Gulf War Commemorative Dinner at Nowra. (photo: unknown)

Warrant Officer Fred Campbell with Mr Rick Meehan (Nowra RSL secretary, retired Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft, and organiser of the evening), and Lord Mayor of Shoalhaven city, Joanna Gash, at the 25th anniversary of the first Gulf War Commemorative Dinner at Nowra.

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.


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.

RAAF Air Commander gets a taste of Navy aviation

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Air Commander of the Royal Australian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Melvin Hupfeld DSC, front centre, with members of 816 Squadron and one of the Squadron's Seahawk helicopters. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Air Commander of the Royal Australian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Melvin Hupfeld DSC, front centre, with members of 816 Squadron and one of the Squadron's Seahawk helicopters.

Visits to 816 and 723 Squadrons, a flight in a Squirrel helicopter, simulator experience in flying a Seahawk and an anti-submarine warfare demonstration were all part of the busy itinerary that Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro, recently put together for Air Vice Marshal Mel Hupfeld.