Topic: 816 Squadron
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.
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.
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.
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.
A pioneering training program is drawing to a close with the last class of Australian Navy-trained Seahawk Bravo aviation technicians graduating.
This year’s Avalon International Airshow marks a changing of the guard for the Royal Australian Navy’s helicopter fleet.
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.
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 Royal Australian Navy’s, MH-60R Seahawk helicopter capability continues to grow with the recent graduation of the first 'Australian-made' aircrew students.
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.