30 Aug '15, 10pm

#OTD 1948 The home of the RAN Fleet Air Arm, HMAS Albatross commissioned at Nowra

#OTD 1948 The home of the RAN Fleet Air Arm, HMAS Albatross commissioned at Nowra

can expect to be posted to Tamworth NSW to undertake Basic Flying Training (BFTS) for 120 working days utilising CT4 trainers. On completion of BFTS, graduates will proceed to 2FTS (RAAF Pearce, Bullsbrook WA) to continue training for 170 working days utilising PC9 trainers. Successful graduates will then proceed to 723 Sqn HMAS Albatross (Nowra NSW) to conduct rotary conversion on AS350 B Squirrel helicopters for approximately 12 months. On successful completion of rotary conversion, students will then conduct Operational Flying Training (OFT) [including type conversion] on either 816 Sqn (Seahawk), or 817 Sqn (Sea King). The length of OFT is dependant on aircraft type, ranging between 9 - 12 months.

Full article: http://www.navy.gov.au/establishments/hmas-albatross

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