A Nowra-based crew has made Australian history by becoming the first all-female flight team to operate an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter.
- The all-female crew is the first to have flown the MH-60R helicopters since they were rolled out in 2014
- Women make up 19.2 per cent of the Australian Defence Force
- The Navy has set a target of 25 per cent female participation by 2025
Pilot Lieutenant Rhiannon Thomson, aviation warfare officer Royal Navy Lieutenant Hannah Best and sensor operator Leading Seaman Clare Lassam, from 725 Squadron, flew the routine shift from HMAS Albatross last week.
Lieutenant Thomson said it was a coincidence the team were rostered together.
“It was nice to get out with my peers and do what we do every day,” she said.