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All-female MH-60R Seahawk helicopter flight crew takes to skies in an Australian first

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A Nowra-based crew has made Australian history by becoming the first all-female flight team to operate an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter.

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.



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