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RAAF Spartan, Army Chinook in load trials

written by australianaviation.com.au | November 20, 2015
Royal Australian Air Force and Australian Army personnel conduct load transfer trials between a C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifter aircraft and an Australian Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter at RAAF Base Townsville, Queensland, on 11 November 2015.
The C-27J and Chinook on the ramp at Townsville. (Defence)

A Royal Australian Air Force 35 Squadron C-27J Spartan has visited RAAF Base Townsville to conduct loading trials and training with Australian Army personnel and an Army CH-47D Chinook helicopter.

“Engineers and aircrew from Air Movements Training and Development Unit (AMTDU) oversaw the trials, which involved the loading of Army personnel from Townsville’s 3rd Brigade in different configurations,” Defence said of the trials, which ran over November 10-14.

“Air Force air movements personnel also conducted load transfer trials between a Spartan and a CH-47 Chinook helicopter from Army’s 5th Aviation Regiment.”

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The first two of 10 C-27Js on order for the RAAF are now in service with 35SQN based at RAAF Richmond near Sydney. A third C-27J delivered to the RAAF is being used for aircrew and maintenance personnel training with prime contractor L-3 Communications at Waco, Texas.

The RAAF’s introduction into service of the C-27J is profiled in the December issue of Australian Aviation.

Royal Australian Air Force and Australian Army personnel conduct load transfer trials between a C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifter aircraft and an Australian Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter at RAAF Base Townsville, Queensland, on 11 November 2015.
Load transfer trials between the CH-47D and C-27J. (Defence)

 

Royal Australian Air Force and Australian Army personnel conduct load transfer trials between a C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifter aircraft and an Australian Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter at RAAF Base Townsville, Queensland, on 12 November 2015.
3rd Brigade troops try on the C-27J for size. (Defence)

 

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2 Comments

  • Nicholas from Trinity

    says:

    Looks a comfy fit, it reminds me of flying out of Hobart in a Hercules during the pilots strike. Ah the good old days…

  • Dane

    says:

    V-22 Ospreys could do the job of both those aircraft. Granted they’re more expensive, but they’re also capable of being transported on the LHDs if needed and could fly non-stop across Australia with in-flight refuelling if required to do so.

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RAAF Spartan, Army Chinook in load trials

written by australianaviation.com.au | November 20, 2015
Royal Australian Air Force and Australian Army personnel conduct load transfer trials between a C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifter aircraft and an Australian Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter at RAAF Base Townsville, Queensland, on 11 November 2015.
The C-27J and Chinook on the ramp at Townsville. (Defence)

A Royal Australian Air Force 35 Squadron C-27J Spartan has visited RAAF Base Townsville to conduct loading trials and training with Australian Army personnel and an Army CH-47D Chinook helicopter.

“Engineers and aircrew from Air Movements Training and Development Unit (AMTDU) oversaw the trials, which involved the loading of Army personnel from Townsville’s 3rd Brigade in different configurations,” Defence said of the trials, which ran over November 10-14.

“Air Force air movements personnel also conducted load transfer trials between a Spartan and a CH-47 Chinook helicopter from Army’s 5th Aviation Regiment.”

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The first two of 10 C-27Js on order for the RAAF are now in service with 35SQN based at RAAF Richmond near Sydney. A third C-27J delivered to the RAAF is being used for aircrew and maintenance personnel training with prime contractor L-3 Communications at Waco, Texas.

The RAAF’s introduction into service of the C-27J is profiled in the December issue of Australian Aviation.

Royal Australian Air Force and Australian Army personnel conduct load transfer trials between a C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifter aircraft and an Australian Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter at RAAF Base Townsville, Queensland, on 11 November 2015.
Load transfer trials between the CH-47D and C-27J. (Defence)

 

Royal Australian Air Force and Australian Army personnel conduct load transfer trials between a C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifter aircraft and an Australian Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter at RAAF Base Townsville, Queensland, on 12 November 2015.
3rd Brigade troops try on the C-27J for size. (Defence)

 

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2 Comments

  • Nicholas from Trinity

    says:

    Looks a comfy fit, it reminds me of flying out of Hobart in a Hercules during the pilots strike. Ah the good old days…

  • Dane

    says:

    V-22 Ospreys could do the job of both those aircraft. Granted they’re more expensive, but they’re also capable of being transported on the LHDs if needed and could fly non-stop across Australia with in-flight refuelling if required to do so.

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RAAF Spartan, Army Chinook in load trials

written by australianaviation.com.au | November 20, 2015
Royal Australian Air Force and Australian Army personnel conduct load transfer trials between a C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifter aircraft and an Australian Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter at RAAF Base Townsville, Queensland, on 11 November 2015.
The C-27J and Chinook on the ramp at Townsville. (Defence)

A Royal Australian Air Force 35 Squadron C-27J Spartan has visited RAAF Base Townsville to conduct loading trials and training with Australian Army personnel and an Army CH-47D Chinook helicopter.

“Engineers and aircrew from Air Movements Training and Development Unit (AMTDU) oversaw the trials, which involved the loading of Army personnel from Townsville’s 3rd Brigade in different configurations,” Defence said of the trials, which ran over November 10-14.

“Air Force air movements personnel also conducted load transfer trials between a Spartan and a CH-47 Chinook helicopter from Army’s 5th Aviation Regiment.”

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The first two of 10 C-27Js on order for the RAAF are now in service with 35SQN based at RAAF Richmond near Sydney. A third C-27J delivered to the RAAF is being used for aircrew and maintenance personnel training with prime contractor L-3 Communications at Waco, Texas.

The RAAF’s introduction into service of the C-27J is profiled in the December issue of Australian Aviation.

Royal Australian Air Force and Australian Army personnel conduct load transfer trials between a C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifter aircraft and an Australian Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter at RAAF Base Townsville, Queensland, on 11 November 2015.
Load transfer trials between the CH-47D and C-27J. (Defence)

 

Royal Australian Air Force and Australian Army personnel conduct load transfer trials between a C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifter aircraft and an Australian Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter at RAAF Base Townsville, Queensland, on 12 November 2015.
3rd Brigade troops try on the C-27J for size. (Defence)

 

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2 Comments

  • Nicholas from Trinity

    says:

    Looks a comfy fit, it reminds me of flying out of Hobart in a Hercules during the pilots strike. Ah the good old days…

  • Dane

    says:

    V-22 Ospreys could do the job of both those aircraft. Granted they’re more expensive, but they’re also capable of being transported on the LHDs if needed and could fly non-stop across Australia with in-flight refuelling if required to do so.

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RAAF Spartan, Army Chinook in load trials

written by australianaviation.com.au | November 20, 2015
Royal Australian Air Force and Australian Army personnel conduct load transfer trials between a C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifter aircraft and an Australian Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter at RAAF Base Townsville, Queensland, on 11 November 2015.
The C-27J and Chinook on the ramp at Townsville. (Defence)

A Royal Australian Air Force 35 Squadron C-27J Spartan has visited RAAF Base Townsville to conduct loading trials and training with Australian Army personnel and an Army CH-47D Chinook helicopter.

“Engineers and aircrew from Air Movements Training and Development Unit (AMTDU) oversaw the trials, which involved the loading of Army personnel from Townsville’s 3rd Brigade in different configurations,” Defence said of the trials, which ran over November 10-14.

“Air Force air movements personnel also conducted load transfer trials between a Spartan and a CH-47 Chinook helicopter from Army’s 5th Aviation Regiment.”

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The first two of 10 C-27Js on order for the RAAF are now in service with 35SQN based at RAAF Richmond near Sydney. A third C-27J delivered to the RAAF is being used for aircrew and maintenance personnel training with prime contractor L-3 Communications at Waco, Texas.

The RAAF’s introduction into service of the C-27J is profiled in the December issue of Australian Aviation.

Royal Australian Air Force and Australian Army personnel conduct load transfer trials between a C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifter aircraft and an Australian Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter at RAAF Base Townsville, Queensland, on 11 November 2015.
Load transfer trials between the CH-47D and C-27J. (Defence)

 

Royal Australian Air Force and Australian Army personnel conduct load transfer trials between a C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifter aircraft and an Australian Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter at RAAF Base Townsville, Queensland, on 12 November 2015.
3rd Brigade troops try on the C-27J for size. (Defence)

 

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2 Comments

  • Nicholas from Trinity

    says:

    Looks a comfy fit, it reminds me of flying out of Hobart in a Hercules during the pilots strike. Ah the good old days…

  • Dane

    says:

    V-22 Ospreys could do the job of both those aircraft. Granted they’re more expensive, but they’re also capable of being transported on the LHDs if needed and could fly non-stop across Australia with in-flight refuelling if required to do so.

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