The boys are back for another Oz Desk and, despite being well over a year since their last one, everything works out just fine with no hassles, hijinks or shenanigans. Who knew?
- The Royal Australian Navy are shopping for another 12 MH-60R Romeos to add to their existing fleet of 24.
- Maybe they should make that a baker’s dozen and order 13 new MH-60Rs given one on deployment with HMAS Brisbane (a Hobart class guided missile destroyer) went for a swim in the Phillipine Sea. Fortunately the crew were recovered with only minor injuries and the temporary grounding of all MH-60Rs has since been lifted.
- In the civilian aviation world, Qantas have announced that they will resume limited international flights from November 1st now that Sydney & New South Wales have declared that fully vaccinated Australian citizens, permanent residents and visa holders can return without needing to quarantine.
- Meanwhile, Virgin Australia are bringing forward their resumption of flights to Fiji to now start in mid-December so it’s game on for those allowed to travel.