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The Ospreys are out - Dan the Serene
July 31st, 2014
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The Ospreys are out
‎AKA, the Osprey V-22 tiltrotor aircraft 

I saw my first Osprey in the wild several months ago from my office window. Commuting home last night, I saw another. On this morning's commute, I  saw two flying together.

So far, only the Marine Corps uses them operationally. My office is about halfway between DC and the Pentagon to the north, and Quantico Marine Corps base to the south.

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From:lemonhd06
Date:July 31st, 2014 05:39 pm (UTC)
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I think those are neat
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From:dantheserene
Date:July 31st, 2014 09:52 pm (UTC)
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I'm not sure how practical they are for their intended purpose, but they are very cool. I'm bummed I couldn't see one in transitional flight, but it's probably best that they weren't doing anything too interesting while I was driving.
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From:timtad
Date:August 2nd, 2014 04:01 pm (UTC)
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My brother was a flight dynamics test engineer on that program back in the 90's. He got paid to hit the aircraft with a hammer, a calibrated hammer. Interesting stories.
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