Saturday, July 23, 2011


Today when we were getting to work, there was something really cool going on.

A Marine V-22 Osprey was practicing takeoffs and landings.

In case you aren't sure what an Osprey is, it's one of those really big tiltrotor aircraft. Basically, it takes off like a giant helicopter and then it's rotors tilt forward and it flies like an airplane.

It looks like this...

While walking in, I managed to get a few seconds of video of it.

It took off several times and flew around then landed. I called my mom to tell her to check it out, and she called back and said it flew pretty much right over her house.

I've seen a few cool planes at the airport...including some P-51 Mustang WWII fighter planes, and a P-38 Lightning WWII fighter...and this Osprey ranks right up there with those as one of the coolest.

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