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Posted: 9/9/2005 4:14:51 PM EDT
This evening while taking my usual walk I saw a pair of V-22 Osprey's fly over.

They were cooking along at about 3000 ft off the deck in full forward flight mode. They make a very unusual sound . . . kind of like the worlds biggest box fan.

Since I'm only a couple dozen miles from Byrd airport in Sandston, Va I figure they were landing or taking off from there.

No pics, but a cool experience none the less.

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Link Posted: 9/9/2005 4:15:42 PM EDT
Are they painted black?
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 4:17:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheCommissioner:
Are they painted black?



Naw, looked drab olive to me

It's the helicopters that are black, remember?

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Link Posted: 9/9/2005 4:17:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheCommissioner:
Are they painted black?




I bet it takes TWICE the tinfoil, and you gotta put it on faster.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 4:19:12 PM EDT
I see an Osprey and I want to paint it black...
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 4:20:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2005 4:20:37 PM EDT by _disconnector_]

Originally Posted By Spade:

Originally Posted By TheCommissioner:
Are they painted black?




I bet it takes TWICE the tinfoil, and you gotta put it on faster.



If you use heavy duty, remember to put the shiny side out.

Nasal protection is important, too.



The Osprey's were cool as shit, though.

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Link Posted: 9/9/2005 4:22:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CITADELGRAD87:
I see an Osprey and I want to paint it black...




Fucking genius!
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 5:24:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 6:00:21 PM EDT
If you suspect you're in their regular flight patterns. . .
Move.
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 7:12:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By COLE-CARBINE:
i5.photobucket.com/albums/y158/hinklejd/pic02191.jpg



That looks like something out of a science-horror film.

Link Posted: 9/9/2005 7:20:49 PM EDT
I've got about 30 minutes in the left seat of the V-22 simulator at MCAS New River.

It will do loops and rolls... at least in the simulator!
Link Posted: 9/9/2005 10:14:33 PM EDT
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