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V-22 Osprey

Posted: Fri 11 Sep, 2015 4:52 pm
by steven
Flew over Hertford around 4.45pm. I've never seen (or heard!) one of those before.

Re: V-22 Osprey

Posted: Fri 11 Sep, 2015 5:14 pm
by steven
... and there it goes again in the other direction, north :)

Re: V-22 Osprey

Posted: Fri 11 Sep, 2015 5:37 pm
by Steve
I saw it but I was too far east so not a good view.

Re: V-22 Osprey

Posted: Tue 19 Apr, 2016 6:14 pm
by Steve
Three Ospreys (yes, 3!) flew over the town earlier heading north - to Duxford I assume. A couple of interesting large helicopters followed about 20 minutes later.

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Re: V-22 Osprey

Posted: Tue 19 Apr, 2016 6:41 pm
by Golden
Hi Steve, I saw them too - and very low so got a great view. I didn't see any markings on these ones at all - does anyone know if this is unusual?

Re: V-22 Osprey

Posted: Tue 19 Apr, 2016 8:19 pm
by xnetco
This was the test run for Obama arriving on Thursday evening. The Ospreys are escorting Marine One and Two. Technically speaking they aren't called that until POTUS is onboard.

Re: V-22 Osprey

Posted: Tue 19 Apr, 2016 11:33 pm
by Darcy Sarto
... and probably heading for Lakenheath where the Jumbo gets parked whenever the president visits Europe.

Re: V-22 Osprey

Posted: Wed 20 Apr, 2016 1:17 am
by Steve
Ah right, the two "interesting helicopters" that followed were Marine One & Two.

Re: V-22 Osprey

Posted: Wed 20 Apr, 2016 3:27 pm
by xnetco
Steve wrote:Ah right, the two "interesting helicopters" that followed were Marine One & Two.


The two green Sea Kings are what carries the President although not called Marine One until he's on board. Tomorrow night at about 9pm he's supposed to fly over.

Re: V-22 Osprey

Posted: Fri 22 Apr, 2016 11:52 am
by Steve
Obama's choppers just flew over again escorted by an Osprey.