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Here's Bell V-247 Vigilant unmanned tilt-rotor full-scale mock-up
The V-247 Vigilant is an unmanned, armed tilt-rotor that Bell hopes to offer to the USMC for the latter’s Marine Air Ground Task Force Unmanned Expeditionary (MUX) program Bell has unveiled a full-scale mock-up of its V-247 Vigilant unmanned, armed tilt-rotor that it hopes to offer to the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) for the latter’s Marine Air Ground Task Force...
First U.S. Army pilot flies V-280 Valor
During his V-280 flight, Chief Warrant Officer 3, Tom Wiggins performed Hover In Ground Effect repositioning, pattern flight and roll-on landings Chief Warrant Officer 3, Tom Wiggins, of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command made history on Feb. 7, 2018 by becoming the first person in his service to fly the Bell V-280 Valor. The flight took place at the Bell...
Bell Boeing modifies USMC MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft to boost their readiness
The Marines have multiple configurations of the aircraft across its inventory. This effort will reduce MV-22 fleet configurations by modifying block “B” aircraft to the block “C” configuration The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey team is embarking on a modification effort with the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) that will improve readiness and reliability of the fleet of tilt-rotor aircraft. The Bell Boeing...
USMC CH-53 that made an emergency landing in empty field in Okinawa had an in-flight engine fire
No injuries were reported among the seven crewmembers aboard the CH-53 On Oct. 11, 2017 a U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53 helicopter from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 (HMH-462) made an emergency landing in an empty field near Higashi village, Okinawa, after having experienced an in-flight engine fire. According to The Japan Times no injuries were reported among the seven crewmembers...
Footage shows Bell V-280 Valor tiltrotor "turning" its rotors for the first time
The V-280 Valor will undergo a series of functional tests running all aircraft systems and flight controls in preparation for first flight this fall The interesting video in this post features Bell V-280 Valor prototype aircraft beginning its restrained ground run test operations. The aircraft will continue ground run testing at the Bell Helicopter Amarillo Assembly Center where it will...
USMC MV-22B Osprey destroyed after having performed hard landing in Syria
Two U.S. service members on board the MV-22B Osprey were injured and required medical attention As reported by The Washington Post, on Sep. 29, 2017 a U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) MV-22B Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashed on a coalition base in Syria. According to U.S. Central Command press release two U.S. service members were injured and after having been evaluated for non-life...
Japan ordered the Osprey back in 2014 and will take delivery of 17 aircraft The first V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor for Japan will be handed over to the nation this September, Marine Col. Dan Robinson, the V-22 Joint Program Manager, disclosed at the Paris airshow. Japan ordered the Osprey back in 2014 and will take delivery of 17 aircraft. According to Military.com he...
In order to learn about the mindset needed to become a crew chief, Miyazaki has been learning the ground service and knowledge aspect of the Osprey History is in the making as Sgt. 1st Class Midsru Miyazaki is currently undergoing training with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMMT) 204 at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River and he is on...
Arriving aboard Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Marine One was escorted by U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft Taken on Mar. 2, 2017 the interesting photos in this post show President of the United States (POTUS) Donald J. Trump arriving aboard Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) on Marine One for a tour of the ship. The president...
This training mission was the first time in U.S. Air Force history that 10, CV-22s flew in formation simultaneously Taken on Feb. 3, 2017, the impressive video in this post features four CV-22s from the 20th Special Operations Squadron (SOS) at Cannon Air Force Base (AFB) and 6 from the 8th SOS at Hurlburt Field flying in formation over Hurlburt...

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