MV22 Osprey Tilt Rotor Helicopters

NYC Fleet Week 2011 ends; Gives Hoboken many treats

Today, the ships that docked in NYC for Fleet Week 2011 bid farewell.

One of my favorite aspects of Fleet Week every year are the surprise fly-by’s we get to enjoy from time to time. The shot below is of two MV22 Osprey Tilt Rotor aircraft flying by as I enjoyed my morning coffee over at the Maxwell Place Pier.

These two hybrid choppers most likely came off the USS New York (LPD 21) – a San Antonio class LPD “Landing Platform Dock” warship.

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12 Comments on "MV22 Osprey Tilt Rotor Helicopters"

escaped68
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I worked at airports for a long time and have seen all kinds of planes including the concorde to that russian flying monster but its the WW!! warbirds that amazed me. These planes were tiny in comparison to todays planes. It took a giant pair of brass balls to fly these planes into combat. We can not thank the men who flew in these planes enough for their effort and bravery. To be out on the t/w’s when these planes taxied and they took off and hear the those rotary engines was special.
There was a ford trimotor owned by american airlines at newark for a promotion and it was the same type of plane that Lindeberg flew solo over the atlantic. That boy was nuts to do what he did in that tiny plane.

nacholibre
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nacholibre

I was at a base in DC when I heard an unusual thump-thump-thump and saw a pair of Ospreys coming up along the Potomac. Very cool in real life! Rotors looked huge.

When I was in Iraq, I bunked right by the helipad and the Blackhawks and CH-47’s came in pairs all day, but the Marine CH-47’s and SuperCobras always came in faster, lower and tighter than everyone and there was no missing ’em.

REQUEST PERMISSION FOR FLY-BY

nacholibre
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nacholibre

*Meant Marine CH-46’s if I’m remembering correctly.[quote comment=”207407″]I was at a base in DC when I heard an unusual thump-thump-thump and saw a pair of Ospreys coming up along the Potomac. Very cool in real life! Rotors looked huge.When I was in Iraq, I bunked right by the helipad and the Blackhawks and CH-47′s came in pairs all day, but the Marine CH-47′s and SuperCobras always came in faster, lower and tighter than everyone and there was no missing ‘em.REQUEST PERMISSION FOR FLY-BY[/quote]

escaped68
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I was at an air show and the harrier jump jets put on a demonstration and that was something to see. They hovered spun around, went back and forth, up and down then they air taxied out to the r/w and took off. Amazing

YipYap
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Waste of money with fuel prices being so high, might as well do fly bys of the Statue of Liberty with Air Force One!

Lance
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Lance

@emarche – The Navy doesn’t operate Apaches. Maybe it was an AH-1 SuperCobra or an AH-1Z Viper you were seeing? I’d love to see an Apache flyover someday though. Bad-ass.

emarche
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And no blackhawks either – hueys. My mistake. [quote comment=”207395″]@emarche – The Navy doesn’t operate Apaches. Maybe it was an AH-1 SuperCobra or an AH-1Z Viper you were seeing? I’d love to see an Apache flyover someday though. Bad-ass.[/quote]

emarche
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You are correct, Lance. AH-1s, not apaches which are pure Army. [quote comment=”207395″]@emarche – The Navy doesn’t operate Apaches. Maybe it was an AH-1 SuperCobra or an AH-1Z Viper you were seeing? I’d love to see an Apache flyover someday though. Bad-ass.[/quote]

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