CV-22 Osprey on display this week


A turboprop aircraft that can land and take off like a helicopter and fly like a plane will land outside the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Wednesday.

Museum goers may stand on the main grounds of the museum to see the tilt-rotor CV-22 Osprey land around 10 a.m. Wednesday, museum spokeswoman Sarah Swan said. In the event of inclement weather, the landing will be postponed until 10 a.m. Thursday.

The plane will fly over the museum, than land like a helicopter, she said.

Museum visitors must enter through the main gate on Springfield Street, she said.

The CV-22 will be stored until a fourth hangar gallery is constructed and opened to the public in 2015, she said.

In the interim, museum goers will be able to see the aircraft on scheduled tours of the museum’s restoration hangar beginning in January, Swan said.

The Osprey, a pre-production model originally built for the Navy, was last flown at Hurlburt Field, Fla. The plane flew hundreds of test missions at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The Air Force Special Operations Command and the Marine Corps also fly the plane.


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