Friday, May 28, 2010

More on the Osprey

My friend called me this morning about 6:30 and said, 'guess what is sitting outside my office window?' The Osprey. She wanted to let me know before it took off.

So in the shower and out the door I went.

Here they are refueling the Osprey.

Then the waiting began.

What do crew members do while waiting?

Sit and wait. And chew on your finger nails in anticipation.

What else to crew members do while waiting to take off.

Sit and look at all the people standing watching them.

Here she is with props tilted a bit forward.

Here she is with props straight up.

Here she is making a lot of smoke.

Here she is flying away.
I do have video of her taking off, but I can't seem to load it. I'll try later.
From what I understand about her stay here is, she was bringing in a part for a cobra helicopter yesterday.
They had forecasted storms yesterday which arrived last night. Nothing spectacular, but enough to ground the Osprey.
Lucky us. She is now on her way to Titterboro(hope I spelled that right) airport in New York.


bobbie said...

Happy you got to see it close up.
Quite a piece of machinery.

Rachel said...

Wow! I've never seen one of those!! It looks really strange in that last photo! Very unique! Thanks for the pictures and I hope you can get the video uploaded!

Kay said...

Gosh! I've never seen one of those before. Very interesting!

Gretchen said...

Great series of photos! I've never seen one of those before. I would have been driving the crew nuts with the non-stop camera clicking. :)

EV said...

Dude! That was great. Thanx for those photos. I stopped over by was of Cliff's blog.

Dianne said...

this is great
what photos!!

I thought you were gonna talk about a bird :)