Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Military Exercise Talisman Saber 2013: United States Marine Corps (USMC) Bell Boeing MV-22B Ospreys Make Another Appearance at Rockhampton Airport Wednesday

In what was a very pleasant for local aircraft enthusiasts - and the general public alike - three United States Marine Corps (USMC) Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft of the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (VMM-265) "Dragons", which is part of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, popped into Rockhampton Airport on Wednesday 31 July.

And local plane spotter Don W was at Rockhampton Airport at the right time during his lunch break and he managed to capture some spectacular images of the mighty aircraft as they came into land around 1pm.  The three Ospeys that touched down were :

168219 / EP-02

168028 / EP-07

168031 / EP-08

The three Ospreys were flying together and were heard to be using the radio callsign "Dragon 01".

A great day and some great aircraft!  Many thanks to Don for sending through these fantastic photos!

All photos taken by Don Williams  ©

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