Friday, July 14, 2017

Ex Talisman Saber 2017 - United States Marine Corps (USMC) Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey 168224 / EP-14 Pops into Rockhampton Twice!

On Friday 14 July, and for the second day in-a-row, the unique sight and sound of a United States Marine Corps (USMC) Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey tilt-rotar aircraft has again popped into Rockhampton, calling in for a short time at 'Camp Rocky'.  

On this occasion, the Osprey was identified as 168224 / EP-14 of the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (VMM-265) "Dragons", which is part of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing.  It was heard to heard to use the radio callsign of "Puff 60".

During both of its visits to 'Camp Rocky', the Osprey was on the ground for only a short time before it departed towards the North.

Sincere thanks to local plane spotter Kayanne H for again being at the right place at the right time and capturing and sending through these great photos!

All photos taken by Kayanne Hardsman  ©

1 comment:

  1. An Osprey just flew over my house on the Sunshine Coast heading south-south west ... possibly for Amberley