Joint Service Open House
Miscellaneous Modern Aircraft
|The Blue Angels on the flight line. Unfortunately, I didn't get to see their performance since I left early. I was getting overheated and dehydrated and had to bail out (figuratively speaking, of course).
|The Blue Angels fly F/A-18 Hornets.
|Two views of an MV-22B Osprey. I'll tell you one thing—you'll never get me to fly in one of those contraptions.
Specifications, from a sign posted near the airplane on static display:
|Crew||two pilots, two crewmembers|
|Engines||two Rolls-Royce AE1107C (6,150 SHP)|
|Max Gross Wt||60,500 lbs (Self-deployment), 57,000 lbs STO, 52,600 lbs VTOL|
|Weight||52,500 lbs. max.|
|Max Airspeed||280 KCAS|
|Max Altitude||25,000 ft|
|Max Range||1,400 nm (unlimited with AR)|
|Fuel Capacity||1,448 gallons (9,850 lbs) JP-5|
|Refueling Capabilities||ground, hover, aerial|
|Lift Capabilities||internal: 24 Marines or 12 litters, OR 20,000 lbs cargo, external: 10,000 lbs (dual hook)|
|I don't remember what this was, but it made a nice picture.