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:

Crewtwo pilots, two crewmembers
Enginestwo Rolls-Royce AE1107C (6,150 SHP)
Max Gross Wt60,500 lbs (Self-deployment), 57,000 lbs STO, 52,600 lbs VTOL
Weight52,500 lbs. max.
Max Airspeed280 KCAS
Max Altitude25,000 ft
Max Range1,400 nm (unlimited with AR)
Fuel Capacity1,448 gallons (9,850 lbs) JP-5
Refueling Capabilitiesground, hover, aerial
Lift Capabilitiesinternal: 24 Marines or 12 litters, OR 20,000 lbs cargo, external: 10,000 lbs (dual hook)
Length57' 4"
Width83' 10"
Height22' 1"


 
I don't remember what this was, but it made a nice picture.  


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