Testing the Osprey on High-Altitude and Long Range Rescue

10/12/2013
10/12/2013: In September 2013, VMX-22 and the MARSOC participated in testing the capabilities of the Osprey and its upgraded software to perform long range and high altitude rescue missions. According to the CO of the squadron, Col. Michael Orr: As part of our operational test on a new Osprey software,…

Maintaining Helos at Sea

01/15/2013
01/15/2013: Maintaining Helos at Sea [slidepress gallery='maintaining-helos-at-sea'] Credit:24th Marine Expeditionary Unit:12/3/12 In the first photo, Lance Cpl. Ramon Sapien, a Dallas, native and AH-1W Super Cobra mechanic with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 (Reinforced), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepares for the installment of a main rotor to an AH-1W Super…

The Evolution of the Osprey: “We are No Longer a Bar Act”

09/09/2012
2012-09-08 The Osprey has been deployed for five years in combat.  Starting in September 2007, the Osprey was deployed to Iraq and then later to Afghanistan.  It has several years of at sea experience as well. The operators – pilots and maintainers – have been part of the “testing” of the…

Visiting USMC Air Station New River

08/30/2011
08/30/2011: It has become a Second Line of Defense tradition to visit New River in late August.  Last year, we interviewed several Osprey pilots and maintainers and these interviews were collated with other articles to shape a Special Report on the Osprey. https://www.sldinfo.com/download-pdf-the-an-update-on-the-osprey/ As the motto of the Air Station…

The Maintenance Learning Curve

12/09/2010
An Update on the Osprey from New River (VII) [download PDF of full report] From Supply Of Parts To Battle Damage Repair: The Challenge Of Components' Reliability An Interview With Lieutenant Colonel Garcia 12/09/2010 - This is the second part of the interview with Lieutenant Colonel Garcia with both Iraq…