Maiden Landing

Maiden Landing

An MV-22 Osprey maneuvers on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) during test operations. George H.W. Bush is in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications. According to Capt. Brian Block this is the first time an MV-22 has made a landing on an aircraft carrier.
(U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brian Brooks)

With as often as the subject of the MV-22 had come up at Lex’s place, I felt it fitting to share this photo of the first carrier landing of a MV-22. I’m a little surprised it hadn’t happened sooner.

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4 Comments

by | March 26, 2012 · 9:30 pm

4 responses to “Maiden Landing

  1. krisinnewengland

    Not that I’m an expert on this – about as far from it as you can get. That said, I echo your surprise. I just assumed this had happened long ago.
    Even so – gorgeous pic.

  2. What a piece of kit. It is to hover, it is to fly, it is to deliver, it is to recover.

  3. Mike M.

    Well, getting it cleared aboard the gators took priority.

  4. Pingback: Two Marines killed and two severely injured in MV-22 Osprey tilt rotor aircraft crash in Morocco « The Aviationist

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