Can you imagine? Skydiving from a MV-22 Osprey

The bella OspreyThe MV-22 Osprey is a controversial Tilt-Rotor Aircraft that has now been deployed to Iraq (contentious because “Three fatal accidents during testing, questionable maintenance records and a one-time fluke in computer hardware have left critics claiming that the Osprey is fundamentally unsafe). This aircraft is a tiltrotor vertical / short takeoff and landing (VSTOL), multi-mission air-craft developed to fill multi-Service combat operational requirements.

Osprey jumpsSo when the Golden Knights get involved, you know that this is the type of jumpship, beyond a C130 {in my eyes}, that dreams are made of.

The Osprey can also be used as a platform for parachutists. The jumps would most likely be at very low altitude for most military missions, but the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights parachute team make a much higher drop here.

Ooohhh, I must admit, a wee bit of jealousy exists at the thought of jumping from this large bird of prey!

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