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V22 Osprey discussion thread Mk II

Old 20th Mar 2019, 18:39
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Navy Greyhound Replacement First Flight

The first CMV-22 has flown with first deployment in 2021. Excerpt highlights the improvements over the C-2 Greyhound it is replacing.

Compared to the current aircraft, the C-2A Greyhound, the CMV-22B has an increased range, more cargo capacity, enhanced beyond-line-of-sight communications, and offers quicker cargo loading and unloading, according to the Navy. “The most notable structural difference between existing V-22 variants and the CMV-22B that can be seen in the photo is the bulbous fuel tank extensions to the forward portion of the sponsons on either side of the aircraft”
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CMV-22B complete its first flight

Bell Boeing CMV-22B Osprey Successfully Completes First Flight - Bell (news)



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JGSDF pair arrive home

First two Bell-Boeing V-22 Ospreys for the JGSDF have arrived in Japan , by sea transportation.

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400th delivered

400th airframe delivered ....this time a CV-22 to AFSOC.

https://news.bellflight.com/en-US/18...th-v-22-osprey

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Old 10th Jun 2020, 21:51
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If you see an Osprey in the UK, is it a US machine or UK military? I get a lot of overflights
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The UK is not operating V-22. Based on nose equipment, markings and camouflage scheme, that's a USAF spec ops CV-22A.
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The UK is not operating V-22. Based on nose equipment, markings and camouflage scheme, that's a USAF spec ops CV-22A.
It’s a B model

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Originally Posted by helicopter-redeye View Post

If you see an Osprey in the UK, is it a US machine or UK military? I get a lot of overflights
They have been based here since summer 2013... with the 352nd SOW at RAF Mildenhall.

https://www.mildenhall.af.mil/About-Us/

https://www.352sow.af.mil

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ViP

Laying aside HMX-1 Mv-22B, earlier this year at International Military Helicopter conference, I spotted at the Bell table, aViP brochure.

https://www.bellflight.com/-/media/s...p-brochure.pdf

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Originally Posted by chopper2004 View Post
It’s a B model
Indeed it is, late night mixup - sorry
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Indonesia

Interesting that they requested to purchase eight (8) MV-22 Block C Osprey aircraft.

https://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sale...sprey-aircraft

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First ANG unit established FLANG

First cV-22 Guard unit activated today - Florida Air National Guard 249th Special Ops Squadron ..

https://www.hurlburt.af.mil/News/Art...v-22-squadron/





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Past 600000 hours

The fleet has surpassed 600000 hours

https://news.bellflight.com/en-US/19...nPF4bdpZjq6LB8
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Addenbrookes Hospital lunchtime

352nd Media FB Page flashed up their CV-22B would be gracing our hospital helipad as part of patient transfer / medical transport interoperability with local NHs and East of England Ambulance service. As it is the helipad is mainly for likes of EAAA Airbus Helicopters H145, Essex Herts Leonardo AW169, MAGPAS Leonardo AW169 etc. Anyhow popped along to take photos and video , liaise with public affairs from the base, and the Landing was interesting. It reminded me of the videos and photos of mil RW carrying out brown-out landings, anyhow here are my photos below.











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Video of the landing. The take-off at the end is interested

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=de...l=Trailspotter
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This appears to be a salutary lesson on the use of ‘anchored’ surfaces at a heliport. The safety assessment, prior to the decision to fly the CV22B to Addenbrookes, might have picked up the fact that the surface was inadequate for the type.

From ICAO Annex 14, Volume II:

3.1.1 A FATO shall:

a) provide:

1) an area free of obstacles, except for essential objects which because of their function are located on it, and of sufficient size and shape to ensure containment of every part of the design helicopter in the final phase of approach and commencement of take-off in accordance with the intended procedures;

Note.— Essential objects are visual aids (e.g. lighting) or others (e.g. firefighting systems) necessary for safety purposes. For further requirements regarding penetration of a FATO by essential objects, see 3.1.4.

2) when solid, a surface which is resistant to the effects of rotor downwash; and
i) when collocated with a TLOF, is contiguous and flush with the TLOF, has bearing strength capable of withstanding the intended loads and ensures effective drainage; or
ii) when not collocated with a TLOF, is free of hazards should a forced landing be required;
Note.— Resistant implies that effects from rotor downwash neither cause a degradation of the surface nor result in flying debris.
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The take-off at the end is interested
Holy moly!
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Originally Posted by JimL View Post
This appears to be a salutary lesson on the use of ‘anchored’ surfaces at a heliport. The safety assessment, prior to the decision to fly the CV22B to Addenbrookes, might have picked up the fact that the surface was inadequate for the type.

From ICAO Annex 14, Volume II:

3.1.1 A FATO shall:

a) provide:

1) an area free of obstacles, except for essential objects which because of their function are located on it, and of sufficient size and shape to ensure containment of every part of the design helicopter in the final phase of approach and commencement of take-off in accordance with the intended procedures;

Note.— Essential objects are visual aids (e.g. lighting) or others (e.g. firefighting systems) necessary for safety purposes. For further requirements regarding penetration of a FATO by essential objects, see 3.1.4.

2) when solid, a surface which is resistant to the effects of rotor downwash; and
i) when collocated with a TLOF, is contiguous and flush with the TLOF, has bearing strength capable of withstanding the intended loads and ensures effective drainage; or
ii) when not collocated with a TLOF, is free of hazards should a forced landing be required;
Note.— Resistant implies that effects from rotor downwash neither cause a degradation of the surface nor result in flying debris.
It’s been 16 years since I was involved in Setting up our helipad at work for after hours operations by purchasing / leasing landing lights and installing them.

If anyone here has flown in a patient here to our helipad, it would be interesting to hear their thoughts. Anyhow the other week I went on long walk and saw on ADSB that an Essex Herts Explorer was on deck and hung around to take photos of it departing in the early evening.





Last year just after my birthday in September I have a lift to a friend of mine as she had a semi urgent appointment at Addenbrookes and as a reward she took me for belated birthday dinner and cocktails. As it happened the pad had a visitor who was a long long way from home....to drop off patient possibly to Papworth.






TbH this helipad was for years meant to be a temporary as around a decade ago something like quarter of a million quid was meant to construct a proper helipad. But the money went, disappeared also at the time I did hear a whisper (perhaps my attempts at chatting up a female member of staff be it clinical or admin lol !! ) that there be a rooftop helipad on the ATC (Addenbrookes Treatment Center) as it was at the newest building for patients.



And here is the ATC Building below



Obviously the old main bit where in patients, the concourse and majority of the wards is early 1960s construction so no way in hell would a rooftop helipad be constructed.



In the County the revamped new Peterborough General Hospital has a rooftop helipad as far as I know.

Anyhow here prior to the introduction of HEMS in uk, the likes of iconic Yellow RAF Wessex or Sea King be touching down on the Grass nearest the railway line by Long Road Sixth Form college side with either NICU transfers (my mom worked as sister in SCBu/NICU at Rosie) or the odd RTA in the day.

But all that area is now built up with new biomedical research campus and still more construction happening.

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If they had actually landed on the pad, they would have avoided it blowing away and avoided digging the nosewheel in so much. Clearly not much of a recce was done beforehand.
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