Marine aircraft turns heads in Louisa County

A United States Marine Corps Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey from Quantico has been practicing maneuvers in the skies over Louisa County for the past two days.

A United States Marine Corps Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey from Quantico has been practicing maneuvers in the skies over Louisa County for the past two days.  

A number of Louisa residents are curious about the unusual appearing helicopter that has been flying overhead in the county for the past two days.

According to a source at the Louisa County Airport, the aircraft is a United State Marine Corps Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey from Quantico that is performing practice maneuvers.

The Osprey is an American multi-mission, military, tiltrotor aircraft with both a vertical and short takeoff and landing capabilities.

According to the USMC website, the aircraft is designed to combine the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the long-range, high-speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft.

The USMC media relations department in Quantico was contacted this afternoon to learn more, but there has been no response yet.

By tcvnews
Posted on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 4:10 pm