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.