7th SOS - Flying the CV-22B Osprey

7th SOS - Flying the CV-22B Osprey

Postby Ben Montgomery on Wed 03 Jun 2015, 7:33 pm

Hi all,

I had the incredible privilege back in April to join the 7th SOS at RAF Mildenhall for a sortie in one of their CV-22B Ospreys.

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Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey 07-0033 - 7th Special Operations Squadron - United States Air Force by Ben Montgomery, on Flickr

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Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey 07-0033 - 7th Special Operations Squadron - United States Air Force by Ben Montgomery, on Flickr

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Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey 07-0033 - 7th Special Operations Squadron - United States Air Force by Ben Montgomery, on Flickr

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Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey 07-0033 - 7th Special Operations Squadron - United States Air Force by Ben Montgomery, on Flickr

Needless to say it was one of the coolest things I've ever done - sitting on the open ramp on the way back with night vision goggles was one of those "am I really doing this?" moments. I really hope you're interested enough to read more - see below! :)

http://www.aeroresource.co.uk/articles/ ... ildenhall/

Cheers,

Ben
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Re: 7th SOS - Flying the CV-22B Osprey

Postby IanH on Wed 03 Jun 2015, 7:39 pm

Really well done Ben and a terrific read also. I was very impressed by the quality and detail contained in your excellent report.

Best wishes, ian
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Re: 7th SOS - Flying the CV-22B Osprey

Postby Talldan76 on Wed 03 Jun 2015, 8:54 pm

Brilliant pictures Ben, and a very well written article.

Dan
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Re: 7th SOS - Flying the CV-22B Osprey

Postby Epic Formacion on Wed 03 Jun 2015, 11:13 pm

Ramp riding rocks, and so do your images and article. Nice!
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Re: 7th SOS - Flying the CV-22B Osprey

Postby Stu on Thu 04 Jun 2015, 6:43 am

Very good article and shots Ben :clap: Also been lucky enough to have been on base with some these guys few times now
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Re: 7th SOS - Flying the CV-22B Osprey

Postby SPLAT on Thu 04 Jun 2015, 11:06 am

Like the last shot , but considering that should hold 20? fully kitted Marines , that looks bloody tight in the back
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Re: 7th SOS - Flying the CV-22B Osprey

Postby stevebrodie on Fri 05 Jun 2015, 10:01 am

Excellent stuff, but they could do with some plasterboard in there to finish it off, all that exposed cable what would H&SE make of it :lol: :lol:
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Re: 7th SOS - Flying the CV-22B Osprey

Postby Vodka on Sat 06 Jun 2015, 9:32 am

:ninja: nice !
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