Feb 9 2012

Cleveland National Air Show


Marine Bell Boeing V-22

Last summer we took the kids down to see the Cleveland National Air Show at Burke Lakefront Airport. It was the last day of the show and the kids were having fun so we stuck around till the very end. I am glad we did because I was able to catch this U.S. Marine Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey returning home after the show. Notice the Marine hanging out of the side waving to the few of us that were still there.  It’s a pretty impressive machine and a pretty impressive show.

The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is a tilt-rotor aircraft with both a vertical takeoff and landing capability. It is designed to combine the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the high-speed performance of a turboprop aircraft.

For more info on the Cleveland Air Show: http://www.clevelandairshow.com/

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