A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to the Air Combat Element of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force prepares arrives at Stuttgart Army Airfield March 26, 2013, in Stuttgart, Germany.
What The Latest Marine Aviation Mishap Says About Pilot Readiness
The budget squeeze brought about by the sequester plus the demands of continuing deployments have brought aircraft readiness to dangerously low levels.
Photo taken from a Kyodo News helicopter on Dec. 14, 2016, shows the wreckage of a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft lying in shallow waters off Nago, Okinawa Prefecture after crash-landing the previous night.
This Is What The Marine Corps Calls A Shallow-Water Landing
The Corps grounded all Osprey flight operations in Japan after one of the tiltrotor aircraft was forced to make an emergency “shallow-water landing” off the coast of Okinawa.
U.S. Navy Sailors with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group prepare MV-22B Ospreys with Medium Tilt Rotor Squadron 166 Reinforced to take off from the USS New Orleans, February 16, 2016. /released)
What Happens When Pilots Aren’t Allowed To Fly
Carl Forsling, a former career Marine pilot, describes the cost of cutting stateside flight hours.
A crew chief with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, directs pilots to start the engines on an MV-22B Osprey for a post-maintenance ground-turn test at Udairi Army Airfield, Kuwait.
6 Lessons Being A Military Pilot Taught Me For Life
Lessons from being a military aviator can make your life better, Carl Forsling, a former MV-22B Osprey pilot, writes.