traveler

Somerset, KY

#1 Aug 2, 2012
Anybody know what they were doing fiying around Middlesboro?
thanks

Richmond, KY

#2 Aug 7, 2012
I don't but it was sure a sight to see.
traveler

Somerset, KY

#3 Aug 7, 2012
i guess me and you are the only ones who know what the V-22 is. I was told that the first Wed. of every month they fly in different aircraft to the Armory. I'll be keeping an eye out.
recon

Madisonville, KY

#4 Aug 8, 2012
The V-22 Osprey tilt rotor aircraft are operated by the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Air Force and have no affiliation with the U.S. Army National Guard. One of the Ospreys that flew over Middlesboro was piloted by a Middlesboro native and wanted to do an un-authorized fly over his hometown.
oversight committee

Somerset, KY

#5 Aug 8, 2012
recon wrote:
The V-22 Osprey tilt rotor aircraft are operated by the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Air Force and have no affiliation with the U.S. Army National Guard. One of the Ospreys that flew over Middlesboro was piloted by a Middlesboro native and wanted to do an un-authorized fly over his hometown.
So you are saying it was just another Middlesboro "native" WASTING taxpayer money? Huh, must be an inbred thing.
traveler

Somerset, KY

#6 Aug 8, 2012
oversight committee wrote:
<quoted text>So you are saying it was just another Middlesboro "native" WASTING taxpayer money? Huh, must be an inbred thing.
Now thats funny.
I Call BS

Knoxville, TN

#7 Aug 9, 2012
recon wrote:
...One of the Ospreys that flew over Middlesboro was piloted by a Middlesboro native and wanted to do an un-authorized fly over his hometown.
B.S.

You can't take a military craft THAT FAR off of it's scheduled flight path / plan without getting in Big...BIG trouble.

I mean, sure, that happens sometimes when the pilot may live in the same TOWN as the base...that would only be a very small diversion of only a few seconds, usually.

But there's not another regular base that has Ospreys close enough to MBoro for the pilot to just "joy ride."

The military tends to watch their aircraft a little more carefully than that.
George

Winchester, KY

#8 Aug 9, 2012
I Call BS wrote:
<quoted text>
B.S.
You can't take a military craft THAT FAR off of it's scheduled flight path / plan without getting in Big...BIG trouble.
I mean, sure, that happens sometimes when the pilot may live in the same TOWN as the base...that would only be a very small diversion of only a few seconds, usually.
But there's not another regular base that has Ospreys close enough to MBoro for the pilot to just "joy ride."
The military tends to watch their aircraft a little more carefully than that.
Since you know it all, will tell you something you might not know;

McGee Tyson, in Knoxville, is an AIR FORCE RESERVE Base. Could it not be possible He either came from or going to that Base? The hand off from Ind. to Atl, occurs in this general area and would be very easy to make a "dip" without a big change in flight plan.

It has been done many times in past.
your wrong

Madisonville, KY

#9 Aug 9, 2012
U.S.M.C. Lt. Col. Travis Powers piloted a amphibious helicopter along with 2 others from Cherry Point N.C. to Middlesboro and landed for a photo op, so dont say it cant be done.

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