The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force released a video showing the arrival of a CV-22 Osprey at Dayton, Ohio. The CV-22 was arriving in Dayton to join the museum’s extensive collection, but that’s not what made the video unique. The video gives an inside look with camera shots from a variety of angles. Cameras show the CV-22 Osprey in the air from the front, cockpit, and rear looking out of the tail section.
The CV-22 (serial number 99-0021) in the video is the Air Force‘s oldest CV-22 and originally served as a pre-production aircraft for the U.S. Navy. After completing over 200 developmental test missions at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., 99-0021 was transferred to Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) at Hurlburt Field, Fla. As part of the 413th Flight Test Squadron at Hurlburt, 99-0021 flew an additional 400 test missions before being turned over to the National Museum.