posted on Aug, 11 2007 @ 08:55 PM
Hi. This is my first contact with this forum...been lurking and reading for a while, but never had anything to contribute. I'm not sure, but this
seems like a good place to post this. This evening, about 7 PM (Saturday, August 11), I was coming into my house and saw a V-22 Osprey flying
overhead. I'm located in western North Carolina, Hendersonville, near the Asheville airport. We get semi-regular fly-by's from various military
cargo planes and choppers, but this was the first time I've seen an Osprey.
I did a little research, and it turns out that one of the three Marine units flying the Osprey at the moment is based out of eastern NC, on the
coast. In the past two weeks, I've seen the C-17 cargo planes, the AC130 (I think that's it) refueling planes, and now the MV-22. Just seems like a
high level of military air-traffic for a regional airport. Just thought I'd put it out there!