posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 12:12 PM
My friend and I were driving southbound on the I-15 freeway. Upon passing Moapa, NV (52 miles NE of Las Vegas), my friend pointed and said, "That is
a funny looking propeller plane." I look where my friend was pointing and I was puzzled with its side profile shape. Initially, I had no idea what
it was. Then, as we got closer, I realized it was a V-22 Osprey. I nearly crapped my pants when I realized it was a V-22 Osprey. It flew over the
I-15 heading SE towards Lake Mead and Valley of Fire. I lost sight of it when the Osprey flew past a mountain.
What puzzled me is what is a V-22 Osprey doing in Nellis Air Force Range (home of Area 51). Looking back at the incident, I recall there were no
obvious markings on this Osprey. Of course, the sun was setting.
Anyways, I thought the first unit to field the Osprey is in one of the Carolina States with some field testing in Iraq.
Does anyone know a unit flying the Osprey's in Nellis AFB?