America’s Air Force has broken new ground this week: ten CV-22s fly by together, which is the sight we had at Hurlburt Field.
Motorists pulled off the side of U.S. Highway 98 at the Hurlburt flightline on Friday as a formation of 10 CV-22s made a pass along the Emerald Coast and then landed, one by one.
Col. Thomas B. Palenske, commander of the 1st Special Operations Wing and installation commander at Hurlburt Field, promoted the flight on Facebook before the event.
“Watching your American Airmen in action … what a great way to close out the work week! AMERICA!” the Facebook post read.
The CV–22 Osprey is the U.S. Air Force special operations variant of the V-22 tiltrotor transport aircraft. It features enhancements and flight control systems that enable it to operate in high-risk combat environments to rescue downed pilots, or insert and extract special operations forces behind enemy lines.