V-22 Osprey Joins the Static Line Up!
The V-22 Osprey has been added to the Atlanta Air Show static line up! As a part of the finale of Navy Week in Atlanta, the Navy will have a number of their aircraft on static display, while the Navy Blue Angels and Navy Seals Parachute Team fill the skies!
The V-22 Osprey is a joint service multirole combat aircraft utilizing tiltrotor technology to combine the vertical performance of a helicopter with the speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft. With its rotors in vertical position, it can take off, land and hover like a helicopter. Once airborne, it can convert to a turboprop airplane capable of high-speed, high-altitude flight. This combination results in global reach capabilities that allow the V-22 to fill an operational niche unlike any other aircraft.
F-18 Super Hornet
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet entered fleet service in 1999, as the replacement for the F-14 Tomcat. The Super Hornet is the second major model upgrade since the inception of the F/A-18 aircraft program highly capable across the full mission spectrum: air superiority, fighter escort, reconnaissance, aerial refueling, close air support, air defense suppression and day/night precision strike. They are designed to meet current Navy fighter escort and interdiction mission requirements, to maintain F/A-18 fleet air defense and close air support roles, as well as an increasing range of missions.
The T-45A/C Goshawk is the U.S. Navy’s two-seat advanced jet trainer. The T-45 is a modified version of the Hawk advanced jet trainer used by the Royal Air Force and flown by the Red Arrows acrobatic display team. Several modifications to the basic Hawk airframe were incorporated into the T-45 Goshawk design so it could operate from an aircraft carrier. These included landing gear modifications, strengthened airframe and undercarriage for catapult launches, and the addition of a tailhook.