Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Oldest CV-22 retiring

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- The oldest CV-22 tilt-rotor aircraft in the Air Force inventory will conduct its last test flight with the 413th Flight Test Squadron on Thursday. The Additional Test Asset CV-22 has been used to test every major upgrade and modification of the CV-22 fleet. After the sortie the tilt-rotor will become a display piece at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The first operational CV-22 was delivered to the 1st Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt in January 2007. (Source: 1st Special Operations Wing, 10/29/13)