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Bell V-22 Osprey (16-8631)


Moments after completing a "hot refuel" (see NOTE below) at Atlantic Aviation, a Bell-Boeing MV-22B Osprey (168631) of the USMC VMM-364 "Purple Foxes" (Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 364, MCAS Camp Pendleton, CA) departs away from RNO's 16L on its second training sortie of the day.
** This is the first photo of 168631 to be posted into the FlightAware picture gallery. **
NOTE: A "hot refuel" is a procedure in which the Osprey is refueled while the rotors continue to turn. Immediately after the refueling hose is disconnected, the Osprey begins taxiing and takes off.


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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
This photo was taken less than three hours ago.
*F*I*V*E* Stars, Gary!!! :-)

Thanks for sharing this photo capture and the "backstory" with us!
Tom Vance
Oooooooof! 5stars!
I saw it flying this week. Great pic! I was in my car and couldn't snap one of it.
Thanks for the photo and taking time to tell the story. I too gave it five stars.

Frank Holbert
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Cliff, Alien, Jet4ANG, and FHolbert -- Hi to you all, and also "Thanks" for the comments. Very much appreciated. (Wave)
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