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Also, thanks to these event sponsors:
Imperial Flying Service
Strahm Farms, Inc.
Imperial Irrigation District
Paul and Diana Steward
Mark Osterkamp Ranches
NAF El Centro
Mr. and Mrs. Douthitt
Desert Security Services
Sun Community Federal Credit Union
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El Toro Exports, LLC.
Sun Valley Applicators, LLC.
Welcome to Imperial Aviation Day!
FLYING, FAMILY and FUN!
Featured Aircraft: Marine Air Group 16, MAG-16, V-22 Osprey
The V-22 Osprey has been in service with the US Marines since 2000. It's tilt rotor design enables it to vertically land and takeoff similar to a helicopter but then rotate it's rotors into a forward configuration to enable forward flight like a cargo plane.
It can achieve speeds up to 275 KTS (315 MPH) at sea level. The Osprey is capable of carrying 32 Soldiers or 20,000 pounds of cargo in various combat configurations that also include armament attachments.
You will frequently see Osprey practicing combat support maneuvers in the Holtville area and also coming in to Imperial County Airport for refueling during the day and at night. The evening appearances at Imperial County Airport are especially interesting as they often use their Rotor marker lights and remind you of aircraft in science fiction movies.
There is a lot more to learn about the Osprey and operations of
Marine Aircraft Group 16...But you will have to come to Aviation Day on October 27th and ask the crew in person.