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User currently offlineA320ajm From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 547 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4132 times:

This is a question that has always made me think:
Do V-22 Osprey pilots usually come from flying helicopters or planes?
Does anybody have the answer?
Thanks
A320ajm


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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4121 times:

Quoting A320ajm (Thread starter):
Do V-22 Osprey pilots usually come from flying helicopters or planes?

IIRC there is an argument that for some reason rotor trained pilots don't do the transition to this type of craft as well as pilots who start fixed winged. I probably have it backwards as usual...


User currently offlineAirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4103 times:

Those with experience will typically come from the CH-46 community (helos) and those newbs coming through the pipeline will be trained as nescessary starting with T-34C or T-6II and transistioning to TH-57's. Perhaps they will throw in some T-44 time, too but the V-22 is more of a rotary-winged flight envelope than a fixed wing.

User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12158 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3936 times:

Quoting AirRyan (Reply 2):
Those with experience will typically come from the CH-46 community

That may be true for the USMC pilots, but I thought the USAF pilots come from the CH/MH-53.


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