And for me, I just now saw my first MV-22 Osprey in flight. Went right over my house on its way to PSP (Palm Springs International Airport). About 1000’ AGL. In “airplane mode” with the engines horizontal and the bird flying like a conventional airplane. Toolin’ along at may 15okts.
Sorry I didn’t have time to grab a camera.
It’s a surprisingly quiet aircraft. I suppose that’s a function of the large slow turning props. Pretty, also. But, you know, for $40mm a pop, you expect a pretty airplane.