Osprey aircraft deployed for first time in support of Marine One
August 10th, 2013
07:00 PM ET

Osprey aircraft deployed for first time in support of Marine One

By CNN’s Greg Clary

(CNN) – Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys, aircraft that take off vertically, provided a dramatic new look for President Barack Obama’s travel detail as he and the first lady began a Martha’s Vineyard vacation on Saturday.

The Ospreys – making their presidential debut - shuttled White House staff, media and Secret Service members from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod.

The sleek tilt-rotor aircraft can take off like a helicopter but fly like an airplane.

The Marines say the Ospreys are twice as fast, can travel six times farther and are capable of carrying three times the weight of the Vietnam-era CH-46E helicopters which have supported missions involving the president.

There are no plans yet to have the president fly in the MV-22s.

The Osprey has raised some safety concerns over the years. It earned the unceremonious nickname “the Widowmaker” after crashes during initial development and testing.

In late 2000, the Corps grounded the fleet after two crashes, one in Arizona killing four crew members and 15 passengers and another in North Carolina that killed the crew.

But engineers redesigned the craft for improved safety and the Marines have used them extensively in Afghanistan.

Plans to build a new fleet of helicopters to be used as Marine One have hit multiple budgetary snags over the years. Obama canceled plans for a new fleet back in 2009 after projected costs soared to $11 billion.

- CNN’s Larry Shaughnessy contributed to this report

Post by:
Filed under: Marines
soundoff (560 Responses)
  1. Repair Sprinter

    Hello! I simply want to offer you a big thumbs up for your great info you have right here on this post. I am returning to your blog for more soon.


    May 16, 2021 at 11:55 pm | Reply
  2. Maserati Granturismo Mc Stradale


    May 16, 2021 at 11:12 pm | Reply
  3. Pre Owned Maserati

    You have made some good points there. I checked on the internet for more info about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this web site.


    May 16, 2021 at 8:39 pm | Reply
  4. Mercedes Sprinter Steering Gear Repair

    I’m amazed, I must say. Rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and interesting, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. The issue is something too few folks are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy I came across this in my search for something relating to this.


    May 16, 2021 at 7:14 pm | Reply
  5. Authorized Sprinter Repair Facility

    I could not resist commenting. Exceptionally well written!


    May 16, 2021 at 4:28 pm | Reply
  6. Newton Wiehe

    I don't know about you all but I love airplanes. I have a friend in highschool that loves airplanes, so here are some airplane related stuff I don't know about you guys but I love airplanes. I had a friend in highschool that loved airplanes, so here are some airplane related stuff https://www.airlinereporter.com/2009/10/livery-of-the-week-horizon-air-in-university-of-washington-livery/


    May 16, 2021 at 3:39 pm | Reply
  7. Maserati Lavante

    Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It will always be helpful to read articles from other authors and use a little something from their sites.


    May 16, 2021 at 3:28 pm | Reply
  8. where to buy rv furniture


    May 16, 2021 at 11:49 am | Reply
  9. rv ac maintenance


    May 16, 2021 at 11:06 am | Reply
  10. cabinet repair orange county

    Your style is so unique compared to other folks I have read stuff from. Many thanks for posting when you've got the opportunity, Guess I will just bookmark this page.


    May 16, 2021 at 10:23 am | Reply
  11. Mercedes Benz Sprinter Service Centers Near Me

    I couldn’t refrain from commenting. Perfectly written!


    May 16, 2021 at 10:17 am | Reply
  12. oc collision center

    You have made some really good points there. I looked on the web to find out more about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this site.


    May 16, 2021 at 10:01 am | Reply
  13. Seo Marketing Company Near Me


    May 16, 2021 at 9:43 am | Reply
  14. body shop near me


    May 16, 2021 at 9:22 am | Reply
  15. Aika Online


    May 16, 2021 at 5:45 am | Reply
  16. aika online private server


    May 16, 2021 at 2:31 am | Reply
  17. Video Marketing Companies


    May 16, 2021 at 12:43 am | Reply
  18. Content Marketing Agency Near Me

    This blog was... how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I've found something that helped me. Thanks!


    May 16, 2021 at 12:35 am | Reply
  19. Maserati Sedan

    Very good post. I am dealing with a few of these issues as well..


    May 15, 2021 at 8:54 pm | Reply
  20. Social Media Marketing Consultant


    May 15, 2021 at 8:39 pm | Reply
  21. Social Media Marketing Specialist Near Me

    Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon every day. It will always be helpful to read through articles from other writers and practice something from their web sites.


    May 15, 2021 at 7:22 pm | Reply
  22. homes for sale coeur d alene


    May 15, 2021 at 1:18 pm | Reply
  23. 2012 Maserati Price


    May 15, 2021 at 9:56 am | Reply
  24. Eye Doctors

    An outstanding share! I've just forwarded this onto a friend who was doing a little homework on this. And he in fact ordered me breakfast due to the fact that I discovered it for him... lol. So allow me to reword this.... Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to talk about this issue here on your web site.


    May 15, 2021 at 7:09 am | Reply
  25. homes for sale harrison id

    You are so cool! I don't suppose I have read through anything like this before. So good to find someone with some unique thoughts on this subject. Really.. thank you for starting this up. This site is something that is needed on the web, someone with some originality!


    May 15, 2021 at 5:57 am | Reply
  26. rv vinyl wrap

    Excellent site you've got here.. It’s hard to find good quality writing like yours nowadays. I really appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!


    May 15, 2021 at 3:55 am | Reply
  27. Phoenix Eye Care


    May 14, 2021 at 10:16 pm | Reply
  28. box truck repair parts


    May 14, 2021 at 5:36 pm | Reply
  29. vinyl wrap for rv

    Next time I read a blog, I hope that it won't fail me as much as this particular one. I mean, Yes, it was my choice to read, but I genuinely believed you'd have something interesting to talk about. All I hear is a bunch of crying about something you could possibly fix if you weren't too busy searching for attention.


    May 14, 2021 at 4:41 pm | Reply
  30. houses for sale coeur d alene

    An intriguing discussion is definitely worth comment. There's no doubt that that you need to publish more on this issue, it may not be a taboo subject but generally folks don't discuss these subjects. To the next! All the best!!


    May 14, 2021 at 4:04 pm | Reply
  31. RV Entertainment System Near Me


    May 14, 2021 at 2:19 pm | Reply
  32. Van Wheelchair Lift Repair


    May 14, 2021 at 12:58 pm | Reply
  33. Ecu Repair 2017 Mercedes Sprinter Van Remove Speed Limiter

    Spot on with this write-up, I truly believe that this website needs much more attention. I’ll probably be returning to read more, thanks for the advice!


    May 14, 2021 at 12:00 pm | Reply
  34. rv shower wall repair


    May 14, 2021 at 11:18 am | Reply
  35. RV Inspection Riverside


    May 14, 2021 at 10:38 am | Reply
  36. collision experts fargo

    I blog often and I truly appreciate your information. The article has truly peaked my interest. I will take a note of your website and keep checking for new details about once a week. I subscribed to your Feed as well.


    May 14, 2021 at 9:36 am | Reply
  37. remodel rv bathroom


    May 14, 2021 at 4:01 am | Reply
  38. rv repair riverside

    Everyone loves it when people come together and share thoughts. Great blog, keep it up!


    May 14, 2021 at 1:19 am | Reply
1 2 3 4

Leave a Reply to I'mvotingforHillary


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.