Marine Corps

October 18, 2012

Ospreys offer oily assistance to keep Cobras off the ground

Courtesy photos by Phil Meyers

A MV-22 Osprey crewman readies himself as his aircraft prepares to takeoff from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma’s flightline in support of the biannual Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course, Oct. 12.

A MV-22 Osprey flies over the city of Yuma during an exercise supporting the biannual Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course, OCt. 12. Hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1, WTI sees a variety of Corps assets, both ground- and air-based, work together in order to study the most effective relationship among the troops and their tools to further Marines’ capabilities. This particular excursion saw Ospreys lending extra fuel to the Super Cobras.

A MV-22 Osprey crewman prepares to refuel an AH-1 Super Cobra at forward arming and refueling point STOVL in support of the biannual Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course, Oct. 12.

A MV-22 Osprey awaits the arrival of an AH-1 Super Cobra for refueling at forward arming and refueling point STOVL in support of the biannual Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course, Oct. 12.

An AH-1 Super Cobra readies itself for takeoff after being refueled with the help of a MV-22 Osprey during an exercise supporting the biannual Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course, OCt. 12. Hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1, WTI sees a variety of Corps assets, both ground- and air-based, work together in order to study the most effective relationship among the troops and their tools to further Marines’ capabilities. This particular excursion saw Ospreys lending extra fuel to the Super Cobras.

A MV-22 Osprey readies for takeoff after helping to refuel an AH-1 Super Cobra at forward arming and refueling point STOVL in support of the biannual Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course, Oct. 12.




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