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Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Friday, January 27, 2012

Marine MV-22B Osprey Stops for Fuel and Food at St. Louis Downtown Airport

By Carmelo Turdo
A Marine MV-22B Osprey stopped in at St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, IL today for a brief fuel stop on a delivery flight from the Bell Helicopter plant in Amarillo, Texas.  The inter-service crew parked in front of the Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum in Curtiss-Wright Hangar 2 and received fuel from neighboring Ideal Aviation.  After getting some lunch, the two Marines and one Air Force pilot spoke briefly to a gathering of "ramp rats" before spooling up and taking off.  The Osprey flew towards the St. Louis Gateway Arch on their way to an unknown destination.  Here are a few photos of the aircraft and crew:

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