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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

American Osprey Lands on Spanish Ship


Maj. Bret Knickerbocker has made hundreds of landings in the MV-22B Osprey, but last week, something was different. It was his first opportunity to land on a Spanish amphibious assault ship, just off the coast of Spain, Sept. 9, 2015.

"The goal of practicing landing the MV-22B Osprey on Juan Carlos I is to maintain our proficiency and familiarize the process while working with the Spanish Navy," said Knickerbocker, an MV-22B Osprey pilot with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa.

"We have to make sure we are familiar with standard patterns, signals and to make sure we learn and understand each other's procedures."

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