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Last Friday CV-22B 08-0047 (Knife 71) made a planned visit to Newquay Airport, a rare sight in Cornwall and something worth getting the wife to keep my dinner in the oven for. Things didn't quite go to plan for the crew who ended up staying in Cornwall for five nights. I popped by the airfield the next morning hoping to catch its departure but it soon became obvious that the Osprey was going nowhere. With rumours that another one was on the way down with parts I decided to hang around for an hour. While waiting this Spanish Navy Citation arrived for a quick stop, surprisingly either unnoticed or ignored by others waiting to see the second Osprey. The second Osprey, 11-0059 eventually arrived for a quick gas and go. While on my way to volunteer at CAHC on Weds morning I was surprised to see the CV-22B still parked up. I usually have my scanner on while volunteering at CAHC and try to give visitors a heads up of any interesting movements. When the Osprey called up to start at lunchtime I was able to pop over to catch it start and leave.
On Wednesday I popped down to Classic Air Force with some paint brushes to do a touch-up on one of the exhibits but not long after I arrived I heard a strange noise in the distance. The cloud base was almost zero and I couldn't even see the control tower across the runway. The 'strange noise' passed somewhere over the top of us but came back 10 minutes later by which time the cloud base had lifted to a couple of hundred feet. The visitor turned out to be this Osprey, the first time I've seen or heard one. Fortunately it parked right outside the museum for a couple of hours.