Daily Archives: Monday, 19-Feb-2001

Hmm, the Washington Post reports that the GAO is claiming that Key Tests Were Omitted on the Osprey. The Marine Corp has had its problems with the Osprey but this is one aircraft that I’ve heard nothing but positive things about in the development of the civilian version.

One thing I hope people keep in mind is that any military application of an aircraft will be many times more demanding than any similar civilian application. Just because the Osprey may prove to be an inappropriate design for its military mission doesn’t mean the design is inappropriate for civilian roles.