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The home of cool toys by Dave McOwen

the best way to spend a Monday

Chris M. scooped me, but I just couldn’t let a visit from the MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor pass without geeking out. I love airplanes, but the Osprey is by far the coolest toy in the inventory. So when I heard we were getting a fly-in for Marine Week Boston, I had to go see.

The weather was actually gorgeous yesterday, except for the 10 minutes at the proposed takeoff time. Well worth the spring shower, although I could have done without the coating of dirt (note to future Coure 16ers: that downwash is no joke).

Osprey on display
Osprey and the EAPS building


MV-22 Osprey on display on Briggs Field

Simmons Hall patio
Simmons Hall patio: the best seat in the house

ominous coulds
the weather started getting rough…

ready for takeoff
fortuitous signage

takeoff
come back soon!

One of my colleagues had a much better (and less “interactive”) viewpoint:

In other news, Happy Star Wars day! May the Fourth be with you!*

* I know it’s a tragic, horrible pun, but I just can’t help myself.

5 responses to “The home of cool toys”

  1. Hopeful '15 says:

    wow…
    I really like the enormous heli ( if it can be called that way)
    Air crafts are one of my favorites.
    Thanks for the post

  2. Anonymous says:

    OMG, that thing is MASSIVE! It should feature on X-machines some day. I saw its picture from Chris’ post but with no other object in the picture, you cannot make out its size accurately. I love machines! This is by far the coolest I’ve seen.

  3. D '14 says:

    OMG, that thing is MASSIVE! It should feature on X-machines some day. I saw its picture in Chris’ post but with no other object in the picture, you cannot make out its size accurately. I love machines! This is by far the coolest I’ve seen.

    Recaptcha: professional lollipops. What’s that supposed to mean?

  4. Rishabh says:

    this thing is dripping with awesomeness