A Tiltrotor Squadron in Afghanistan
Scenes of a Marine unit flying the incredible, versatile Osprey.
- By Rebecca Maksel
- AirSpaceMag.com, March 15, 2010
This is “one of my favorite shots from the embed,” says Darack. “It was hard to find just the right ‘view’ showing a spinning Osprey separated from background clutter. Lucky for me, this one was spinning up, as was one just down the line—a line of nothing but Ospreys. The expeditionary hangar can be seen in the background. This was a tough shot, as I had to keep the shutter open for about two minutes, but during this time, they ran up the engines, which blew and vibrated the camera and tripod (which I had to lean down on to keep from blowing over). There was just enough moonlight out to balance the rest of the scene and not wash out the stars.”