AOA Simulatons V-22 Osprey

The innovative VTOL aircraft

When one considers that we are only a bit more than 100 years past the inception of manned, powered, controllable flight, it is quite amazing to see the aircraft and spacecraft that have gone from the drawing board to the skies above us and into space beyond.

Utilising a short take-off technique instead of a vertical take-off profile can allow the Osprey to carry greater loads from higher altitude airfields.

It is an entertaining thought experiment to imagine how the early pioneers of flight constructing their gliders and odd contraptions in garages and barns, would react upon seeing an aircraft as complex as the V-22 Osprey take to the sky. Thanks to AOA Simulations, we can try our hand at mastering this unique Vertical Take- Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft in X-Plane 11.

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