Presidential MV-22 Osprey Photo


The US Marines Corps HMX-1 squadron, based at Quantico, VA (just south of Washington DC) maintains a fleet of helicopters and V-22s for Government use. There are 12 Sikorsky VH-3D of 1960s' vintage, 8 Sikorsky VH-60N from the 80s/90s era and 12 Bell-Boeing MV-22 Ospreys.

According to the Aviation Week Intelligence Network Fleet database, the 12th and final HMX-1 Osprey was delivered in August 2014. All these Presidential aircraft are maintained to an incredibly high standard and are easily distinguishable by their olive green paint scheme, always polished to a high degree.

Photo credit: Nigel Howarth, Aviation Week

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