“The CV-22 Osprey”
Thursday 30th October 2014
Light Refreshments at 7.00 pm
Lecture Starts at 7:30 pm
Speaker: Lieutenant Colonel James S. Peterson USAF
Location: Lecture Theatre ‘0’, Cambridge University Engineering Department, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ.
Lieutenant Colonel James S. Peterson is a CV-22 Operations Officer, Evaluator Pilot, and Aircraft Commander at the 7th Special Operations Squadron, Air Force Special Operations Command, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom. This unit supports the 352nd Special Operations Group in support of EUCOM objectives.
The V22 is a unique tilt rotor aircraft that combines the utility of a helicopter with the speed of a fixed wing aircraft. It has been in development for a long time prior to making its operational debut in Iraq.
Colonel Peterson will be discussing the program’s history and describing its operational capabilities. He will then go on to describe its flight control systems and conclude with some examples of real world experience which will include some combat footage.
This will be a great opportunity to learn more about thisunique aircraft that is becoming an increasingly common sight in the skies of East Anglia.