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Power of the Osprey

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  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Power of the Osprey
Posted by Bish on Friday, April 23, 2021 2:04 AM

A CV-22 Osprey from RAF Mildenhall has ripped up the Air Ambulance helipad at Addenbrooks Hospital in Cambridge. Cleary some one did not do their risk assesment.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-cambridgeshire-56847090

 

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Friday, April 23, 2021 11:25 AM

Edit: I have deleted the previous content of this post.  Reading it later, I found it to be in poor taste - I apologise to anyone else who found it so.

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Posted by castelnuovo on Friday, April 23, 2021 5:26 PM

How come the helipad wasn't damaged when the Osprey landed? 

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, April 23, 2021 9:45 PM

castelnuovo

How come the helipad wasn't damaged when the Osprey landed? 

 

Probably because the power is decreasing as they land, but power is increased to lift off. 
Who makes a helipad from soft mats like that? What happened to concrete? PSP? Metal decking?  

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, April 23, 2021 11:30 PM

Looks to me like a temporary set up that, um, didn't work.

It reminds me of some tests done on Midway with V2's for sea launches.

One burned a 20 foot diameter hole through the armored flight deck.

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, April 24, 2021 5:37 AM

As Carlos said, they don't need as much power to land, when gravity is in their favour, as they do to lift off when gravity is working against them. I learnt that one when standing underneath helicopters.

The site is the normal one used by the air ambulance, i guess they just didn't take into account the power of the osprey compare to the usual types to use it.

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