Central Coast residents may see some interesting aircraft flying around this week.
Two Air Force V-22 Osprey aircraft are parked at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport while in town for training.
The V-22 Osprey is a distinctive-looking tilt-rotor aircraft that is capable of flying both like a helicopter and a turboprop plane. The Air Force began using the Osprey in 2009, according to Wikipedia, and it’s been deployed for transportation and medevac missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Kuwait.
It’s not clear where the visiting aircraft are based, but they are from out of the area, said Craig Piper, assistant airports director. Piper didn’t have details about the particular training, which is scheduled to last through the weekend.
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No Air Force official could be reached for comment on the training.