We were at the park yesterday. While there, twice we heard and felt a rhythmic-dynamic-rumbling helicopteresqe sound that, had it been closer, surely would have rattled windows. That sound was from an Osprey. Because of it's two prop/rotors it sounds like two large helicopters. The way the sound traveled I kept looking low for whatever it was. Instead of finding anything low, I looked up higher and saw what looked like a private plane traveling slowly across the sky. I did not have binoculars, but there was no other possible source for the sound visible. I snapped a picture and then looked at it on my screen and lo-and-behold it was an Osprey. I can't wait to see one up close. These things sound so awesome.
We saw one fly over Yakima, Washington twice, within about 20 minutes of each other. It's seems possible that they were the same one in an orbit. This was the first time I've seen them fly at a respectable altitude, before I've only seen them flying at considerably LESS than five hundred feet! Does anyone else have Osprey sightings they'd like to share?
This Blog is meant to fill a niche that is currenty empty. There are no sites devoted to Wreckchasing in Washington State. Here I discuss and describe local aviation accidents and other aviation related subjects. I use accident reports, local witnesses, and whatever else is available to me as resources. I am a History teacher and am working on the last of my graduate degree in History. I will also talk about specific aircraft, ships or other military and history subjects. Please comment if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. My first post goes into more detail.