A CV-22 Osprey, flown by the 8th Special Operations Squadron, hangs in the anechoic chamber at the Joint Preflight Integration of Munitions and Electronic Systems hangar at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Mar. 25, 2013 ( U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King)
A 71st Special Operations Squadron CV-22 Osprey helicopter is being refueled by a 522nd Special Operations Squadron Lockheed MC-130J Combat Shadow II on Jan. 4, 2012, over the skies of New Mexico. Photo by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman James Bell.
I have this absurd mental image of them taking off by having this guy run while pulling that cable behind him, like the Osprey is a giant kite.