U.S. Marines enjoy the experience of flying the Osprey

10/25/2011 | National Public Radio

The U.S. Marines are using Osprey aircraft in Afghanistan, but the costly bird could be on the chopping block because of budget cuts. However, pilots enjoy the experience of flying the Osprey, which lifts off like a helicopter but flies like a plane. "We joke about it. It's like getting into a sports car. I can't imagine going back to a helicopter," said Lt. Col. Brian McAvoy.

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