The $68 Million Leaf Blower

As you would expect for the price it works pretty damn well

Spectators were blown “thirty feet” along the ground and battered by flying debris including branches ripped from trees by downwash from a V-22 Osprey tiltrotor landing in a park at the weekend.

I like how the guy who took the video kept filming the Osprey instead of the wimpy tumblepeopleweeds.

5 Responses to “The $68 Million Leaf Blower”

  1. Skyler says:

    I hope I get to ride in one someday!

    Shortly after I checked in to H&MS-13 in MCAS El Toro some Osprey reps came to my engine shop and told me that since I was rebuilding the T-56 engine (similar to the Osprey engine) that they might want to put the Osprey with MAG-13 instead of MAG-16 (the helo group).

    They said I should expect the Osprey to hit the fleet in about a year.

    That was in 1986. They were only 24 years off.

    We don’t even have MCAS El Toro anymore!

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    CRAP! I thought you said “SENATORS were blown…” and figured, “YAHOO! FINALLY we got our money’s worth!”

  3. major dad says:

    I don’t know how many times I’ve witnessed a 53-E flatten a LZ and send s@#t flying everywhere, this wasn’t too bad.

  4. Gunslinger says:

    The backwash from a CH-47 was a most warm welcome on a cold Ft. Campbell winter ARTEP .

  5. sheri says:

    Heh. That was cool. (Beavis and Butt-Head voice)

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