Updated: 4:14 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 | Posted: 3:35 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

CV-22 Osprey lands at Air Force Museum

By Barrie Barber

Staff Writer


A tilt-rotor plane that can take off and land like a helicopter landed Thursday on a runway outside the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force closing a chapter on its old duties as a test aircraft in Florida.

The CV-22 Osprey will be stored in a restoration hangar until the museum builds a new, fourth air and space gallery slated for construction next spring with an opening date in 2015, said museum spokesman Sarah Swan. Turner Construction Co. of Washington, D.C., was selected as the prime contractor on the $35.4 million project to build a privately funded 224,000-square-foot hangar. The Air Force Museum Foundation Inc. has raised funds for the expansion.

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