Boy do I love the view from my desk. I have about 18 inches of window that looks right out to the outbound flight path from MCAS Miramar. I’ve had this view for a few years and it’s mostly F-18 Hornet fighter-bombers and some transport helicopters until recently. Less than a month ago the first two V-22 Osprey aircraft tranferred to the base in preparation for the whole squadron to arrive in October (or at least that’s what I was told by a fellow commuter on the train who flies helos).
It is really cool to hear the thrum of rotors and look up to see a pair of these babies headed out on a training flight.