There is something special about watching a big tilt-rotor Bell Boeing MV-22 Osprey V/STOL transport be put through its paces. The MV-22 Osprey flying display by the US Marine Corps Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 “Greyhawks” (VMM-161 of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing at MCAS Miramar in California) at the Oregon International Air Show was no exception (the first time an Osprey demo had been performed at the air show).
From high-speed passes with the big rotors of the MV-22 Osprey lowered for level flying, to hovering maneuvers and rotary flying it had the crowd watching in fascination. OO-RAH!
Before the flight demonstration the MV-22 was moved from static display to the flight line. There was quite a crowd viewing the Osprey at that time, then suddenly all was on the move (I gathered at the time there must have been an issue with the other MV-22 that was already out there and the backup was needed to fly).
It was quite interesting watching the Marines quickly clear the crowd then using an airfield tractor, back the big Osprey right past the crowd and static civilian aircraft. All done matter-of-factly, just as you would expect from the US Marine Corps!