CV-22s visit Spangdahlem for acoustic testing

Local sound engineers watch and listen as a U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey Aircraft, assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England hovers over the flightline at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Sept. 21, 2016. The engineers performed acoustic testing on the CV-22 at Spangdahlem from Sept. 20-23.  (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Meredith Mulvihill)

Local sound engineers watch and listen as a U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey Aircraft, assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England hovers over the flightline at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Sept. 21, 2016. The engineers performed acoustic testing on the CV-22 at Spangdahlem from Sept. 20-23. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Meredith Mulvihill)

A U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey aircraft, assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, rests on the flightline at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Sept. 20, 2016. The Osprey visited Spangdahlem from Sept. 20-23 to undergo acoustic testing, which gaged the acoustic noise output of the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Meredith Mulvihill)

A U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey aircraft, assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, rests on the flightline at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Sept. 20, 2016. The Osprey visited Spangdahlem from Sept. 20-23 to undergo acoustic testing, which gaged the acoustic noise output of the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Meredith Mulvihill)

A U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey aircraft, assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, undergoes acoustic testing on the flightline at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Sept. 21, 2016. During the test, a local acoustic testing team placed multiple microphones around the CV-22 as part of the acoustic-testing process.  (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Meredith Mulvihill)

A U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey aircraft, assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, undergoes acoustic testing on the flightline at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Sept. 21, 2016. During the test, a local acoustic testing team placed multiple microphones around the CV-22 as part of the acoustic-testing process. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Meredith Mulvihill)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- A CV-22 Osprey operated Sept. 20-23, 2016, from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, for acoustic testing in preparation for the scheduled move of the 352nd Special Operations Wing.

Local sound engineers watched and listened as the CV-22 hovered over the Spangdahlem flightline.

The 352nd SOW, currently stationed at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, United Kingdom, will relocate to Spangdahlem as part of the European Infrastructure Consolidation realignment slated over the coming years.