Big Bear, Ca March 11, 2011 12:30 pm –  A Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey paid a visit to the Big Bear City Airport today.  It is an American multi-mission, military, tiltrotor aircraft with both a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), and short takeoff and landing (STOL) capability, as described by Wikipedia. it is designed to combine the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the long-range, high-speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft.  The staff at the Big Bear City Airport would like to include a Marine Corps Osprey in next summers Big Bear Airfair which certainly would be a crowd pleaser.