So here where we live, Moffett Field is just over there. Literally a short walk away. We're right under the approach; we get a lot of aircraft coming in over the garden, big transports and incredibly loud fighters - always in pairs, the fighters - low enough that they have their wheels down already.
But, alas, I was downtown yesterday when I saw something I have never seen before, so I didn't get the view that my own house would have afforded.
A question, then: what aircraft has wings like a plane, but helicopter rotors rising above each wing? There were two of them, and they looked like something out of science fiction.
[EtA: they were Ospreys! A huge thank-you to lifeofglamour, who was first to call it home...]