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A.A. Cunningham, as I wrote earlier, while the cost has been high, supporters of the Osprey say the program has surmounted earlier technical challenges and that its flight envelope—the parameters of performance given certain factors needed for safe flight—are well understood now. But technical problems with the aircraft and its flight envelope were especially not well understood back in 2000 when the Arizona crash occurred, according to William Lawrence, who was in charge of testing the V-22s from 1985 to 1988. Link: http://www.pogo.org/pogo-files/alerts/national-security/walter-jones-v22-osprey-profile-20111107.html