|MEMBER # 26978
|About Dr. Joseph Masessa
|About the Grumman OV-1 Mohawk
|The Grumman OV-1 Mohawk is a twin engine turboprop armed military
observation and attack aircraft, designed for battlefield surveillance and light
strike capabilities and was intended to operate from short, unimproved
runways in support of United States Army maneuver forces.
|The OV-1 served in the U.S.
Army in Vietnam and during
Operation Desert Storm.
|Role: light attack and observation aircraft
First flight: 14 April 1959
Introduction: October 1959
Retired: September 1996 USA
Number built: 380
|Starting in 1972, the Army
National Guard began to
receive the Mohawk,
eventually operating 13
OV-1Bs, 24 OV-1Cs, and 16
OV-1Ds serving with three
aviation units in Georgia
|Joseph Masessa MD is a 4000+ hour multi-
engine ATP – Airline Transport Pilot Multi-
Engine Instrument Rated.
|He holds ratings in the Citation 500, 550
and 560 series jets, along with the
Grumman Mohawk OV-1.
|Dr. Masessa is also aerobatic certified with
a waiver that expires 12/31/16.
|In addition, he is a member of the International Council of Air
Shows (ICAS member # 26978), Warbirds of America,
Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Aircraft Owners and
Pilots Association (AOPA), and the International Aerobatic Club