Tag: B-2 Spirit

The Night USAF B-2 Spirits Bombed Chinese Embassy in Belgrade
One of the targets hit by the B-2 resulted in OAF's biggest diplomatic faux pas when, on May 7, 1999 the Chinese Embassy in central Belgrade was hit by three GPS-Aided Munitions. Three people were killed and the incident unleashed a barrage of noisy protests from the Chinese government. The B-2A Spirit was...
B-1B Finale? USAF Could Retire Part of its Lancer Fleet to Free Funds for B-21 Raider
Boeing is analyzing the structure of the B-1B for the USAF and preliminary results appear to have the service thinking that the Cold War-era supersonic bomber would be too expensive to maintain. According to Flight Global, the US Air Force (USAF) could retire part of its B-1B Lancer fleet in order to repurpose...
Video Shows B-2 Spirit Flight Operations (with Low and Loud Overhead Passes) at RAF Fairford
“After a five-hour training mission the B-2 Spirits returned and landed on runway 27 at RAF Fairford where I waited under the flight line for the overhead passes,” Dafydd Phillips. Taken at RAF Fairford by our friend Dafydd Phillips, the cool video in this post features B-2 flight operations during the Spirit recent deployment to...
Spirit Down: The First Operational Loss of a B-2 Stealth Bomber
The ACC accident report stated that "classified material" had been loaded onto the B-2 Spirit the morning the aircraft crashed. Taken on Feb. 23, 2008 at Andersen Air Force Base (AFB), Guam the video in this post shows the first ever crash of a U.S. Air Force (USAF) B-2 Spirit Stealth strategic bomber....
Check out these Awesome Pictures of USAF B-2 Spirits Conducting Integration Flying Training With RAF F-35B Joint Strike Fighters
This has been the first time, UK F-35 Lightning jets conducted integration flying training with the USAF B-2 Spirit stealth bombers. Taken on Aug. 30, 2019 above the English countryside near Dover and Folkstone, the beautiful images in this post show B-2 Spirits, currently deployed to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire (UK) as part...
Cool video shows UFOs… Oh, no wait B-2A Death 11 and 12 Landing at RAF Fairford Earlier this Morning
A third B-2A (Call Sign DEATH13, Spirit of Mississippi) arrived around 20 minutes later. Taken by The Aviation Geek Club reader Ben Ramsay on Aug. 27, 2019 just before 1am local time, the cool video in this post shows two U.S. Air Force (USAF) B-2A Spirit Stealth Bombers arriving to RAF Fairford under...
Whiteman Celebrates 30th Anniversary of B-2 Spirit’s First Flight
With its unique flying wing design and advancing avionics systems, the B-2 Spirit is more lethal and innovative today as it was 30 years ago. This year, Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB) commemorates the 30th anniversary of the B-2 Spirit’s inaugural test flight on Jul. 17, 1989, from Palmdale to Edwards AFB, California.
The first ever video filmed inside the cockpit of the B-2 Stealth Bomber: One of the most secret places on earth finally revealed.
The historic video in this post shows B-2’s full array of instrumentation, as well as a dramatic in-flight refueling from inside the cockpit of America’s most secret aerial weapon.  For the first time in the 30-year history of the Air Force’s B-2 stealth bomber program, video footage recently filmed in a B-2A “Spirit”...
High School Students help USAF Airmen to build part for B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber
The part was built in response to a recognized potential issue within the B-2 Spirit – the world’s most strategic aircraft. “We’ve been innovating since the Wright Brothers, since we first took flight,” said Brig. Gen. John J. Nichols, B-2 pilot and commander of the 509th Bomb Wing (BW) at Whiteman Air...
First B-2 Spirit deployment to Hawaii completed
One of the key integrations involved the B-2 Spirits and F-22 Raptors assigned to the 199th Fighter Squadron, a unit of the 154th Wing under the Hawaii Air National Guard Three B-2 Spirits and approximately 200 Airmen completed their first deployment to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JPHH), Hawaii, the U.S. Air Force announced on Oct. 4. The bombers were there from...

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