Tag: B-2

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....
Norman “Ken” Dyson, the First Man to fly “Have Blue” and “Tacit Blue” Experimental Stealth Aircraft, Passed Away
Norman “Ken” Dyson was flying Have Blue No. 2 in July 1979 when an engine fire caused a violent oscillation of the fly-by-wire aircraft, forcing him to eject. The jet was destroyed but Dyson survived and went on to fly the Northrop “Tacit Blue.” On Aug. 15, 2019 Norman “Ken” Dyson, a U.S. Air...
B-21 First Flight slated for December 2021, more B-52s to Come Out of Boneyard
USAF Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen “Seve” Wilson said he has an application on his phone “counting down the days … and don’t hold me to it, but it’s something like 863 days to B-21 first flight.” One or two more B-52s will come out from the boneyard at Davis-Monthan Air Force...
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...
Ten bomber crews will train at Ellsworth AFB to learn how to fight without GPS coverage
In the event of serious conflict the GPS system is probably one of the first systems any enemy will target Ten B-52, B-1 and B-2 bomber crews are at Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB) for an exercise to learn how to fight when GPS signals are jammed. In the event of serious conflict in fact, the GPS system is probably one...
First husband-wife pilots to fly the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber retire from USAF
John and Jennifer began dating, though it was less than six months later that she left South Dakota for her next assignment to fly the B-2. It wasn’t long after that John also applied to fly the B-2 – something he said he would not have pursued if it weren’t for Jennifer On Sep. 7, 2018 during a joint retirement...
Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV is the grandson of Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets Jr., who was commander of the B-29 Enola Gay on its mission to drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan As reported by The Wichita Eagle, grandson of Enola Gay commander, Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV, will be at the cockpit of restored B-29 bomber Doc (one...

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