Here are some stunning pictures of a B-2 stealth bomber doing Rose Bowl Game flyover

The 2015 Rose Bowl featured a B-2 stealth bomber flyover.

On Jan. 1, 2015, Rose Bowl college football bowl game played at the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, California was opened by the flyover conducted by a B-2 Spirit with 509th Bomb Wing from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.

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The amazing flyover provided The Aviationist’s contributor, Shorealone Films photographer Matt Hartman, the opportunity to take some stunning photographs of the stealth bomber taking part in the Rose Parade.

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Take a look at the other aircraft flying over Pasadena during the 126th Rose Parade.

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All images: Matt Hartman


About David Cenciotti
David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.


  1. The new Aviationist web site design might look good on a phone, but the Imax-style, in-your-face look on the desktop is hard on the eyes.

  2. Two billion dollars for a football game novelty and hangar queen. Anyway, I suppose the shareholders of Northrop are happy.

    • What an ignorant comment. First of all, it would be flying anyways. The only difference is they incorporate this into their training, i.e a time on target exercise (epicly important for B-2 crews), and Americans actually get to see it.

      Second, the B-2 is absolute opposite of a “hangar queen”. Only and idiot with no knowledge of the B-2 program would spout this. Educate yourself. The B-2 is one of the most active aircraft in the American inventory. Their training hours are high and crews are highly practiced. In fact, since its inception its been active in absolutely every conflict the US has participated in. Not to mention being an unbelievably scary deterrent to any hostile country. It kicked in the door in Baghdad in 2003, and helped rout the Taliban in a matter of weeks. When they aren’t consumed with combat sorties (rare in the past decade), they’re continually flying training missions with may include a flyover or two.

      Don’t be a dunce. Take that idiocy back to YouTube.

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