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

Jan 04 2015 - 9 Comments

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


  • mfd78

    They are indeed pictures. Stunning pictures? Nah.

  • DJMA

    $170,000 / flight hour. That’s all I’ll say about that.

    • Chris B

      Not really. $170k per hour or not, bombers have to be flown for training anyway.

    • Cody3/75

      Not sure about the F-22 incident since it was so local, but things like this, especially with the B-2 are different. They’re flying half across the country and back for this. It would be wrapped into a training mission. For example, a delicate time on target mission. Granted it’s very expensive to fly, but it would be flying anyways. The only difference is, American’s get to see their service members doing what they do, AND see where some of that funding is going.

  • BernardP

    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.

  • sglover

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

    • Cody3/75

      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.

      • sglover

        It took on the mighty Taliban air force, eh? Impressive. Who’s the dunce here?