Check Out The Yearly Aerial Photo of The B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber Doing the Rose Bowl Flyover In Pasadena

A stunning photo of the B-2 doing the Rose Bowl Flyover on Jan. 1, 2019. (Image credit: Mark Holtzman).

New Year’s Day always brings an amazing B-2 Rose Bowl flyover shot.

We have already published some shots of “Spirit 11”, the B-2A belonging to the 509th Bomb Wing, from Whiteman AFB, Missouri, that kicked off the Rose Parade in Pasadena, on Jan. 1, 2019.

The one above is another shot, needless to say taken by Mark Holtzman (who took a bunch of Rose Bowl flyovers from a Cessna flying above the Stadium as done in 2009 during a Rose Bowl flyover by another B-2; or in 2016, 2017 and 2018) of the B-2 doing the Rose Bowl flyover during the national anthem of the U.S. ahead of the 105th Rose Bowl Game that pit The Ohio State Buckeyes against The University of Washington Huskies.

The B-2 was piloted by Col. Matthew Calhoun (an alum of The Ohio State) and Lt. Col. Bob Bryant.

Click here to open the full image. Here’s a link to the gallery with more aerial photos from the latest Rose Bowl game:

The Rose Bowl Game is a semifinal for the College Football Playoff (CFP), matching two of the top four teams to compete for a spot at the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship game.


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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.