Catch a Rare Glimpse Of The B-2 Stealth Bomber Refueling Mid-Flight [VIDEO]
The flight you’re about to see is from the vantage point of a KC-135 Refueler over Guam. Two B-2 Spirit bombers from the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., are temporarily operating from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
I had a great thrill a few years ago to sit in the cockpit of the B-2 when Gary Sinise visited Whiteman Air Force Base with the Lt. Dan Band. I joked with him that it probably isn’t like sitting in the Apollo 13 Simulator, like when he was in the movie Apollo 13. I’d still love to fly in the sky in the Batplane as many have called it. Now, we all get a glimpse of what that is like.
If you’re like me, you can remember where you were on December 17, 1993. This was the day the sky forever changed in West-Central Missouri. The very first B-2 Stealth Bomber was brought to Whiteman Air Force Base on Dec. 17, 1993. People have been amazed and thrilled to see the B-2 Stealth Bomber overhead, whenever it is around. I can still recall many people driving down Highway 50 and stopping on the side of the road and when the B-2 flew. My family lived in Country Acres in Knob Noster and you could watch the plane from the deck of the house as it did it’s circles in the sky. I was always amazed to watch the plane and hear the “sounds of freedom” with each passing plane.
I hope you enjoy this rare glimpse. Thanks to all our fine men and women who keep and maintain the B-2 Stealth Bomber and thanks all those who proudly serve our Armed Forces.