B-2 captured flying over 96,000 fans in stadium in wild clip

  • The B-2 has been in service for over 35 years
  • So far, the US built 21 B-2 jets
  • The B-2 is commonly known as the ‘Stealth Bomber’

Published on May 16, 2024 at 7:52 PM (UTC+4)
by Alessandro Renesis

Last updated on May 17, 2024 at 6:19 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Alessandro Renesis

When’s the last time you were at a stadium and saw one of the fastest and coolest stealth jets fly over your head?

For most people, the answer is ‘never’.

But that’s what 90,000+ lucky people experienced in California earlier this year.

READ MORE: First-ever view inside cockpit of world’s most secretive aircraft the B-2 Stealth Bomber

On January 1, 2024, the Michigan Wolverines beat the Alabama Crimson Tide 27-20 at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California.

During the pre-game ceremony, while the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ National Anthem anthem was being played for New Year’s Day, a B-2 Stealth Bomber flew over the stadium, leaving 96,000+ attendees in awe.

The Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit, commonly called the ‘Stealth Bomber’, was first launched in 1989.

It’s clearly considered extremely reliable since it’s still being used by the US Air Force.

An iconic aircraft, the B-2 has been featured in several Hollywood movies, including Independence Day and Iron Man 2 but, interestingly, not in Top Gun.

The B-2 can fly more than 12,000 miles (19,000 km), only having to refuel midair once, and can reach speeds up to around 600 mph – or 1,000 km/h.

The 600-mph top speed makes it slower than many other fighter jets, and even slower than Concorde, too.

But while it may not be the fastest plane in the world, it is one of the stealthiest because it can become almost completely invisible to radars.

The downside is the cost.

Northrop Grumman has built 21 Stealth Bomber jets for the United States so far, with an average cost of $2.3 billion.

As of May 2024, the B-2 project, including development, maintenance, and so on, has cost the United States a grand total of around $44 billion.

It’s a lot, but the B-2 is a hell of a machine, so they’d probably tell you it was worth every penny.

And those 96,000 people at the stadium, including the guy who filmed the video you see here, would almost certainly agree.

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Alessandro Renesis

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