B-2 Stealth Bomber by skiwillgee ()
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Although this was the second time I had seen a B-2 it still gave me goose bumps when it flew by. It is sooo big and sooo quite. They never land except at their home base in Texas; long missions require mid-air refueling. The plane can carry enough fuel for a 6000 mile flight. Notice the partially extended flaps to slow the bird down for viewing.
The picture looks copy/pasted but it is not, it was a cloudless sky. I cropped and did some brightness/contrast adjustments only.
Seymour Johnson AFB, April 25, 2009
70-200 @ 200mm hand held
shutter 1/1000 ISO 320
Image Comments (13)
debbielove () 9:58AM | Wed, 29 April 2009
Hiya mate! And BRILLIANT SHOT again. Far better than the one I was/might post! Fabulous. Bring em on! Rob.
Digimon () 10:53AM | Wed, 29 April 2009
Excellent shot Willie! So funky to think that without computers this thing would drop out of the sky like a brick. Very cool, neat to know it was so quiet!!
chuter () 11:13AM | Wed, 29 April 2009
Nice one! If you google video "b 2 crash" you'll see one crash on takeoff out of Guam.
InfernalDarkness () 11:32AM | Wed, 29 April 2009
I don't think it looks copy-pasted at all! I love the clarity and the slight motion blur, it's excellent...
skiwillgee () 11:41AM | Wed, 29 April 2009
You are right, chuter. I stand corrected. I knew Guam was home to B-52's but I was just posting what the air show announcer said. The video doesn't lie.
Burpee () 12:58PM | Wed, 29 April 2009
Wow, excellent capture with no blurring. I would love to see this flying by. We went up to Oshkosh, Wisconsin to the air museum there during one of their airshows. So cool to see and touch so many different kinds of planes.
supermarioART () 5:10PM | Wed, 29 April 2009
You have captured an invisible plane....how have you made it???:-)))))
Buffalo1 () 3:56AM | Wed, 01 July 2009
Superb fly-by capture that shows the unique stealth shape. The first time I saw a B-2 was when one flew at an airshow in Galveston. From a distant side view it looked like a flying tadpole!