It was a busy day for bombers on June 9th at RAF Fairford, and was the first time I’d seen (and filmed) all three of Global Strike Command’s heavy bombers on the same day.
These two aircraft were flown from Whiteman AFB, Missouri, visited a bombing range in the UK before recovering into Fairford. These aircraft were 82-1068 Spirit Of New York (MYTEE51) and 88-0329 Spirit Of Missouri (MYTEE52).
The famed B-2 Spirit ‘Stealth Bomber’ entered service in 1997 and they still look absolutely cutting edge to my eyes, despite the fact that they celebrate 20 years in service this year. Happy birthday B-2.
Not my normal quality but this was hastily shot on my iPhone whilst rushing to the threshold of runway 27.
Two B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers arrive at RAF Fairford (UK) for a hot pit turn around back to the USA. A stunning sight in the low evening sunlight in rural Gloucestershire.
These two aircraft had callsigns PANTS11 and PANTS12.
Lovely to meet a few people out and about today, and thanks to all the community for the streams of information. Top stuff!
B-2A Spirit SALMA11 departs RAF Fairford as part of Sabre Strike 2015.
I missed the landings unfortunately, and only arrived moments before this guy took off as I was at RAF Brize Norton!
Two B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers arrive at RAF Fairford under the call signs DEATH11 & DEATH12.
The 1st aircraft ‘Spirit Of Indiana’ DEATH11 performed two low approaches before landing on runway 27. ‘Spirit of Louisiana’, DEATH12 was straight into land.
Apologies for the wind noise, I had a few issues with my windshield today, which are now fixed.
Shot with a Canon XA20, edited in FCPX.
Departures day at RAF Fairford 2010.
Shot with a Canon XL2 at RAF Fairford (UK) 19th July 2010, edited in Final Cut Pro X