B-2 stealth: RIAT 2018 most surreal moment

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Escorted by twin F-15s, the Spirit made a "surprise" appearance at the Fairford airshow. Looks to me like a cross between a ufo and a first attempt at building a plane in a backyard shed!

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spadgm : Not every day you see two billion dollars fly past lol!

Mark Harper : I remember seeing it a few years back at RIAT and it was surreal, you're right. Everything went quiet and people just stared in awe. Great upload, wish I'd gone this year...

TOBLEROWAN123 : poor pilots, its like right you had your fun now fly the 9 hrs straight bk to meeeerrrka!

Carl Senden : I can't comprehend that it flies. Must be surreal😎

Rob Burns : It was the "Spirit of New York", I got a photo of its belly as it went over on Saturday

Martin R. : UFO ;)

Scott Whiley : Fantastic shot there flugsnug what on Earth is that that looks like a 🛸

bowser515 : I remember seeing this thing fly over with no escorts. Must have been 10 years ago at least. But I still remember just how amazing and surreal it was. I seem to recall it had flown all the way from North America just for its single pass and headed straight back. Unbelievable machine, beautiful, but also terrifying also when you consider what it was built for.

Myron Tedrow : Seen one in flight twice in my life, despite living 100 miles from their home base. Every time I see it, I get giddy with excitement and childish wonder that the US can make something so awe-inspiring.

datathunderstorm : What would have been REALLY freaky is if it suddenly stopped dead in mid flight and hovered up there noiselessly with absolutely no visible means of support! I can just see the resultant panic from the crowd below, in my mind’s eye 😎

William Kerslake : It was an incredible moment, the entire airfield went silent as it went over...

Bethany Aladvid : "Sorry, we didn't know it was invisible."

skorpen2 : Great camera job!

carsos00 : 4 dislikes..... whats to dislike?

Wool Verigne : Saw this in 2003... surprise visit early on the first day, before anything else was flying. It was very low overcast, and it popped down for just the length of the runway and then disappeared. Barely anybody saw it, but I managed to get a few shots. It was awesome.

Big Boss Man : It looks like there should be aliens flying it!

marcel-nine-one-one : Nice. It looks huge compared to the escorts.

korrdavl : I guess the B-2 really IS right between a backyard kit plane and an alien ship.

CL-AUDIO : Great Camara shot, magic hands like always.. 👍

Alex K : "Mars Attacks!"😄

Alex K : Cool👍

gianni moscotto rc. : Wooooow

CapStar362 : Odd to be escorted by 15E's instead of 22's or 15C's. the NAV/ATP LITENING and SNIPER pods are the give away.

Panzerkeks 85 : That was crazy, I didn't even comprehend this fly by… shame it was only one fly by ;)

Robert James : The 'Rock Star' of the skies

get some : THANK YOU

GOD : That’s just odd u know

Bill Gates.got.ripped : wow, a billion dollar aircraft?

Dfly italia : Porca eva che spettacolo!!!

HP Lego : I saw this in the 2017 show. It’s just incredible isn’t it

MJNL : Nice but not as impressive as impressive as the Buff with its howling engines!

NIK4014 aka monti : i like how the engines are mounted in such a way that the body hides the heat from the engines

billy3para : Beautiful

cloudtoground : 0:49 looks like a foo fighter flies right underneath the plane going in the opposite direction. I'm not sure what that is, a camera artifact or something else?

Airplane Al : Looks like a flying Shaka gesture. Cool video.

D3v1l 5ma5h3r37 : I love the bomer

boadoa ackam : is it just me or, at 00:41, didnt I see a three fingered green hand waving through the window with suckers on the ends of each finger?

Techy Las : Anyone remember back when, it flew to Farnborough without escort and some army erk managed to lock it up on a tracking radar, rapier or something memory fades lol

Selomatic : Sounds pretty normal. If this would fly past my house I would probably think it's a completely normal passenger jet xD Looking at it woudnt work because unfortunately it looks like John Cena.

Stephen Peyton : doesn't look invisible to me.

Bluenose : While residents in a whole US city have lead poisoned water.... just like watching the fall of Rome.