Date:17 August 2017
The B-52H, B-1B, and B-2A heavy bombers flew together at the Oshkosh 2017 air show.
By Kyle Mizokami
All three of America’s heavy bombers flew together in one spectacular fly-by at the Oshkosh 2017 air show last month at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The B-52H Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer, and B-2A Spirit made one amazing review pass for audiences below. The three bomber types are rarely based together and almost never fly together, making seeing all three at once a particularly special treat.
The video above, posted by AvGeekery, shows the three bombers, all of which are on active duty with the U.S. Air Force, followed by a flight of three World War II-era bombers, two B-29 Superfortress and one B-25 Mitchell bombers.
The bombers also appeared separately at Oshkosh. Here’s a video of the B-1B making low passes over the crowd, first with its swing-wings extended, then folded back:
Here’s a quick flyby of the B-52H, with a quick shot of the moon:
And here’s the B-2A Spirit. Note how quiet the B-2A is in the flyby compared to the other bombers.
Finally, this video shows the two B-29 Superfortresses in action. The bombers, “Doc” and “Fifi”, are the only two B-29s in the world still in flyable condition.
Oshkosh 2018 will take place on July 23-28 of next year.
This article was originally written for and published by Popular Mechanics USA.