Hamfist From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 614 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2240 times:
F-117's will often "stage" somewhere near an airshow or even fly from the airport where the show is held. When I was at the Tyndall AFB show in 2002, an F-117 took off, made a pass or two, proceeded north about 200 miles to make some passes at another show, then returned--a B-1 did the same thing that day.
As for the B-2, very rarely will they park at a show--unless it's a really big show with proper security(i.e. the USAF 50th anniversary show at Nellis) Typically, they fly from Whiteman, make the pass, then fly home. I would assume they probably do some training as a part of the flight to help justify the expense.