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Stealth Aircraft - Rose Bowl - Flyby Photo
Yahoo!News ^ | Jan. 1, 2004 | AP Photo / Chris Carlson

Posted on 01/02/2004 11:20:29 AM PST by rm3friskerFTN

Yesterday there was mention that several US Air Force Stealth Aircraft were going to overfly the Rose Bowl.

Today I searched for photos of this event, finding several.

HOWEVER, in my humble opinion (grin ;-) I think the below photo is the best of the few I found of the stealth overfly event.

Please visit Yahoo!News - Sports Photos - AP to freep/vote for this photo to number one status ... Yahoo login required though :-(


Stealth fighters and a bomber fly over the stadium during opening ceremonies at the start of the Michigan-USC showdown in the 90th Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004.

BTW ... do any LA Freepers have any photos of the stealth overfly event they would like to share???


TOPICS: Announcements; Editorial; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Michigan; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aircraft; airforce; b2; f117; f22; rosebowl; stealth; umichwolverines; usaf; usctrojans
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Obligatory comment about how difficult it is to take photos of STEALTH aircraft (hee hee)
1 posted on 01/02/2004 11:20:30 AM PST by rm3friskerFTN
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To: rm3friskerFTN
You should see the DUers talking about how offensive these "machines of death" are. They are even outraged at the presence of military bands in the parade!
2 posted on 01/02/2004 11:22:50 AM PST by Phantom Lord (Distributor of Pain, Your Loss Becomes My Gain)
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To: rm3friskerFTN
I only see one Steath Fighter. (No wise cracks!!) The other looks like an Eagle.
3 posted on 01/02/2004 11:24:16 AM PST by SAMWolf ("Bother," said Pooh, and called in an air strike.)
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To: Phantom Lord
Those DU'ers need to go outside and play hide n go f themselves!
4 posted on 01/02/2004 11:24:46 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (No words were harmed during the production of this tagline.)
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To: rm3friskerFTN
Oh it's a fake. We all know the useless Office of Homeland Security is doing nothing to protect us from terrorism and it's all just an excuse for Bush to expand government.
5 posted on 01/02/2004 11:24:47 AM PST by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: Phantom Lord
Why on earth are they offended by bands in a parade?
6 posted on 01/02/2004 11:25:42 AM PST by Howlin (Bush has stolen two things which Democrats believe they own by right: the presidency & the future)
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To: SAMWolf
I think, (r to l) it's a F-117, B-2 and a F-22?
7 posted on 01/02/2004 11:26:06 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: rm3friskerFTN
So that's where Michigan's defense went....
8 posted on 01/02/2004 11:26:06 AM PST by dakine
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To: SAMWolf
I only see one Steath Fighter. (No wise cracks!!) The other looks like an Eagle.

One stealth fighter. One stealth bomber. The other was, I believe, a Raptor.

9 posted on 01/02/2004 11:26:25 AM PST by trad_anglican
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To: SAMWolf
I only see one Steath Fighter. (No wise cracks!!) The other looks like an Eagle.

They were identified as the B-2 stealth bomber, F-22 Raptor stealth fighter and a third aircraft. Was that third one the F-117 stealth fighter?

And, no, I didn't see a thing.

10 posted on 01/02/2004 11:27:38 AM PST by jimfree ("Never did no wanderin' after all.")
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To: rm3friskerFTN
Obligatory comment about how difficult it is to take photos of STEALTH aircraft.

That's why you don't see the 12 black helicopters that were also flying in the formation.

11 posted on 01/02/2004 11:27:42 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: rm3friskerFTN
Oh my gosh its a airplane, no its ufo no it is 2 billion dollars flying above our heads lol. Nice pick I love F-22 and F-17 looks impressive but B-2 is B-2 that airplane is marvel of ingenuity and American know-how.
12 posted on 01/02/2004 11:28:15 AM PST by matrix2225
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
Whose right? Immediately over the "Welcome to the Pasadena Rose Bowl" sign is the F-117. Large aircraft in center is B-2, then F-22 over the green and white sign.
13 posted on 01/02/2004 11:28:42 AM PST by ArrogantBustard
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
I think, (r to l) it's a F-117, B-2 and a F-22?

I watched the game and that's what the announcers said they were. Good eye! And nice screen name.

14 posted on 01/02/2004 11:29:30 AM PST by ThePointer
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To: trad_anglican

15 posted on 01/02/2004 11:29:49 AM PST by al baby (Ice cream does not have bones)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
it's a F-117, B-2 and a F-22

That's a winner in Martian Bingo.

16 posted on 01/02/2004 11:29:56 AM PST by JennysCool
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
Good job HD!
17 posted on 01/02/2004 11:30:23 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (No words were harmed during the production of this tagline.)
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To: rm3friskerFTN
I thought Stealth aircraft were supposed to be invisible? ;-)
18 posted on 01/02/2004 11:30:33 AM PST by Azzurri
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To: Howlin
Howlin, you know the answer. Its not bands in the parade, but military bands.
19 posted on 01/02/2004 11:30:56 AM PST by Phantom Lord (Distributor of Pain, Your Loss Becomes My Gain)
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To: rm3friskerFTN
Surprisingly enough, the F-117 is very difficult to capture when my digital camera is in auto focus mode. I have been to about 12 events where is was flying and I have had this problem at each event. The B-2 is easy to shoot in planform but shows the same problems, in profile, as the F-117.
20 posted on 01/02/2004 11:31:36 AM PST by pfflier
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To: Azzurri
I don't see em!
21 posted on 01/02/2004 11:32:03 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (No words were harmed during the production of this tagline.)
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To: Azzurri
They did a fly over as well during the Rose parade as the USAF Band was playing.
22 posted on 01/02/2004 11:32:08 AM PST by Mrs.Liberty ("Oh people, this is freedom! "...Liberated Iraqi man, 09 APR 2003)
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To: ThePointer
thanks for noticing!
23 posted on 01/02/2004 11:32:10 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: rm3friskerFTN


Three U.S. Air Force stealth planes fly over the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, January 1, 2004. The
stealth planes, a B-2 Spirit, (C) F-117A Nighthawk (R) and F/A-22 Raptor, flew in formation over the stadium
as a part of the opening ceremony to the college football game. REUTERS/Mike Blake

24 posted on 01/02/2004 11:32:13 AM PST by michigander
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To: Phantom Lord
Separation of military and society? Huh, that's a new one on me!
25 posted on 01/02/2004 11:33:02 AM PST by Howlin (Bush has stolen two things which Democrats believe they own by right: the presidency & the future)
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To: SAMWolf
The other looks like an Eagle.

That was my first thought as well. The front end looks like an FA-18 but the large elevons look like those on an F-15.

26 posted on 01/02/2004 11:33:08 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Give me my sweater back...or I'll play the guitar.)
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To: michigander
imagine seeing that one in the middle 20 years ago.

UFO.
27 posted on 01/02/2004 11:33:22 AM PST by Rebelbase (If I stay on topic for more than 2 posts something is wrong. Alert the authorities.)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
R to L in the picture it is F-22, B-2 and F-117.
28 posted on 01/02/2004 11:33:31 AM PST by pfflier
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To: rm3friskerFTN
In the last game of the 2001 World Series in Phoenix I had the thrill of standing outside as the stealth bomber came low over my house about 6 miles straight north of Bank One Ballpark. I still cry when I think of the feeling it gave me. What a sight!!!

29 posted on 01/02/2004 11:33:59 AM PST by lawdude (Liberalism: A failure every time it is tried!)
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To: rm3friskerFTN
No wonder everyone else hates us, that picture contains more asset value than all of Central America. :)
30 posted on 01/02/2004 11:34:24 AM PST by Daus
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To: pfflier
I'm a backwards kinda guy
31 posted on 01/02/2004 11:34:52 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Azzurri
I thought Stealth aircraft were supposed to be invisible? ;-)

They are only invisible to Radar. And hard to see at night. Img srce="Http://www.bestcareanywhere.net/radar1.jpg">

32 posted on 01/02/2004 11:34:53 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: michigander
Thanks for the picture. i know very little about military aircraft but have seen a F-117A in the air. What struck me when i watched the footage was how BIG the B2 is. Incredible.
33 posted on 01/02/2004 11:35:14 AM PST by ThePointer
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To: rm3friskerFTN
difficult it is to take photos of STEALTH aircraft

Here's one taken thru a night vison camera which makes it look fake.

34 posted on 01/02/2004 11:35:38 AM PST by ASA Vet (Don't ask me, I'm an AFQT group VI.)
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To: DannyTN
"I thought Stealth aircraft were supposed to be invisible? ;-) "

They are only invisible to Radar. And hard to see at night.

35 posted on 01/02/2004 11:35:44 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN
I thought Stealth aircraft were supposed to be invisible? ;-)

They are only invisible to Radar. And hard to see at night.

37 posted on 01/02/2004 11:36:51 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: rm3friskerFTN
Thanks so much for the pictures. When these three aircraft flew over the parade, the announcers were almost as thrilled as I was. No joke, they were almost speechless..totally awed. It took my breath away to see them on television, I can't imagine how exciting it was to witness their flight live.

They actually made two parade fly bys. A surprise when they flew over the firsst time, but when they came back, the crowds...and everyone in my house...was cheering. When they flew over the parade the second time, the float honoring Bob Hope was spotlighted. Even the announcers noticed how appropriate that was.

38 posted on 01/02/2004 11:37:18 AM PST by YaYa123 (@ WOW.com)
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To: Phantom Lord
You should see the DUers talking about how offensive these "machines of death" are. They are even outraged at the presence of military bands in the parade!

No they're not. They're offended that they don't control them.

"Those are our planes now." -Ron Silver, thinking to himself at the first Clinton Inauguration after first being offended by the military jets flying overhead, January 20, 1993

Ron is one of the lucky ones. He woke up after 9/11.

39 posted on 01/02/2004 11:37:47 AM PST by Dont Mention the War
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To: Azzurri
"I thought Stealth aircraft were supposed to be invisible? ;-) "

They are only invisible to Radar. And hard to see at night.


40 posted on 01/02/2004 11:39:58 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: Dont Mention the War
Hey, you were on a few nights ago!
"Yes, you did. You invaded Poland"
LOL!!
41 posted on 01/02/2004 11:44:37 AM PST by nuconvert
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To: Phantom Lord
And if Clintoon was still in office, what would the DUmmys' reaction be?
42 posted on 01/02/2004 11:45:30 AM PST by sarasota
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To: rm3friskerFTN
Well those aren't so stealthy. I saw 'em right off.
43 posted on 01/02/2004 11:46:36 AM PST by savedbygrace
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To: rm3friskerFTN
The Stealth Bomber's flyover at the Rose Parade, 1997

The Stealth Bomber's flyover at the Rose Parade, 1997

44 posted on 01/02/2004 11:47:12 AM PST by idkfa
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To: michigander

When we invaded IRAQ, THIS was the view the folks LOVED to see!

It meant that the planes were leaving and that the bombs had NOT blown their sorry asses up!

45 posted on 01/02/2004 11:55:12 AM PST by Elsie (When the avalanche starts... it's too late for the pebbles to vote....)
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To: Phantom Lord
They are even outraged at the presence of military bands in the parade!

Yeah..but...they didn't mind that some faggot played Cinderella in one of the Christmas parades!

46 posted on 01/02/2004 11:55:50 AM PST by JimVT
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To: Phantom Lord
Good lord.

What in the world is THIS person snorting?

More importantly, it means that only Dennis Kucinich or another core, liberal, traditional Democrat can make the race with Bush a race solely based on retaining previous Gore voters. Dennis Kucinich can beat Bush by three million votes or more without needing a single 2000 Bush vote to do it. No other candidate has this advantage against Bush.

You should stay away from there; you have a small child now and it's dangerous over there!

47 posted on 01/02/2004 11:55:59 AM PST by Howlin (Bush has stolen two things which Democrats believe they own by right: the presidency & the future)
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To: SAMWolf
I was thinking a B-2, F-117 and an F-18
48 posted on 01/02/2004 11:56:55 AM PST by JimVT
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
That's the new F-22. Looks great.
49 posted on 01/02/2004 12:01:03 PM PST by upier (Stop Child abuse - Teach your children english!)
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To: lawdude
In July 2002 we watched a Stealth buzz over the World Championship Snowmobile Watercross at Grantsburg, Wisconsin (summer drag and oval snowmobile races over water) and the sight was unbelievable. It is truly an amazing machine that had the Watercross crowd stunned. It you're interested in Watercross check out: www.burnettcounty.com/h2ocross
50 posted on 01/02/2004 12:01:29 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
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