Despite being the busiest civilian airport in the western United States, LAX periodically receives visits from military aircraft. The most obvious is Air Force One and its entourage. Not to mention the Coast Guard helicopters based here. But today we had a special treat when a Northrup Grumman B-2 Spirit gave us a low pass over the north complex. To my knowledge, this was the first appearance of the Stealth bomber at LAX, despite the fact that they were built not far from here.
|Several waiting departures have a front-row view as the stealth crosses over the threshold|
|Straight down the runway. Rock-steady at fifty feet|
|What a sight! I asked around, and nobody I talked to could remember ever seeing a stealth at LAX before|
|As the stealth reaches midfield, the glare and haze make it hard to spot|
|Low pass done, it's time to run. We say goodbye as the stealth climbs away through the late afternoon haze|
|A little while later, another not-so-stealthy departure climbs out through the sunset|