The B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber will make an appearance at the 2017 OC Air Show on Saturday, June 17, over the beach and Boardwalk of Ocean City to help commemorate the 10th anniversary of the event.
The B-2 Spirit, also known as the B-2 Stealth Bomber, is a strategic bomber designed to penetrate deep into hostile territory undetected. The B-2 features stealth technology making it virtually invisible to enemy radar allowing it to pass by anti-aircraft defenses to deliver its payload and return to base. The B-2 is a flying wing design and carries a crew of two.
The B-2 is capable of all-altitude attack missions up to 50,000 feet with a range of more than 6,900 miles on internal fuel and more than 12,000 miles with one mid-air refueling. It entered service in 1997 and was first used in combat over Kosovo in 1999. It has since been used in the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. A total of 20 B-2s are in service with the United States Air Force.
The B-2 joins a loaded OC Air Show lineup that includes demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, A-10 Thunderbolt II and USMC MV-22 Osprey.
Flight Line Club, Drop Zone Beach and VIP Skybox premium viewing tickets remain on sale. Purchase online at www.ocairshow.com.