EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE : Stealth Bomber to Steal Over Desert at Air Show

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The bat-winged B-2 Stealth bomber will make its first public flying appearance Saturday at the annual Edwards Air Force Base Open House and Air Show.

The one-day event at the flight test center on the edge of the Mojave Desert is expected to draw 250,000 to 300,000 people.

B-2s have made only limited public appearances as a static display kept at a distance from spectators. Edwards is home to six of the Stealth bombers and is conducting flight tests with them.


Also marking firsts at the air show will be the controversial C-17 cargo plane and F-117 Stealth fighter.

Edwards is about 90 miles north of Los Angeles. Take the Antelope Valley Freeway to the Rosamond/Edwards AFB exit and head east. Base gates will be open to the public at 8 a.m. and admission is free. Alcohol and glass containers are not allowed. Call the base news line at (805) 277-NEWS for further information.