U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel

January 16, 2021

U.S. Air Force Col. Jeffrey Schreiner, the commander of the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base and Capt. Ryan Magner, 393rd Bomb Squadron will fly a B-2 Spirit over the American Football Conference divisional game at 2 p.m. CST on Jan.17, at Arrowhead Stadium.

The flyover will be supported by Team Whiteman maintainers launching the stealth bomber and a ground crew of pilots monitoring the flyover from the stadium.

Continuing a lasting relationship with our community partners, the Kansas City Chiefs organization, the B-2 will kick-off the playoff game with a demonstration of precision air power for the stadium and television audiences.

“Having the opportunity for Team Whiteman to participate in this flyover is a true honor. I grew up just outside of Kansas City, and I have been a life-long fan of the Kansas City Chiefs,” said Schreiner an Independence, Missouri, native. “I am happy to be a part of our continued partnership with this organization and our surrounding communities.”

The B-2 is Air Force Global Strike Command’s premier stealth asset and one of the world’s most advanced aircraft. It is operated by the 509th and 131st Bomb Wings at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, 45 miles east of Kansas City. The 509th Bomb Wing continues a legacy of excellence as we celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs historic achievement in back to back playoff games.