This Unidentified Plane Flew Over California. The Air Force Won’t Admit It Exists.

Popular Mechanics – by Kyle Mizocami

A photo of what could very well be the Air Force’s shadowy RQ-180 spy drone recently appeared—and disappeared—from Instagram.

The image depicts a flying wing-shaped aircraft leaving a contrail in its wake. An observer reportedly took the photo while the aircraft was over the Military Operating Area at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

According to Aviation Week & Space Technology, the aircraft “was flying in a racetrack pattern at an estimated altitude of 20,000 [feet].”

The photo, along with a magnified version of the image, appeared on Instagram. The post was later taken down, but archived and reposted on Twitter, as seen above. “Until I dot the ‘I’s and cross the ‘T’s!!”, Rob Kolinsky (@sundownerstudios) wrote, “then the picture will return!”

The mystery aircraft, as Kolinsky points out, does indeed look like the new B-21 Raider bomber. The B-21 Raider is a new strategic bomber under development by Northrop Grumman.

The B-21 will eventually replace the B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit stealth bombers (but not the B-52) in Air Force service. The first aircraft is reportedly under construction and won’t fly until 2022.

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3 thoughts on “This Unidentified Plane Flew Over California. The Air Force Won’t Admit It Exists.

  1. Sitting in a friend’s jacuzzi last winter (San Diego), night, looking out over the ocean, and a ….craft….went by, isosceles triangle, zero sound, no vapor/contrail, it’s belly tilted up towards me, like 70 degrees? 5 large, dull amber lights, 1 at the point, 2 mid-point, edges, 2 at each trailing edge corner.

    Very interesting. I figured Skunkworks. Very luck to have seen it, and it was moving.

  2. If they are denying it

    than it exists
    and its purpose is an affront to our liberties , you can bet on it …with your life

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