posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 12:37 PM
Yes, waypoints are a point of reference and they can be a visually marked point. For instance, pilots at airshows have visual waypoints or (center
show) markers. they also, in the case of military display teams, have markers to distinguish turning points. They case these out prior to the
airshows. Also, commercial airliners have what are referred to as "outer" and "inner" markers for approach references to major airports.
What you may have seen could be a "waypoint" or "marker", just seems very strange that any B2 would be practicing a simluated release of weapons
of any type from the altitude that you have describes.......simply put, this is not a real world application as the possibilities of detection and
self fragmentation are far too great. It is an amzing aircraft no doubt. but at that altitude, and continuing to loiter in that area, it gives the
possibility of anybody to use a simple shoulder fired weapon, and the possibility of the "Magic bullet"!
Great scene you observer, but I would simply have to guess that you witnessed a hotdogging maneuver or a low level flight exercise. We have had
pilots do this type of stuff for their friends and such. Sort of a ," het be here at this time and place and see what happens" sort of thing back
in the day. It does not tend to happen as the regulations have gotten way more intense and ESPECIALLY for a B2 grew.....but you just never know???
Also, you would be very surprised at what 500 knots would seem like at that altitude. It would seem very fast as you described. Also, the
performance of the aircraft is much higher than what the "average Joe" would think. Amazing aircraft and weapons patform....you are a very lucky man
to have seen this!!!
Have a great day, Peace....Mondo