Two Missouri Air National Guardsmen join 1000 B-2 flying hours elite.

A close-up of the 1000 hours flying patch presented to Lt. Col. Dave Thompson and Maj. Geoffrey Billingsley, June 27. The patch is worn by all B-2 pilots who have achieved the 1000 flying hour milestone in the B-2. Only 31 pilots have ever reached 1000 B-2 hours, and just thirteen still actively fly the B-2 Stealth Bomber. Seven of these elite pilots are 131st Bomb Wing Missouri Air National Guard members at Whiteman Air Force Base: Lt. Col. Rhett Binger, Lt. Col. Mike Pyburn, Lt. Col. Dave Thompson, Maj. Jared Kennish, Maj. John Avery, Maj. Geoffrey Billingsley, and Lt. Col. Mike Means, who has over 1500 B-2 flying hours. (National Guard Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Mary-Dale Amison. RELEASED)

PHOTO BY: Senior Master Sgt. Mary-Dale Amison. RELEASED
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