Welcome to Whiteman Air Force Base's Public Tours and Flyovers page. The objective of Whiteman AFB's public tour and flyover programs is to increase public awareness and understanding of the Air Force and Whiteman's mission. We support surrounding communities in all aspects, ranging from tour requests, speaker's bureau or participation in local events. Our goal is to foster positive relations with the surrounding communities.
From 1964 to 1993, Whiteman AFB's Oscar-01 served as command center for 10 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. Oscar was one of 15 such facilities that were spread out across west central Missouri.
Oscar stood out, however, as it was the only such operational site actually located on a base.
Today, the site is a tribute to all Air Force members who pulled alert duty and kept the system operational during the Cold War. As such, Oscar is open for tours.
Individuals who have base access can call (660) 687-6560 to schedule a separate tour of Oscar-01.
Spirit Tours are geared toward families and members of the general public who are interested in learning more about the history, missions and assets of Whiteman Air Force Base. Tours are available during our tour season, March-October. Due to manning shortfalls, inspections and mission requirements, these tours maybe cancelled or rescheduled with little or no notice. Tour requests will have to be handled on a case by case basis. We apologize for any requests that cannot be met due to the current situation.
*2019 Spirit Tour Schedule is currently being made. Please check back after the New Year.*
A maximum of 44 guests (minimum 30) are allowed on a Spirit Tour. In the past, the 509th BW Public Affairs Office hosted individual group tours; however interested parties for the 2018 year will need to enroll in a Spirit Tour on a space-available, first-come-first-served basis. Any group or individual requesting a Spirit Tour must submit a Spirit Tour Request Form to the 509th BW Public Affairs Office.
The information needed for U.S. citizens is:
1) Full Name (as it appears on driver's license)
2) Date of Birth
3) Social Security Number
4) Driver's License State of Issue
5) Driver's License Number
**If you are a DOD ID card holder (Active, Guard, Reserve, Retiree, Dependent) please send us your name exactly as printed on your ID and the DOD ID # only**
**Age limit 12 years and older**
All information listed above must be provided to the 509th BW Public Affairs Office no later than 30 days before the requested tour date. All personally identifiable information (PII) must be sent to the 509th BW Public Affairs Office via fax at 660-687-7948.
The Spirit One Tour includes a wing mission brief highlighting each unit on base and how each contributes to the defense of America, an Oscar-01 missile launch control facility tour, a viewing of a 509th BW B-2 Spirit static display, and a windshield tour of the base.
The Spirit Two Tour includes a wing mission brief highlighting each unit on base and how each contributes to the defense of America, a viewing of a 442d Fighter Wing A-10 Thunderbolt II, a viewing of a 509th BW B-2 Spirit static display, and a windshield tour of the base.
Follow the Spirit Tour request link below, once complete, please fax to the 509 BW Public Affairs office 660-687-7948. If you have any questions please call the 509 BW Public Affairs office, 660-687-5727 or 6126.
Spirit Tour Request Form