After a two year absence, the Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show returns to Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue this Saturday and Sunday. Taking to the skies will be the Air Force’s top fighter jets like the F-35. Andrew “DoJo” Olson is one of the pilots and says, “It is a treat and a privilege to be here at Offutt to show off the airplane.”
Other aircrafts featured include F-22 and F-35 demonstration teams. There will be a heritage flight with a P-38. There will also be3 historic planes on display like the B-52 Stratofortress, Mig-17 and the T-33 Ace Maker. Several STEM organizations will have booths set up as well as ground displays of war birds, food and drink and a kid’s area.
The event is free. Those attending should use the STRATCOM gate and parking is available on base. Shuttles are also available from Southroads Mall, Bellevue East High School, Bellevue West High School and Bellevue University. An estimated 15,000 people are expected at the two day event.