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Offutt and Bellevue Ready for Air Show

Posted at 10:54 PM, Aug 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 23:54:22-04

The weekend's Offutt Air Show is a one of a kind chance to see a wide range of airplanes from different eras.

One of the main attractions is the F-35, it's undetectable by enemy radar and one of the most advanced planes in flight. Saturday and Sunday are probably your best chance at seeing aircraft like this up close and in person.

"We're going to showcase the power and precision," Captain Andrew Olson said. "It's going to be a loud airplane, it's going to be fast, and it's going to be a fun show to watch."

Andrew Olson has been flying the F-35 for over two years. Flying among some of the most advanced planes at Offutt Air Show is a dream come true.

"We're going to be sharing the skies with the other advanced stealth fighter jet out there, the F-22 Raptor, so super unique chance to see both fifth-generation platforms together in the air at the same time," Olson said.

The Air Show is expecting 150,000 in attendance. As for spectators landing in Bellevue, the staff at Comfort Inn and Suites is readying the rooms they have left. Staff member Kathleen Langley says the hotel will be busy as ever.

"Breakfast will be non-stop, housekeeping will be non-stop, the front desk will be non-stop, so it's just going to be a crazy weekend, but we're ready," Langley said.