2018 Offutt AFB Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

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2018 Offutt AFB Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

Postby nebugeater » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:46 pm

On the Air Shows Facebook page they have announced that there will be an Air show in 2018. This was posted in the last few hours.


Dates are Aug 11 - 12


I was of the understanding that runway work in 2018 would not allow for a show but unless there has been improvements canceled, having a show is a good thing.

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Re: 2018 Offutt AFB Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:29 am

Let's hope there is a show next year. It is a major economic event for Bellevue. I have lived there since summer 2013 and in the 5 years, they have only had 2-3 shows. (they had been held annually for over 20 years)

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Re: 2018 Offutt AFB Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

Postby Trips » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:15 pm

A B-2 Stealth Bomber was flying into AFB about 1pm today. Are they common here or is there an event going on?

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Re: 2018 Offutt AFB Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

Postby Brad » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:19 pm

Trips wrote:A B-2 Stealth Bomber was flying into AFB about 1pm today. Are they common here or is there an event going on?


Not common, but it happens from time to time. I have a friend that lives close to the flight path and sees lots of different jets that are not normally at offutt.
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Re: 2018 Offutt AFB Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

Postby Coyote » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:46 pm

Brad wrote:
Trips wrote:A B-2 Stealth Bomber was flying into AFB about 1pm today. Are they common here or is there an event going on?


Not common, but it happens from time to time. I have a friend that lives close to the flight path and sees lots of different jets that are not normally at offutt.

So that is what that was. I saw something in the distance and said "Whaaaa?"
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Re: 2018 Offutt AFB Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:17 am

Air Force Thunderbirds won't be at Offutt's 2018 air show, but they'll return in 2019

But even without a major flight team, the Offutt show won’t lack for sizzle, said Capt. Hunter Horste, air show director for the Offutt-based 55th Wing. Flight demonstrations of the Air Force’s F-35 and F-22 fighter jets will headline the Defenders of Freedom Air and Space Show Aug. 11 and 12, 2018.

It will be the first time an F-35A has flown at the show. The Air Force introduced the aircraft in 2016.

The Offutt air show is returning after a one-year hiatus. The 2017 event, which would have included a Thunderbirds appearance, was canceled because of a heavy deployment schedule by the Wing’s airmen.

The 2019 show had also been in doubt because of a two-year project to repair Offutt’s runway that will begin next year.

However, 55th Wing officials said actual construction will not begin until after the 2019 air show, when the Wing’s flight operations will move to facilities at the Lincoln Airport that will be renovated in late 2018 and early 2019.


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