Was it a bird? Was it a plane? No, it was actually a blimp. Several 10/11 viewers called into the station this past week wondering why the famous met life blimp was hovering high above the Capital City.
As it turned out, one of 2 Met Life blimps was up doing some promotional work in eastern Nebraska as it awaits the next Kansas City Chiefs home game a week from Sunday.
I met up with the captain of the airship Thursday at the Council Bluffs Airport. Bret Viets is the pilot of "Snoopy 2." It's 45 feet tall and 33 feet wide and 128 feet long nose to tail.
There are only about 30 active blimp pilots in all of America... and Bret is proud to be one of them, "Anytime you're one of 30 doing something out there that's pretty rare."
Bret says that Snoopy 1 and Snoopy 2 combine to travel more than 120,000 miles a year."
Bret has been flying blimps nearly every day for six years and he loves the view more everyday, "It's always a different scene everyday and we're low enough we can take in what's on the ground."
You can see Snoopy 2 flying high above Arrowhead Stadium on October 12th as a CBS camera man joining will be joining Bret in the blimp to shoot video of the Chiefs vs. Raiders game.