Thunder Over Louisville 2022

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Thunder Over Louisville 2022

Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:10 am

Thunder Over Louisville 2022
April 23rd
Louisville, Kentucky
https://thunderoverlouisville.org/airsh ... ick_trends

Featuring
- 123rd Special Tactics Squadron Parachute Team
- USAF F-22 Raptor Demo
- USAF Heritage Flight [F-22 Raptor/P-51 Mustang]
- US Navy EA-18G Growler Legacy Flight Team
- US Navy Legacy Flight [EA-18G Growler/F4U Corsair]
- USAF C-17 Globemaster III Demo
- USAF A-10 Thunderbolt II Flybys
- USAF AC-130 Spectre Flybys
- USAF B-2 Spirit Flybys
- USAF B-52 Stratofortress Flybys
- USAF C-130J Hercules Flybys
- USAF F-15E Strike Eagle Flybys
- USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon Flybys
- USAF KC-46 Pegasus Flybys
- USAF KC-135 Stratotanker Flybys
- USAF T-38 Talon Flybys
- US Navy CH-53 Sea Stallion Flybys
- USMC MV-22 Osprey Flybys
- US Army UH-60 Blackhawk Flybys
- Dean Cutshall [F-100 Super Sabre]
- RT Dickson [P-51 Mustang "Swamp Fox"]
- Greg Colyer [T-33 Shooting Star]
- Matt Younkin [Twin Beech 18]
- Nick Coleman [Taylorcraft]
- A-1 Skyraider
- B-25 Mitchell "Show Me"
- B-24 Liberator "Diamond Lil"
- B-29 Superfortress "Fifi"
- Carbon Cub Floatplane
- F-86 Sabre
- Boeing 767 Flybys
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:22 am

Looking for something to do on the Friday before Thunder Over Louisville?

https://www.airpowersquadron.org/louisville-ky
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed Feb 09, 2022 4:32 pm

The F-22 Raptor Demo Team will be at Louisville instead of the F-16 Viper Demo Team.

https://www.acc.af.mil/Home/Aerial-Even ... -schedule/
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu Mar 03, 2022 6:16 pm

Spectators can expect to see various planes including the U.S. Airforce F-22 Raptor Demo, U.S. Airforce C-17 Demo, U.S. Airforce Heritage Flight, the Kentucky National Guard 123rd Airlight Wine with new C-130J, the Commemorative Air Force's B-29, B-24 and B-25 as well as the U.S. Navy E/A-18 Growler Demo with a Legacy Flight, Youkin Airshow, and more, plus a special appearance by the UPS 767, which has flown in past shows, as well.
https://www.courier-journal.com/story/e ... 817913001/
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Sat Mar 05, 2022 3:52 am

Among the aircraft that are to participate at this year's Thunder Over Louisville are an F-100 Super Sabre, F-86 Sabre and A-1 Skyraider.
https://www.courier-journal.com/videos/ ... 360619002/
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Post by Grunt087 » Thu Mar 31, 2022 4:48 am

Finally an Airshow with great lineup ! B-2, F-22 and F-100 plus others. All that and it is a Free Airshow ! It makes you wonder why other airshows that charge $30-$100 for a ticket can't do more than the Thunderbirds or Blue Angels and a few aerobatic planes. Hats off to the Thunder Over Louisville Airshow committee.
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Post by tosterbeck » Sat Apr 02, 2022 8:46 am

The Planes of Thunder Static Display is set for Sunday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. That’s the day after Thunder.

https://www.wave3.com/2022/04/01/static ... ft-return/

https://thunderoverlouisville.org/plane ... c-display/
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Post by dzirzow » Thu Apr 14, 2022 1:07 am

I saw mentions of the show box being bigger like it was years ago. Anyone see a diagram where show center will be? I assume the complete box will be West of the bridge?
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Post by MattEv14 » Thu Apr 14, 2022 3:59 pm

I too wondered about this as this will be my first year attending. I have been told this can be a frustrating show as a lot of the flyovers don't cover the same flight path so they can often be pretty far away. Not sure if the larger show box would change that.

In looking at Ryan's videos it appears down by the Belle of Louisville is a decent spot. I would assume it is slightly less crowded on this side then it would be on the Great Lawn or at the riverfront parks?

Also, any idea what time I should plan to get down there on Saturday to get a decent seat? Based on the NOTAM just released it appears the show actually doesn't start until 4pm this year, which I believe is at least an hour later than usual. Hopefully the flying display is at least what was previously announced, but I was hoping for additional military fly-overs.

Lastly, from anyone's experience, how are they with coolers? IE do they typically check them upon arrival? I was just curious if we could sneak in a couple of adult beverages in addition to food, waters, and sodas :D Any intel people could provide would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Matt
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