Discover the program of the 2022 air show

Thunder Over Louisville returns Saturday, April 23, bringing one of the best air shows in the country to Louisville.

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the United States Air Force, the event will feature a full show featuring military and civilian aircraft.

Scheduled performances include the USAF F-22 Raptor Demonstration, USAF C-17 Demonstration, USAF Heritage Flight, Air Force 123rd Airlift Wing Kentucky Air National Guard with the Commemorative Air Force’s new C-130J and B-29. , B-24 and B-25, as well as the US Navy E/A-18 Growler demo with a Legacy Flight, Younkin Airshows and more, according to the Kentucky Derby Festival.

The first AC-130J gunship landed on the runway Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Hurlburt Field.

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The air show returns with a Category 1 aerobatic box, which allows for more fast and loud aircraft as well as display teams.

UPS is a sponsor of the 2022 show and will have a flying team during the airshow. UPS First Officer Sheila Hyde, who is also a member of the United States Army, is looking forward to participating in the event.

“The Air Force will always be a big part of my life and representing UPS as a pilot and a veteran is very special,” Hyde said. “It’s something I can look back on in my career and be very proud of.”

UPS B767 Captain Ken Kirk agreed and said presenting the Boeing 767 at Thunder Over Louisville was a point of honor for his entire crew.

“UPS is an important part of this community, and we are honored to introduce an aircraft that supports communities around the world by delivering what matters,” he said.

The theme for the 2022 event, which is entering its 33rd year, is “The Legend Returns” and will also feature one of the country’s largest annual fireworks displays, produced by Zambelli Fireworks International.

“After a two-year hiatus, ‘The Legend Returns’ is on the waterfront and we’re so excited,” KDF chairman Matt Gibson previously said. “Louisville’s waterfront is one of the best air show and fireworks venues in the country.”

A T-38 Talon, a supersonic jet trainer, taxis on the Kentucky Air National Guard runway prior to training for Thunder Over Louisville in Louisville, Ky. on Friday, April 12, 2019.

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The Kentucky Derby Festival is an independent community organization supported by 4,000 volunteers, 400 business and civic groups, Pegasus Pin sponsorships, and event attendance. It entertains over 1.5 million people each spring and has a local economic impact of over $127 million.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Air Show lineup at Thunder Over Louisville 2022:

Thunder Over Louisville 2022 Air Show Lineup

A UPS Boeing 767 passes during the 2021 Thunder Air Show at Bowman Field, Saturday April 17, 2021 in Louisville Ky.
  • 123rd Special Tactics Squadron Parachute Team (ANG Base Louisville, Kentucky)
  • A-1 Skyraider (Warbird Heritage Foundation, Waukegan, Illinois)
  • A-10C Thunderbolt II “Warthog” (107th FS, Selfridge ENG, Michigan)
  • AC-130J Gunship (1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida)
  • Acemaker Air Shows (T-33 Demo)
  • B-2 Spirit (13th Bomb Squadron, Whiteman, Missouri)
  • B-24 Liberator (“Diamond Lil”, Commemorative Air Force, Ft. Worth, Texas)
  • B-25 Mitchell (“Show Me”, Commemorative Air Force, Missouri Wing)
  • B-29 Superfortress (“FiFi”, Commemorative Air Force, Ft. Worth, Texas)
  • B-52 Stratofortress (93rd Bomb Squadron, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana)
  • WWII Victory Formation (B-25, B-24, B-29 and P-51D)
  • Boeing 767, UPS Airlines (Louisville IAP, Kentucky)
  • C-130J Super Hercules (Kentucky Air National Guard, Louisville ANG Base, Kentucky)
  • C-17 Globemaster III (437th Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, South Carolina)
  • Carbon Cub seaplane (Bowman Field, Louisville, Kentucky)
  • CH-53 Sea Stallion (Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14, Norfolk, NAS)
  • Coleman Aerobatics (Taylorcraft, Bowman Field, Louisville, Kentucky)
  • CV-22 Osprey (Marine Tilt Rotor Squadron 204, New River, North Carolina)
  • F-15E Strike Eagle (4th Fighter Squadron, Seymour-Johnson AFB, North Carolina)
  • F-16 Viper (112th Fighter Squadron, Toledo, Ohio)
  • F-16 Viper (176th Fighter Squadron, Madison, Wisconsin)
  • F-86 Saber Demo (Warbird Heritage Foundation, Waukegan, Illinois
  • F-100 Super Saber Demonstration (Ft. Wayne, Indiana)
  • Growler Demonstration Team, E/F-18G Growler (Electronic Attack Squadron 129, Whidbey Island NAS)
  • US Navy Legacy Flight (E/A-18G/F4U Corsair)
  • KC-46 Pegasus (305th Air Mobility Wing, McGuire AFB, New Jersey)
  • KC-135 Stratotanker (72nd Air Refueling Squadron, Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana)
  • Aerobatics P-51D (“Swamp Fox”, Concorde, North Carolina)
  • Raptor Demonstration Team, F-22 Raptor (1st Fighter Wing, Langley AFB, Virginia)
  • USAF Heritage Flight (F-22/P-51D Formation)
  • T-38 Talon (9th Reconnaissance Squadron, Beale AFB, CA)
  • UH-60 Blackhawk (8th Battalion, 229th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Knox Kentucky)
  • Younkin Airshows (Twin Beech aerobatic demo)

Aircraft subject to change on the day of the show.

Contact Kirby Adams at [email protected] or Twitter @kirbylouisville.

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