In The Air

 

Welcome to “No Strings Attached,” featuring one of the nation’s top air shows and one of the largest annual fireworks shows in the country.  As the official Kentucky Derby Festival Opening Ceremonies, Thunder kicks-off the two-week 2016 Festival.  After dark, prepare for the Thunder as the 27th annual pyrotechnic spectacular explodes to a sensational soundtrack featuring the Louisville Orchestra and University of Louisville School of Music’s Collegiate Chorale.

 

9 AM        North Great Lawn Opens (Pegasus Pin Admission)

11 AM      Thunder Chow Wagon @ Waterfront Park Opens, Thunder FoodFest Opens (Pegasus Pin admission)

Meijer Family Fun Zone on the West Belvedere Opens (Pegasus Pin Admission)

ThunderWear merchandise booths open at 11 locations, Ford’s Thunder on the Ground Opens (ALL interactive experiences)

12 PM – 7 PM  Pegasus Pin & Pin Trading  booths open at four locations

12:30 – 2:30 PM   BANNER TOWS Begin on both sides of river

2:30 PM  – 11 PM OHIO RIVER CLOSED TO COMMERCIAL TRAFFIC FOR AIR SHOW

 

3:00 PM – U.S Navy Leap Frogs

3:25 PM – Trojan Horsemen T-28 (6)

3:40 PM – AH-1 Cobra & UH1 Huey

3:48 PM – Lee Leet Super Tucano

4:00 PM – Red Star Yaks (4)

4:10 PM – A-10 (4)

4:18 PM – Canadian C/F 18 (2)

4:30 PM – Billy Werth

4:44 PM – Lima Lima T-34 (4)

5:02 PM – Matt Younkin Twin Beech

5:17 PM – Canadian Harvards T-6 (4)

5:29 PM – KY ANG C-130

5:37 PM – Navy F-18 Tac Demo

5:57 PM – Kentucky Army Guard UH-60

6:05 PM – Tuskegee Airmen Salute P51/PT-17

6:15 PM – Cliff Robinson Stearman

6:25 PM – Nick Coleman T-Craft

6:43 PM – UPS 767

6:51 PM – Canadian CT-142

7:01 PM – Canadian CT-155

7:11 PM – Coast Guard

7:16 PM – Coast Guard

7:36 PM – Billy Werth

7:48 PM – C-17

7:53 PM – Kate Kyer Pitts

8:05 PM – Missing Man Tribute

8:10 PM – Trojan Horsemen T-28 (6)

8:27 PM – SUNSET

8:42 PM – Carbon Cub

8:42 PM – Matt Younkin Twin Beech

8:54 PM – U.S. Navy Leap Frogs

9:09 PM – Bill Leff

9:23 PM – American Flags

9:30 PM – Boom! Fireworks!

10:00 PM – Thunder FoodFest continues at the Chow Wagon until 11 PM.

11:00 PM – Ohio River opens to normal traffic.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Aircraft and times subject to change on show day.