In The Air

2023 Air Show Schedule

Welcome to Thunder Over Louisville, featuring one of the nation’s top air shows and one of the largest annual fireworks shows in the country!

Thunder helps kick-off the 2023 Kentucky Derby Festival.  After dark, prepare for the Thunder as the 34th annual pyrotechnic spectacular explodes to a sensational soundtrack in front of hundreds of thousands of our friends that come in from all across the country.

This year’s event, set for this Saturday, April 22, will include a packed air show, with non-stop military and civilian air acts.

Scheduled performances include: The U.S. Air Force F-35 Demo and Heritage Flight, Navy F-35 Demo and Growler Demo with Legacy Flight, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Matt Younkin’s “Magic by Moonlight” performance, as well as numerous warbirds taking to the skies, including the P-51 Mustang, F-86 Sabre, F4U Corsair and F8F Bearcat.

2023 Thunder Over Louisville Air Show Performers: 

Here’s the full lineup* as of April 17, 2023 (in alphabetical order):

  • 123rd Special Tactics Squadron Parachute Team (Louisville ANG Base, KY)
  • A-10 Warthog (122nd Fighter Wing, Ft. Wayne, IN)
  • C-130J Super Hercules (Kentucky Air National Guard, Louisville ANG Base KY)
  • C-17 Globemaster III (167th Airlift Wing, ANG Base, Martinsburg, WV)
  • U.S. Army Golden Knights, Fort Bragg, NC
  • CT-155, (4 Wing Cold Lake, Royal Canadian Air Force, Alberta CA)
  • CT-142, (1 Wing, Royal Canadian Air Force, Winnipeg, CA)
  • E-2C Hawkeye, Naval Air Station Norfolk, VA
  • EA-18 Growler Demo Team, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA
  • Navy Legacy Flight
  • F-8F Bearcat
  • F-16 Viper (180th FW, Toledo ANG, OH)
  • USAF F-35A Demo Team (Hill AFB, UT)
  • Navy F-35C Demo Team (Naval Air Station Lemoore, CA)
  • F-86 Saber, (Warbird Heritage Foundation, Waukegan IL)
  • HC-144 Ocean Sentry, (U.S. Coast Guard, Mobile AL)
  • KC-46 Pegasus, (Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst AFB, PA)
  • KC-135 Stratotanker (70th ARS, Grissom ARB, IN)
  • P-8 Orion, (U.S. Navy Air Test and Eval Squadron 1, Pax River)
  • P-51D “Swamp Fox”
  • USAF Heritage Flight
  • T-38A Talon (Beale AFB, CA)
  • Twin Beech Aerobatics Demo – Younkin Airshows
  • UH-60 Blackhawk, (8th Battalion, 229th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Knox KY)
  • UPS Airlines Airbus 300 (Louisville IAP, KY)
  • Waco Taperwing (Nick Coleman, Louisville KY)
  • Yak 52 (Bowman Field, Louisville KY)

*PLEASE NOTE: Aircraft subject to change on show day.