In The Air

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!


2024 Thunder Over Louisville


9 AM       North Great Lawn Opens (Pegasus Pin Admission) – Featuring the UPS Flight Deck Viewing Area.

9 AM       AKIMA Military Zone & South Great Lawn Opens – Featuring interactive displays and activities.

11 AM     Thunder Chow Wagon @ Waterfront Park opens (Pegasus Pin Admission), Belvedere Opens (Pegasus Pin Admission), Big Four Bridge Lawn opens (Pegasus Pin Admission), ThunderWear merchandise booths open at 9 locations, Thunder on the Ground opens (ALL interactive experiences)

12 PM – 2:30 PM MIX 106.9 Pre-Thunder Show

12 PM – 3:00 PM WDRB Pre-Thunder Show

12 PM – 8 PM Pegasus Pin Street Teams & Booths open around venue

12 PM – 8 PM Meijer Family Fun Zone at the Big Four Bridge open

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

2:30 PM – Miller Lite Music Stage in the Thunder Chow Wagon (2:30–5:30 PM Lampus, 6-9 PM Soul Circus)


3:00 PM – Air Show Begins/Official Thunder Broadcast on WDRB and MIX 106.9

3:00 PM – F-16 Viper Four Ship (180th Fighter Wing OH ANG, Toledo, OH)

3:10 PM – UPS Airlines Boeing 747-800 (Louisville IAP, KY)

3:22 PM – Navy EA-18 Growler Demo Team (Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA)

3:37 PM – Navy Legacy Flight

3:47 PM – 123rd Special Tactics Squadron Parachute Team, KY ANG (Louisville KY)

3:57 PM – C-130J “Super Hercules” Four Ship (123rd Airlift Wing, KY ANG, Louisville KY)

4:00 PM – Navy MH-53 Helicopter (HM-15 Norfolk NAS, Norfolk VA)

4:10 PM – UH-60 Helocast (Bravo Co. 2-147 Air Assault, Frankfort) and (123rd Special Tactics Squadron, KY ANG, Louisville, KY)

4:18 PM – BREAK

4:24 PM – USAF KC-135 Stratotanker (97th Airlift Wing, Altus AFB, OK)

4:39 PM – USAF C-17 Globemaster III (97th Airlift Wing, Altus AFB, OK)

4:54 PM – Matt Younkin Twin Beech Aerobatics Demo (Day Show)

5:06 PM – USCG MH-65 Dolphin

5:16 PM – USAF “Wings of Blue” Parachute Team

5:36 PM – Clipped-Wing TaylorCraft (Nick Coleman, Bowman Field, Louisville KY)

5:44 PM – Navy E-2C Hawkeye Two Ship (VAW-120, Norfolk NAS, Norfolk VASN)

5:47 PM – Britt Lincoln Extra 300 (MT)
5:55 PM – BREAK

6:01 PM – USAF B-52 (307th Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, LA)

6:16 PM – Wild Blue RV-8 Aerobatics (Day Show)

6:24 PM – Yak 52 (Bowman Field, Louisville KY)

6:32 PM – USAF F-16 Viper DEMO (20th Fighter Wing, Shaw AFB, SC)

6:52 PM – USAF Heritage Flight

7:02 PM – BREAK

7:08 PM – USAF A-10 Thunderbolt II “Warthog” (924th Fighter Group, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ)
7:16 PM – USAF C-17 (445th Airlift Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH)

7:22 PM – A-400M Atlas (Lufttransportgeschwader (Air Transport Group) 62, Wunstorf AB, Hannover, Germany)

7:30 PM – USAF T-1A Jayhawk (14th Flying Training Wing, Columbus AFB, MS)

7:33 PM – BREAK

7:39 PM – “Mister Mulligan” Howard DGA-6 (Mason City, IA)

7:47 PM – USMC UH-1Y and AH-1Z Helicopters (Squadron 773, Joint Base Mcguire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ)

7:59 PM – SMOKE ON! Aviation (Louisville, KY)

8:07 PM – Jeff Gordon Carbon Cub Float Plane (Bowman Field)

8:52 PM – Sunset

8:52 PM – Wild Blue RV-8 Aerobatics (Night Show)

9:00 PM – Magic by Moonlight, Twin Beech Aerobatics Demo (Matt Younkin Airshows)

9:08 PM – Meijer Moment (Thunder Fans Help Light Up the Waterfront)

9:12 PM – Drone Show Powered by LG&E

9:27 PM – System Check: Clear Airspace

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.

(*Schedule as of 9 a.m. on April 19. PLEASE NOTE: Aircraft and times subject to change on show day)


*Schedule as of 4.19.24.

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