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!

Thunder helps kick-off the 2022 Festival.  After dark, prepare for the Thunder as the 33rd 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.

The 2022 Thunder Air Show will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the United States Air Force with a packed line-up of military and civilian aircraft. Scheduled performances include the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo, U.S. Air Force C-17 Demo, U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight, the Kentucky Air National Guard 123rd Airlift Wing with the new C-130J, and 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, Younkin Airshows, and many more. The air show also returns with a Category 1 aerobatic box, which allows for more of the fast and loud aircraft, as well as the demo teams.

2022 Thunder Over Louisville Air Show Performers: 

  • 123rd Special Tactics Squadron Parachute Team (Louisville ANG Base, KY)
  • A-1 Skyraider (Warbird Heritage Foundation, Waukegan, IL)
  • A-10C Thunderbolt II “Warthog” (107th FS, Selfridge ANG, MI)
  • AC-130J Gunship (1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, FL)
  • Acemaker Airshows (T-33 Demo)
  • B-2 Spirit (13th Bomb Squadron, Whiteman, MO)
  • B-24 Liberator (“Diamond Lil,” Commemorative Air Force, Ft. Worth, TX)
  • B-25 Mitchell (“Show Me,” Commemorative Air Force, Missouri Wing)
  • B-29 Superfortress (“FiFi,” Commemorative Air Force, Ft. Worth TX)
  • B-52 Stratofortress (93rd Bomb Squadron, Barksdale AFB, LA)
  • World War Two Victory Formation (B-25, B-24, B-29 and P-51D)
  • Boeing 767, UPS Airlines (Louisville IAP, KY)
  • C-130J Super Hercules (Kentucky Air National Guard, Louisville ANG Base KY)
  • C-17 Globemaster III (437th Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, SC)
  • Carbon Cub Float Plane (Bowman Field, Louisville, KY)
  • CH-53 Sea Stallion (Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14, Norfolk, NAS)
  • Coleman Aerobatics (Taylorcraft, Bowman Field, Louisville, KY)
  • CV-22 Osprey (Marine Tilt Rotor Squadron 204, New River, NC)
  • F-15E Strike Eagle (4th Fighter Squadron, Seymour-Johnson AFB, NC)
  • F-16 Viper (112th Fighter Squadron, Toledo OH)
  • F-16 Viper (176th Fighter Squadron, Madison, WI)
  • F-86 Sabre Demo (Warbird Heritage Foundation, Waukegan, IL)
  • F-100 Super Sabre Demo (Ft. Wayne, IN)
  • 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, NJ)
  • KC-135 Stratotanker (72nd Aerial Refueling Squadron, Grissom Air Reserve Base, IN)
  • P-51D Aerobatics (“Swamp Fox,” Concorde, NC)
  • Raptor Demonstration Team, F-22 Raptor (1st Fighter Wing, Langley AFB, VA)
  • 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 KY)
  • Younkin Airshows (Twin Beech Aerobatics Demo)

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