Thunder Over Louisville: A photo essay

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U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Jason Ketterer, 123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Two Kentucky Air National Guard C-130 Hercules air transports from the 123rd Airlift Wing flew over the Ohio River during the Thunder Over Louisville Air Show on April 16, 2011.

1st Lt. Josh Ketterer surveys the low cloud ceiling that slowed down the operations of this years air show at Thunder Over Louisville. Ketterer, Military Air Support Coordinator from the 123rd Airlift Wing, worked with his civilian air show counterparts to show a great display of military air power to include the F-18 Super Hornet, C-17 Globemaster, HC-144 Ocean Sentry, and the F-22 Raptor.

The Lima Lima Flight Team, comprised of six T-34 Mentors, entertained the crowd at Thunder Over Louisvilles Air Show with tight maneuvers and choreography.


The Heritage Flight, which consisted of a P-51 Mustang, F-4 Phantom and F-22 Raptor, flew over the Ohio River during this years Thunder Over Louisville Air Show.

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A United States Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin gives a demonstration on search and recovery.

Medal of Honor recipient Don J. Jenkins from Quality, Kentucky, receives a tour of the Air Show command center from Thunder Over Louisville Air Boss Mike Riordan. Jenkins served as an official "Thundernator" with fellow Medal of Honor recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams. Both of these American heroes activated the Thunder firework launch system sequence in the Command Center at the Galt House Hotel.


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