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Aircraft arrive for Thunder Over Louisville
Tech. Sgt. Pierre Julien, a crew chief from the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., configures navigation gear in the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon while sitting on the flightline of the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., on April 15, 2010. The aircraft is part of the U.S. Air Force Viper East Demo Team, which is in town to participate in Thunder Over Louisville this weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Maxwell A. Rechel)
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Kentucky Air National Guard plays host to military aircraft for Thunder Over Louisville

Posted 4/15/2010   Updated 4/15/2010 Email story   Print story


by 123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Kentucky Air National Guard

4/15/2010 - KENTUCKY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Once again the Kentucky Air National Guard Base will be a flurry of activity this week as it plays host to a fleet of military aircraft taking part in this year's Thunder Over Louisville celebration.

A variety of aircraft, ranging from the venerable C-130 Hercules transport to the F-15 Strike Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon and F/A-18 Hornet began arriving here this morning in anticipation of thrilling crowds during Saturday's air show, which has grown to become one of the largest annual festivals in the nation.

"The Kentucky Air Guard is proud to play such an essential role in Thunder Over Louisville," said Col. Greg Nelson, commander of the 123rd Airlift Wing here.

"This is a wonderful showcase for the aviation community and a fantastic opportunity for us to show off the professionalism of our great officers and Airmen. We always look forward to Thunder, and this year's event promises to be first rate."

4/16/2010 12:37:57 PM ET
I am thrilled evertime I see one of the jets in action. I never get tired of looking up. It inspires me to the core to see the spirit of America. Thank you for all you do
Carol B, louisville
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