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Thunder air show draws hundreds of thousands to banks of the Ohio

A Kentucky Air National Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft deploys four bundles of cargo into the Ohio River during an aerial demonstration as part of the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

A Kentucky Air National Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft deploys four bundles of cargo into the Ohio River during an aerial demonstration as part of the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Recovery teams from the Kentucky Air National Guard prepare to retrieve cargo bundles from the Ohio River after an air-drop demonstration as part of the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Recovery teams from the Kentucky Air National Guard prepare to retrieve cargo bundles from the Ohio River after an air-drop demonstration as part of the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

A Kentucky Air National Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft approaches the Ohio River in preparation for a cargo-drop demonstration as part of the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

A Kentucky Air National Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft approaches the Ohio River in preparation for a cargo-drop demonstration as part of the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

A joint color guard from the Kentucky Army and Air National Guard presents the colors to kick off the Thunder Over Louisville air show in downtown Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019, as the Kentucky Guard's 138th Field Artillery Brigade stands buy to add cannon fire to the Star Spangled Banner. The annual event, which featured more than two dozen military aircraft, has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

A joint color guard from the Kentucky Army and Air National Guard presents the colors to kick off the Thunder Over Louisville air show in downtown Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019, as the Kentucky Guard's 138th Field Artillery Brigade stands buy to add cannon fire to the Star Spangled Banner. The annual event, which featured more than two dozen military aircraft, has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Special Operators from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron parachute into the Ohio River from a U.S. Air Force C-130J Hercules aircraft during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Special Operators from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron parachute into the Ohio River from a U.S. Air Force C-130J Hercules aircraft during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Special Operators from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron parachute into the Ohio River during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Special Operators from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron parachute into the Ohio River during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Special Operators from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron parachute into the Ohio River from a U.S. Air Force C-130J Hercules aircraft during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Special Operators from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron parachute into the Ohio River from a U.S. Air Force C-130J Hercules aircraft during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

A Special Operator from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron parachutes into the Ohio River during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

A Special Operator from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron parachutes into the Ohio River during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

A Special Operator from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron parachutes into the Ohio River during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

A Special Operator from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron parachutes into the Ohio River during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

A Special Operator from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron parachutes into the Ohio River during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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A Special Operator from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron parachutes into the Ohio River during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

A Special Operator from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron parachutes into the Ohio River during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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A Special Operator from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron parachutes into the Ohio River during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

A recovery team from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron pull Airmen from the Ohio River after a parachute demonstration during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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A recovery team from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron pull Airmen from the Ohio River after a parachute demonstration during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Thunder Over Louisville drew hundreds of thousands of spectators to the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The annual event has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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Thunder Over Louisville drew hundreds of thousands of spectators to the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The annual event has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

A group of F-16 Falcons from the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing steaks over the Ohio River during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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A group of F-16 Falcons from the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing steaks over the Ohio River during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

An F-16 Falcon from the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing steaks over the Ohio River during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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An F-16 Falcon from the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing steaks over the Ohio River during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

A group of F-16 Falcons from the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing steaks over the Ohio River during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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A group of F-16 Falcons from the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing steaks over the Ohio River during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

A soldier from the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights parachute demonstration team descends into downtown Louisville April 13, 2019, during the annual Thunder Over Louisville air show. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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A soldier from the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights parachute demonstration team descends into downtown Louisville April 13, 2019, during the annual Thunder Over Louisville air show. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

An F/A-18 Super Hornet from the U.S. Navy’s Tactical Demonstration Team, Strike Fighter Squadron 106, Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., streaks over the Ohio River during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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An F/A-18 Super Hornet from the U.S. Navy’s Tactical Demonstration Team, Strike Fighter Squadron 106, Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., streaks over the Ohio River during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

An F/A-18 Super Hornet from the U.S. Navy’s Tactical Demonstration Team, Strike Fighter Squadron 106, Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., streaks over the Ohio River during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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An F/A-18 Super Hornet from the U.S. Navy’s Tactical Demonstration Team, Strike Fighter Squadron 106, Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., streaks over the Ohio River during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

An F/A-18 Super Hornet from the U.S. Navy’s Tactical Demonstration Team, Strike Fighter Squadron 106, Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., streaks over the Ohio River during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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An F/A-18 Super Hornet from the U.S. Navy’s Tactical Demonstration Team, Strike Fighter Squadron 106, Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., streaks over the Ohio River during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

RV-4 pilots with the KC Flight Team perform an aerial demonstration during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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RV-4 pilots with the KC Flight Team perform an aerial demonstration during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

RV-4 pilots with the KC Flight Team perform an aerial demonstration during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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RV-4 pilots with the KC Flight Team perform an aerial demonstration during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

RV-4 pilots with the KC Flight Team perform an aerial demonstration during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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RV-4 pilots with the KC Flight Team perform an aerial demonstration during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Nose art on an Indiana Air National Guard A-10 Thunderbolt II, shown here on the flight line of the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019, reflect’s the aircraft’s use as a close-air combat-support aircraft. The A-10 is one of more than two-dozen military aircraft participating in this year’s Thunder Over Louisville air show. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Horton)
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Nose art on an Indiana Air National Guard A-10 Thunderbolt II, shown here on the flight line of the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019, reflect’s the aircraft’s use as a close-air combat-support aircraft. The A-10 is one of more than two-dozen military aircraft participating in this year’s Thunder Over Louisville air show. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Horton)

Swamp Fox, a P-51 Mustang aircraft flown by R.T. Dickson, performs an aerial demonstration April 13, 2019, in the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky. This exact aircraft, now restored, was once assigned to the Kentucky Air National Guard more than 60 years ago when the unit’s mission was aerial defense. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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Swamp Fox, a P-51 Mustang aircraft flown by R.T. Dickson, performs an aerial demonstration April 13, 2019, in the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky. This exact aircraft, now restored, was once assigned to the Kentucky Air National Guard more than 60 years ago when the unit’s mission was aerial defense. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Lee Leet and his Super Tucano performs over the Ohio River during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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Lee Leet and his Super Tucano performs over the Ohio River during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

An AH-1W Super Cobra from the U.S. Marine Corps Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., performs an aerial demonstration during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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An AH-1W Super Cobra from the U.S. Marine Corps Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., performs an aerial demonstration during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

A pilot for the Trojan Thunder T-28 aerial demonstration team performs over the Ohio River during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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A pilot for the Trojan Thunder T-28 aerial demonstration team performs over the Ohio River during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Pilots for the Trojan Thunder T-28 aerial demonstration team perform over the Ohio River during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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Pilots for the Trojan Thunder T-28 aerial demonstration team perform over the Ohio River during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Pilots for the Trojan Thunder T-28 aerial demonstration team perform over the Ohio River during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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Pilots for the Trojan Thunder T-28 aerial demonstration team perform over the Ohio River during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

A CF-18 Hornet from the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 401st Tactical Fighter Squadron performs an aerial demonstration during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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A CF-18 Hornet from the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 401st Tactical Fighter Squadron performs an aerial demonstration during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

A CF-18 Hornet from the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 401st Tactical Fighter Squadron performs an aerial demonstration during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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A CF-18 Hornet from the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 401st Tactical Fighter Squadron performs an aerial demonstration during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Billy Werth performs an aerial demonstration in his S-2C aircraft during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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Billy Werth performs an aerial demonstration in his S-2C aircraft during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Billy Werth performs an aerial demonstration in his S-2C aircraft during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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Billy Werth performs an aerial demonstration in his S-2C aircraft during the annual Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

A U.S. Air Force HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Patrick Air Force Base Florida, deploys its refueling drogues over the Ohio River during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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A U.S. Air Force HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Patrick Air Force Base Florida, deploys its refueling drogues over the Ohio River during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

A U.S. Air Force HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Patrick Air Force Base Florida, deploys its refueling drogues over the Ohio River during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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A U.S. Air Force HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Patrick Air Force Base Florida, deploys its refueling drogues over the Ohio River during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

A team of U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft approach the show box over the Ohio River during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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A team of U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft approach the show box over the Ohio River during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the Indiana Air National Guard’s 163rd Fighter Squadron performs an aerial demonstration over the Ohio River April 13, 2019, as part of the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the Indiana Air National Guard’s 163rd Fighter Squadron performs an aerial demonstration over the Ohio River April 13, 2019, as part of the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the Indiana Air National Guard’s 163rd Fighter Squadron performs an aerial demonstration over the Ohio River April 13, 2019, as part of the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the Indiana Air National Guard’s 163rd Fighter Squadron performs an aerial demonstration over the Ohio River April 13, 2019, as part of the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress from the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., performs an aerial demonstration during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress from the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., performs an aerial demonstration during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress from the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., performs an aerial demonstration during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress from the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., performs an aerial demonstration during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

A CH-130 Hercules aircraft from the Royal Canadian Air Force performs an aerial demonstration during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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A CH-130 Hercules aircraft from the Royal Canadian Air Force performs an aerial demonstration during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

A C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from the West Virginia Air National Guard's 157th Airlift Wing performs an aerial demonstration over the Ohio River April 13, 2019, as part of the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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A C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from the West Virginia Air National Guard's 157th Airlift Wing performs an aerial demonstration over the Ohio River April 13, 2019, as part of the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

A soldier from the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights parachute demonstration team descends into downtown Louisville April 13, 2019, during the annual Thunder Over Louisville air show. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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A soldier from the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights parachute demonstration team descends into downtown Louisville April 13, 2019, during the annual Thunder Over Louisville air show. Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out to view the event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

A CT-142 Gonzo from the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 402nd Squadron Squadron performs an aerial demonstration during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)
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A CT-142 Gonzo from the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 402nd Squadron Squadron performs an aerial demonstration during the Thunder Over Louisville airshow in Louisville, Ky., April 13, 2019. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for military aircraft participating in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Hundreds of thousands of people lined the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Louisville on Saturday for this year’s Thunder Over Louisville air show. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for more than two dozen military aircraft flying in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America.

Highlights included aerobatics from a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet Tactical Demonstration Team, a simulated cargo air-drop from a Kentucky Air National Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft, and a team of Kentucky Air Guard Special Operators who parachuted from a U.S. Air Force C-130J into the Ohio River.

Other performers included the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute demonstration team, a U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, F-16 Falcons from the Ohio Air Guard and a variety of aircraft from the Royal Canadian Air Force.