Kentucky Air National Guard plays host to military aircraft for Thunder Over Louisville
By 123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs, Kentucky Air National Guard
/ Published April 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."