Thunder Over Louisville Taking Shape In Las Vegas

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Show planners for the Thunder Over Louisville airshow are well on their way to filling up the 2018 show.

A group representing the event is at the annual International Council of Air Shows in Las Vegas this week, "shopping" for acts to be a part of the 2018 air show.

Thanks to the construction of the Lincoln Bridge, the FAA for a third year has rated Louisville's air show box as a Category II, meaning no acrobatic flight can be done. However, planes can do fly-bys and other non-aerobatic maneuvers.

Kentucky Derby Festival President Mike Berry says restrictions aside, they have locked in most of the show and have been told by the Air Force to expect more military aircraft than last year.He says several civilian acts have already been confirmed along with the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team.

Thunder Over Louisville 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, April 21.

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