LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A high-flying legendary event will be back next weekend. Thunder Over Louisville returns on Saturday, April 23 with a theme fittingly named “The Legend Returns” and a salute to the 75th Anniversary of the United States Air Force. As one of the nation’s top air shows, the event will have a packed show with both military and civilian aircraft.

What You Need To Know

  • Thunder Over Louisville returns on Saturday, April 23 

  • The event will have a packed show with both military and civilian aircraft

  • There will be many different performances during the air show

  • The aircraft is subject to change on show day

According to a Friday news release, scheduled performances include the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo, U.S. Air Force C-17 Demo, U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight, the Kentucky Air National Guard 123rd Airlift Wing with the new C-130J, and the Commemorative Air Force’s B-29, B-24, and B-25, as well as the U.S. Navy E/A-18 Growler Demo with a Legacy Flight, Younkin Airshows and many more.

Here’s the full lineup in alphabetical order as of April 15, 2022:

  • 123rd Special Tactics Squadron Parachute Team (Louisville ANG Base, Ky.)

  • A-1 Skyraider (Warbird Heritage Foundation, Waukegan, Ill.)

  • A-10C Thunderbolt II “Warthog” (107th FS, Selfridge ANG, Mich.)

  • AC-130J Gunship (1st Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Fla.)

  • Acemaker Airshows (T-33 Demo)

  • B-2 Spirit (13th Bomb Squadron, Whiteman, Mo.)

  • B-24 Liberator (“Diamond Lil,” Commemorative Air Force, Ft. Worth, Texas)

  • B-25 Mitchell (“Show Me,” Commemorative Air Force, Missouri Wing)

  • B-29 Superfortress (“FiFi,” Commemorative Air Force, Ft. Worth, Texas)

  • B-52 Stratofortress (93rd Bomb Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.)

  • World War Two Victory Formation (B-25, B-24, B-29 and P-51D)

  • Boeing 767, UPS Airlines (Louisville IAP, Ky.)

  • C-130J Super Hercules (Kentucky Air National Guard, Louisville ANG Base Ky.)

  • C-17 Globemaster III (437th Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, S.C.)

  • Carbon Cub Float Plane (Bowman Field, Louisville, Ky.)

  • CH-53 Sea Stallion (Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14, Norfolk, NAS)

  • Coleman Aerobatics (Taylorcraft, Bowman Field, Louisville, Ky.)

  • CV-22 Osprey (Marine Tilt Rotor Squadron 204, New River, N.C.)

  • F-15E Strike Eagle (4th Fighter Squadron, Seymour-Johnson AFB, N.C.)

  • F-16 Viper (112th Fighter Squadron, Toledo, Ohio)

  • F-16 Viper (176th Fighter Squadron, Madison, Wis.)

  • F-86 Sabre Demo (Warbird Heritage Foundation, Waukegan, Ill.)

  • F-100 Super Sabre Demo (Ft. Wayne, Ind.)

  • Growler Demonstration Team, E/F-18G Growler (Electronic Attack Squadron 129, Whidbey Island NAS)

  • US Navy Legacy Flight (E/A-18G/F4U Corsair)

  • KC-46 Pegasus (305th Air Mobility Wing, McGuire AFB, N.J.)

  • KC-135 Stratotanker (72nd Aerial Refueling Squadron, Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind.)

  • P-51D Aerobatics (“Swamp Fox,” Concorde, N.C.)

  • Raptor Demonstration Team, F-22 Raptor (1st Fighter Wing, Langley AFB, Va.)

  • USAF Heritage Flight (F-22/P-51D Formation)

  • T-38 Talon (9th Reconnaissance Squadron, Beale AFB, Calif.)

  • UH-60 Blackhawk (8th Battalion, 229th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Knox, Ky.)  

  • Younkin Airshows (Twin Beech Aerobatics Demo)

The aircraft is subject to change on show day.