Thunder Over Louisville 2007 - Air Show
All photos Copyright Mike Carter 2007 - All Rights Reserved
engine A-10 "Warthog" jet fighter is known as the "tank killer".
The "Heritage Flight" featuring a WWII P-51 Mustang, A-10
Warthog, F-16 Eagle and F-16 Falcon
Navy F-18 Hornet
The crowd is growing on a perfect day
L-39 Albatross built in Czechoslovakia
A pair of Marine AV-8 Harrier "Jump Jets"
Sky Soldiers UH-1 Corbra Attack Copters
The B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. This amazing aircraft has a
wingspan of 172 feet yet is surprisingly quiet.
The low profile make it had to see in the sky and it is
nearly invisible to radar detection.
UH-60 Blackhawk copters
The Belle of Cincinnati cruises upriver.
River rescue patrols keeps an eye on the activities
A CH-47 Chinook Helicopter stirs up the water
This huge copter is surprisingly agile
One of the largest military copters is the Navy CH-53 Sea
Big drifts of debris float by in the near-flood-stage river
Navy SH-60B Seahawk
The Coast Guard demonstrates plucking a swimmer from the
water with a HH-65 Dolphin
The Coast Guard was also on hand on the water
One of the military's most important support aircraft is
the huge C-130 Hercules
The big boy - The C-17 Globemaster with a 170 ft. wingspan
The Globemaster is used to fly the President's limo and
other support vehicles.
Here the Globemaster makes a high speed pass
A pair of AH-64 Apache attack copters
The F-16 Falcon returns with a full afterburner pass
The residents of a new high-rise condo building get a great
view of the show
The fireworks barges get onto position as the sun sets
The crowd keeps growing to an estimated 800,000 spectators
They give us a little preview of what is to come as the
Bell of Cincinnati returns
It won't be long now before sunlight is replaced with
The Trojan Horsemen in their T-28 Warbirds
Anticipation builds among the spectators
The peaceful river sunset will soon be broken by THUNDER
No, it's the famous Lima Lima aerobatic team night show in
their T-34 Mentors
Old Glory flies by beneath a helicopter
Bill Leff puts on a spectacular night demonstration in his
AT-6 Texan advanced trainer.