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Thunder Over Louisville celebrates 75th USAF Anniversary with packed military aircraft lineup

?P-51 Mustang fighter-bomber, A-10 Thunderbolt II, F-35 Lightning II honor the USAF 70th Anniversary at Thunder Over Louisville in 2017, U.S. Air National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Dale GreerIn less than two months, people from around the country will head to Louisville, Kentucky to watch fighter jets race across the Ohio River and fireworks light up the sky.Thunder Over Louisville, one of the country's top airshows and fireworks displays, kicks off a two-week-long festival in celebration of "The Run for the Roses" -- simply known locally as The Derby. Held virtually in 2021 and cancelled the year prior, Thunder Over Louisville is returning in 2022 to the city's Waterfront for an in-person event that will honor the United States Air Force 75th Anniversary with a packed lineup of military aircraft.Themed "The Legend Returns," performances will include the F-22 Raptor Demo, C-17 Demo, Air Force Heritage Flight, Kentucky Air National Guard with the C-130J, B-29, B-24, and B-25. The U.S. Navy is also bringing an E/A-18 Growler to the highly-anticipated airshow.?F-22 Raptor at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Courtesy of F-22 Raptor Demo Team"It's going to be phenomenal! You'll see the best air equipment this country has on Thunder Day," said Wayne Hettinger, Thunder Producer. "The soundtrack is going to set the mood for the entire fireworks show and this year's music is like nothing we've ever done before."
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