Thunder Over Louisville
First of all - forgive me! I have left my blog for too long and my absence has left so many stories left untold! I'm going to work on that :)
Now down to this past weekend at Thunder Over Louisville - it was spectacular! I've been to this event before and been behind a tree line along the river to see some of the show because the crowds are just enormous and the family just never left hours early to get really good seats. Well this year was different and thanks to some dear friends, my family and I had no obstructions to enjoy Thunder and we were ON the river. No trees in sight! And forgive me if I don't recall each type of plane but much respect to each one and their pilot!
The Blue Angels have always been a big draw to this event in Louisville and they put on quite a show again this year. AMAZING timing and precision with this flight crew. The pilots were giving thrill after thrill to the over 650,000 people who came down to the Ohio River.
The planes flew over the crowd and back again with a variety of formations performed during flights. Never, never a dull moment. It is also an amazing sensation to feel and hear the jets rumble as they fly over. Such an energy!
One of my favorite parts of the Blue Angels performance was when two jets came quite close to each other, but with a twist - one was right side up and the other was flying upside down. Oh, and the landing gear was extended. Amazing!
Even though they were flying hundreds of miles per hour, the small distance between planes at moment was astounding. The Blue Angels were consistently impressive during their performance and even though they obviously couldn't hear it, the crowd erupted with applause and cheers many, many times during their time in the program.
Here are few other planes from the show. I totally recommend coming to Louisville to see Thunder at least one time - you won't regret it!
See more of the Blue Angels and other planes at the gallery listed below. Know someone who loves planes? Send them over to the website to check it out - thanks!