Thunder Over Louisville 2010 - Naut Reality II

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by Melanie Kahn

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 19, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 19 at 3:53 PM

(WHAS11)  Thousands of people were at Waterfront Park watching as planes flipped, twisted and turned across the sky.
 

Brad Richardson, who was watching the air show said, “I love the air show; seeing these planes.  You don’t see it anywhere else.”
 

Eric Gresham, also watching the air show said, “Honestly, I come for the air show.  The air show is amazing and being with friends… it’s a lot of fun.”
 

And while most people were having fun on blankets and chairs on the Great Lawn, others, like Doug Oetting, were watching from the comfort of his own boat, Naut Reality II.
 

Oetting and his wife, Jill, who invited WHAS11 on board said, “Come on in.  You can take a view of the salon and the living area with the kitchen.”
 

And that’s just the first floor.  When it comes to watching the air show, for this retired fighter pilot, there’s no better place to be than up high, right on top of the boat.
 

 “It just brings back memories, because I did similar things with airplanes.  That was another time in my life and I’ve passed the torch, as they say.”
 

He passed the torch on to all of the other pilots racing across the sky, at the 21st annual Thunder Over Louisville.
 

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