24th Annual Thunder Over Louisville kicks off Kentucky Derby Festival


by Amy Stallings, Nicole Harrell


Posted on April 20, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 2 at 6:14 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- It's the official kick-off to the Kentucky Derby Festival and the biggest fireworks show in North America - Thunder Over Louisville.

Thunder Vision 2013, was a sparkling display set to the symphonic sounds of television through the years!

It all began at 3 p.m. with the annual air show and wrapped up with the fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

This year marks the 24th anniversary of Thunder Over Louisville and WHAS11 will have complete coverage of the air show and the fireworks. Click here to watch live streaming coverage.

Thunder Photos:

Thunder Over Louisville Fireworks!

Behind the scenes with WHAS11

Nightime at Thunder

Crowds gather at the Waterfront Part I, Part II

Thunder from the Indiana side

Your Photos: Thunder Over Louisville 2013

Slideshow: Thunder Over Louisville Air Show


Thunder Video:

Tribute to Boston during the airshow

Air show patriotic opening

Thunder with the Derby princesses

Special WHAS11 anniversary

WHAS11's Ben Pine does the weather with guests

Interview with sponsors Horseshoe Casino

WHAS11, control room and spectators do the Harlem Shake

ThunderVision fireworks show

2013 Thunder Over Louisville Finale

The Air Show Schedule:
3-3:08 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
3:08-3:20 p.m. Twin Beech 18
3:20-3:26 p.m. Lima Lima 2 Ship
3:26-3:41 p.m. Jet Air Combat
3:41-3:51 p.m. Flash Gordon L-39
3:51-4:06 p.m. Trojan Horseman
4:06-4:18 p.m. Team AeroDynamix
4:18-4:27 p.m. Billy Werth
4:27-4:37 p.m. GAF C-160 Transall
4:37-4:49 p.m. P-51 Demo
4:49-5:07 p.m. T-33 Demo
5:07-5:19 p.m. F4U Corsair Demo
5:19-5:31 p.m. Heritage Flight
5:31-6:01 p.m. Lima Lima 6 Ship
6:01-6:11 p.m. UPS
6:11-6:26 p.m. Jet Air Combat
6:26-6:35 p.m. Lee Leet
6:35-6:47 p.m. Trojan Horseman
6:47-6:56 p.m. Billy Werth
6:56-7:41 p.m. Off Shore Powerboats
7:41-8:11 p.m. Banner Tow with Sponsors
8:11-8:41 p.m. Barges into Position
8:41-9:53 p.m. Team AeroDynamix
8:53-9:05 p.m. Lima Lima 6 Ship
9:05-9:17 p.m. Twin Beech 18
9:17-9:22 p.m. American Flag
9:22-9:30 p.m. Jet Air Combat

Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.