- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Some parts of the air show are being limited at Thunder Over Louisville this year because of the height of the new tower being built as part of the Ohio River Bridge Project.

Aimee Boyd of the Kentucky Derby Festival told The Courier-Journal (https://cjky.it/1y2fKqn ) that the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be in the April 18 show but won’t be able to perform the full aerobatic show.

Organizers say the Federal Aviation Administration has limited movement of some of the largest and fastest aircraft. Boyd says the restrictions apply to the kinds of planes used by the Thunderbirds and The Blue Angels, the Navy’s flight demonstration squadron.

The Thunderbirds last performed at Thunder in 1997.

Boyd says the festival will work with the FAA in the future to find ways for the planes to perform their full aerobatic show.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, https://www.courier-journal.com

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