Casual fans and remote control jet enthusiasts alike will recognize many of the planes at this year’s Jets Over Kentucky: F-15s, F-4 Phantoms, B-1 Bomber, A10, F-18 Super Hornet, BAE Hawk, F-100, Stealth Fighter Jet – even an SR-71 spy plane that is over 13-feet-long and valued at $100,000.
Opening ceremonies take place at noon on Sat., July 12, followed by the Fighter Jet Showdown, a full-scale aerobatic jet show including high speed passes, 9G turns and simulated bomb runs.
On Friday and Saturday, look-but-don’
The Parade of Lights takes place Friday evening, a unique spectacle wherein the jets turn on their lights and travel in parade formation down the tarmac. An hour-long fireworks display follows the parade.
Throughout the week, spectators are invited to watch the pilots practice and perform their warm-up routines. Pilots from the U.S., Spain, Asia, Iceland and Europe are coming to this year’s event, along with pilots from Canada and Mexico.
Merchandise vendors from the U.S. will again be joined by international vendors from England, Germany and Spain to tempt remote control jet enthusiasts with some of the newest inventions, model jet kits and technology for remote control planes.
Commemorative t-shirts and a limited number of DVDs and Blu-rays of the 2014 show will be available for purchase for this year’s Jets Over Kentucky. Food vendors will also be on hand.
10th Annual Jets Over Kentucky
Festival website: www.VisitLebanonKy.com/
Date:Sat., July 12: Opening Ceremonies at 12 p.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. Fri. and Sat.
Parade of Lights, around 9:30 p.m. Fri., followed by Fireworks Display
Private plane tent tours, on the hour noon until dark, Fri. and Sat.
Fighter Jet Showdown, Sport Jet Challenge Apache Demo on Saturday
Candy Drop for children, 4 p.m. Sat. (Lots of candy; one big helicopter!)
Spectators welcome during the week, beginning July 6.
Place: Lebanon-Springfield Airport, 650 Airport Lane, Springfield, KY 40069.
Cost:Admission: $5 per person, ages 12 and up, Fri. and Sat. Children under 12 free. No admission July 6-11 to watch pilot practice.
Also seeJets Over Kentucky Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/
Note: Bring a lawn chair and an umbrella for shade.
Lewis Patton, Event Coordinator, LewisTheGeneral@
Carla Wagner, Director@VisitLebanonky.com, 270-692-0021
Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission, www.VisitLebanonKy.com
HI- and LOW-RES photos available.
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