10th Annual Jets Over Kentucky Roars Into Lebanon, Ky

World’s largest remote control jet show takes flight July 6-13, 2014
10th Annual Jets Over KY is the world's largest remote control jet show.
10th Annual Jets Over KY is the world's largest remote control jet show.
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LEXINGTON, Ky. - April 26, 2014 - PRLog -- Rolling, looping, spinning, racing – expect to see plenty of action in the air above the Lebanon-Springfield Airport when the 10th Annual Jets Over Kentucky Week gets underway July 6 to 13, 2014, in Lebanon, Ky. About 200 pilots from around the world will be in attendance for the world’s largest remote control jet show. Watch a previous year’s event video here (http://www.vimeo.com/27653193), then click into the Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission (http://www.visitlebanonky.com/events/jets/) to see full event details.

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’t-touch tours of the private plane tents will be offered by some of the pilots. Visitors will see planes ranging in price from $20,000 to $100,000.

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/events/JETS

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/pages/Jets-Over-Kentucky-Week-20...); www.RCUniverse.com (eventinformation, pilot registration, list of sponsors).

Note: Bring a lawn chair and an umbrella for shade.


Lewis Patton, Event Coordinator, LewisTheGeneral@hotmail.com, 502-429-6365

Carla Wagner, Director@VisitLebanonky.com, 270-692-0021

Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission, www.VisitLebanonKy.com

HI- and LOW-RES photos available.

ABOUT LEBANON (http://www.visitlebanonky.com/), KY |
Geographically located in the center of the state, Lebanon is the “Heart of the Bourbon Belt,” the epicenter of barrel and bourbon making. Attractions include Maker’s Mark Distillery, Limestone Branch Distillery, the Kentucky Cooperage and WhiteMoon Winery. Incorporated as a city in 1815, Lebanon played a crucial role during the Civil War and is today on the Civil War Discovery Trail. It is also part of Kentucky’s historic Holy Land, with sites including the Sisters of Loretto Motherhouse. Outdoor recreation options include the newly expanded Gorley Naturalist Trail at Fagan Branch Reservoir, Marion County Quilt Trail and several farm tours; indoors there is the Marion County Heritage Center, Stillhouse Art Museum and Angelic Hall performing arts center. Shop for antiques, collectibles and handmade crafts in Lebanon and dine at your choice of 40 eateries – everything from casual full-service restaurants to home-style cafes to an old-fashioned soda fountain.Accommodations include the gracious circa 1833 Myrtledene Bed and Breakfast, the modern Hampton Inn and the adventure lover’s Popes Creek Ranch with tree houses, teepees, platform tents, cabins and RV Park. Facebook.com/VisitLebanon

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