Jets Over Kentucky Roars Into Lebanon, KY for the 14th Year

World's grandest remote control jet show takes flight this summer
By: Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission
Jets Over Kentucky roars back into Lebanon, KY, for its 14th year.
Jets Over Kentucky roars back into Lebanon, KY, for its 14th year.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - May 22, 2018 - PRLog -- The World's Grandest Jet eventrolls, loops and spins its way over the skies of the home of Maker's Mark when the 14th Annual Jets Over Kentucky Week gets underway. Scheduled for July 8 to 15 at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport, the largest remote control jet show on the planet features nearly 200 pilots from around the world, an aerobatic jet show, private plane tent tours and more.

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. New this year are two 14-foot-long F-104 Star Fighters and a scale F-100 Super Sabre. Watch a video ( that shares a peek into the exhilarating fun and excitement of this event.

Opening ceremonies take place at noon on Sat., July 14, 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. A half-hour fireworks display follows the parade.

"Jets Over Kentucky is a family event where everyone comes to have a great time," said Lewis Patton, Jets coordinator.

Throughout the week, spectators are invited to watch the pilots practice and perform their warm-up routines. Pilots from the United States, Mexico, Asia, Iceland, Canada, Venezuela, Germany, Spain and other European countries are coming to this year's event.

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. Food vendors will also be on hand.

14th Annual Jets Over Kentucky

Festival website:


Sat., July 14: Opening Ceremonies at 12 p.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. Fri. and Sat.

Parade of Lights, approx. 9:30 p.m. Fri., July 13, 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

Spectators welcome during the week, beginning July 8.


Lebanon-Springfield Airport, 650 Airport Lane, Springfield, KY 40069.


Friday and Saturday admission is $5 per person; children under 12 free. Proceeds go to the airport. No admission July 8-13 to watch pilot practice.

Also see

Jets Over Kentucky Facebook page. Event information, pilot registration, list of sponsors, etc. at and


Bring a lawn chair and an umbrella for shade.

While in Lebanon, make plans to visit Maker's Mark Distillery, Limestone Branch Distillery or Jesters Winery. Hike the scenic Gorley Trail or drop a line in Fagan Branch Reservoir or Sportsman's Lake for rainbow trout and bass. Play 18 holes at the Rosewood Golf Club or 18-hole disc golf at the 104-acre Graham Memorial Park. Click here ( for information about accommodations, dining and other things to see and do during your visit.


Lewis Patton, Event Coordinator,, 502-592-5267

Nena Olivier,, 270-692-0021

Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission,

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ABOUT LEBANON (, KY | Located in the Heart of Bourbon Country, Lebanon ( is the only place on the famed Kentucky Bourbon Trail® where it is possible to see both bourbon barrels and fine Kentucky bourbon being made. Attractions include Maker's Mark Distillery, a newly renovated and expanded Limestone Branch Distillery, photo op-stop Maker's Mark/Lebanon Water Tower, the Kentucky Cooperage and Jesters Winery. Gorley Naturalist Trail has challenging hiking and biking and the scenic splendor of 47 bridges. Fagan Branch Reservoir and Sportsman's Lake beckon canoeists, kayakers and boaters (non-motorized boats) and fishers and anglers for waters stocked with rich variety of fish. Lebanon is part of Kentucky's historic Holy Land, with sites including the Sisters of Loretto Motherhouse, and on the Civil War Discovery Trail. Visual and performing arts are found at Angelic Hall at Centre Square, home of Kentucky Classic Arts, and Stillhouse Art Museum. Shop for antiques to artisan-made crafts downtown 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 options: Hampton Inn, bed and breakfast inns, golf club lodging, cabins, RV parks and camping. Lebanon was awarded the Main Street Downtown Beautification Award in 2018. (

Nena Olivier
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