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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
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 (http://www.jetsoverkentucky.com/
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-
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: www.JetsOverKentucky.com
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.
Jets Over Kentucky Facebook page. Event information, pilot registration, list of sponsors, etc. at
www.JetsOverKentucky.com and www.VisitLebanonKy.com/
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 (http://visitlebanonky.com/)
Lewis Patton, Event Coordinator, LewisTheGeneral@
Nena Olivier, Director@VisitLebanonky.com, 270-692-0021
Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission, www.VisitLebanonKy.com
HI- and LOW-RES photos available.
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