Military Aircraft Cut from Louisville Air Show
LOUISVILLE, KY - The Kentucky Derby Festival says military aircraft won't be a part of this year's air show at Thunder Over Louisville due to federal budget cuts.
Organizers of the event told The Courier-Journal on Friday that fighter jets, bombers and attack helicopters that have thrilled crowds in the past have been grounded from air shows due to spending cuts.
The show, however, will go on.
Festival spokeswoman Aimee Boyd said organizers have lined up civilian aircraft acts that will perform from around 3 p.m. until just before the fireworks show begins.
The April 20 event had 15 acts booked as of Friday.