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I have had some of these pictures for a couple of years, and some from the last show. I tried to post them in the Ed Show's History of Aviation, but apparently they were not in the order he wanted, and heReally Sad Since I don't want to die of old age before he needs them, I decided to start my own thread here.
Blunder Over Looneyville, (as it is called by those of us who had to work crowd and/or traffic control) is an Air Show, and a Fireworks Show (the largest in the world, I'm told). It is the opening of the Kentucky Derby Festival, which is 2 weeks long and ends the night of The Kentucky Derby.
While I haven't had a chance to be near the show itself for many years, I have been able to get a few pictures at one of the three airports used for the show.
So, for your enjoyment, ON WITH THE SHOW.
The F-16, and the F-15s were taken on the KyANG ramp.


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The B-1B is parked on a taxi way with the UPS hub in the background. If you ship or recieve a package by UPS it comes through here.
The OV-22 Osprey is parked on Atlantic Aviations ramp. They service general aviation, and fuel all the airlines here. A bigtime movie producer often hangers his buisness jet in one of the hangers in the background.
The P-51D Mustang is also parked at Atlantic.


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The F-4E I believe is privately owned. It and the Tornado are parked on the KyANG ramp.
The Harrier II is coming in for a landing. It wasn't moving very fast at the time, and if you look below it, you can see the exhaust blowing downward. It is also a 2 seater.


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I have more, but they are at home. Some were taken on a crappy evening and didn't turn out to well, but some I just didn't send myself because of time (at least I hope I didn't lose them), and some were taken through a fence or had other flaws.
If your a BUFF lover, I have some good pic.s of one parked across from UPS's hub.
I tried like heck to get a pic of the F-22, but it truely is a stealth fighter. Everytime I saw it, I didn't have a camera. The day of the show it put on a little show in the holding area where we were preparing our helos' for the show, but my camera was 2 soccer, and 1 baseball field away. It is an amazing fighter, it would turn 180* in it's own length. It would have been great if I could have taken a picture of it in afterburner in a turn; it was cool.
 
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Here's some from the Ed Show.
That's all for now. If you want more, let me know.
C-17 anyone?
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Great pics!!  Love aircraft and air shows.
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So cool!

Love them all, but the Corsair, the Mustang, and the F4's the most. 
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 I also love them all...But the B-1 sure is a prudy girl! That big girl doing Mach 1 at less than 100 foot off the deck...Yippee I can not imagine a better e-ticket ride! 
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F/A-18, MACH 1.5, 25 feet off the water...

If you like excitement, it will make your blood boil...
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Would love to see that.  The F/A-18 is one of my favorites.  I watched the Blue Angels a lot in Pensacola, and at the beach show one would fly so low as to create his own wake.  Had to pull up for the pier.  I would love a ride in one.
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Helo, I'll have to post the pics of our American Flag operation. This was our last show (I think), but we fly 2 very large American Flags in the air show box just before the fireworks start. That's why I haven't seen either show in years (17+).
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I would love to see those pictures.  In fact, I would love to come to one of the shows to see it in person.
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Some of the heavy weights.
 
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That B-52 is a big plane, but it looks small next to a C-5.  It was cool to get to go up in the cockpit of a C-5.  I think I could land a helicopter in that cockpit it had so much room.
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Ok, it's not air show, but it's hot, a Glasair III home built.
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That is one big Hornet with a big sting. For the Hornet fans
There's an Intruder on the ramp!
This just in: THERE IS A TORNADO AT THE AIRPORT
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What is that ugly thing?
It comes with training wheels.
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What is that thing?
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