LEBANON, Ky. — 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. About 200 pilots from around the world will be in attendance for the remote control jet show.
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 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 spectacle where 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.
For more information: VisitLebanonKy.com/events/JETS