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Stunt pilot looking forward to Thunder Over Louisville

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Stunt Pilot Billy Werth Stunt Pilot Billy Werth
WDRB reporter Rachel Collier was Werth's passenger WDRB reporter Rachel Collier was Werth's passenger

LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Thunder Over Louisville will be missing U.S. military aircraft this year, but that does not mean you will miss out. It is fun to watch the Thunder Over Louisville air show from the ground, but we are getting a pilot's perspective. Stunt pilot Billy Werth took WDRB's Rachel Collier up for an adventure in the skies over Louisville.

He does all sorts of tricks like loops and barrel rolls. He says doing stunts in the air is like building your own rollercoaster ride every time you go up: "It's always entertaining and it's fun and it's challenging, and I've had people call me crazy and I'm like, yeah, that's all kind of all relative because I've seen guys do stuff that I would never ever do, but doing all this stuff it just seems  like driving your car to work. But that's because I've practiced it thousands of times."

He says Thunder Over Louisville is one of his favorite events to perform in. "This venue is really fun to fly at because you've got people on both sides of the shore lines. so you've got kind of two crowd lines. So I'm going to put some of the maneuvers by the Galt House and some maneuvers by the Indiana side because there's people over there, then you've got the two bridges to fly around with is super duper fun."

Because U.S. military planes are not flying this year, many stunt performers like Werth will perform twice in the show.

You can watch for him around 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday.

If you would like to take a flight with Billy Werth, go to this site:

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