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Pilots and planes rolling into Bowman Field for the 2016 Thunder Air Show

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Keith Kaiser joined some pilots with their planes this morning at Bowman Field as they prepare for the Thunder Airshow.

Crews from around the country and Canada have landed here in Louisville to entertain thousands on Saturday, April 23rd.

The line up includes aerobatic teams, fighter jets, aircraft from UPS and more.

We spoke with Kate Kyer who will be flying a Pitts S2B – a small biplane -- in the show.

“I’ll be doing an aerobatic demonstration,” she said. “It’s a little tiny biplane with just a 20-ft. wingspan, but it will go more than 200 miles per hour.”

We also heard from the Lima Lima flight team, back again for this year’s show after being absent last year.

“We’re a formation aerobatic team, and we’re flying Beechcraft T34s, fully aerobatic trainers from the early 50s,” said Skip Aldous, who has been flying for more than 50 years.

Marco Rusconi with the Canadian Harvard Acrobatic Team also brings a lot of experience to Thunder, having flown more than 300 air shows.

“The fantastic thing about what we do is sharing what we love with everybody,” Rusconi said. “And we’re so excited to be here in Louisville.”

Rusconi will be flying a 1940s trainer used in World War II to train Allied pilots.

“We refer to it as 'The Harvard’ in Canada,” Rusconi said. “You call it the ‘T6’ here in the states. It’s loud, beautiful and fun to fly.”

WDRB is your official Thunder station. You can see and hear all the excitement right here. Whether you're watching on TV from home or online from our app or mobile site, we'll have all the action. Our broadcast begins at noon and continues until 11:30 p.m.


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