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Preparations for Thunder move into overdrive

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The Galt House Hotel, location of Thunder Command Central. The Galt House Hotel, location of Thunder Command Central.
A UPS Boeing 767 freighter similar to the one that will fly in the Thunder Over Louisville air show. A UPS Boeing 767 freighter similar to the one that will fly in the Thunder Over Louisville air show.
The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels
UPS pilots train for the Thunder air show in a Boeing 767 flight simulator. UPS pilots train for the Thunder air show in a Boeing 767 flight simulator.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – As the days to this year's Thunder Over Louisville dwindle, the excitement is building and the work to make the show happen heads into its final stages.  

UPS will take part in this year's Thunder air show and will be flying one of their Boeing 767 freighters down river. The unique part is all of the crew involved in the flight - the captain, first officer, safety advisor, and even the mechanics who will do the preflight checks - are all veterans of the U.S. military. 

The flight crew spend time in a simulator to give them a look at the route they will be flying during the air show. 

Thunder planners are gearing up for the show and have started to move into Thunder Command Central at the Galt House. 

To prepare the Clark Memorial Bridge for its role in Thunder the span will shut down beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 10 and remain that way until Sunday afternoon, April 13. 

The Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, are scheduled to arrive in Louisville on Thursday. 

WAVE 3 News is your exclusive home for Thunder Over Louisville. Our live coverage begins Saturday morning, April 12, on WAVE 3 News Sunrise and picks up again starting at Noon. 

Many roads in downtown Louisville will be closed or have traffic flow changes for Thunder Over Louisville. To get the complete list, click here.

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