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Air show coming to Owensboro Friday and Saturday


LST 325 has arrived just in time for a big event in Owensboro. The visit is part of an air show that will take place this weekend.

Sailing is something that's in Captain Bob Jornlin's blood. The Navy veteran and his crew have spent the last several weeks sailing the LST 325.

They are making a stop in Owensboro before returning to Evansville on Monday.

"My favorite part about being a Captain on the ship is the people I meet. I meet a lot of great people. A lot of veterans that never thought they would see the LST again," Jornlin said.

The LST 325's arrival is part of this weekend's Owensboro Air Show. Organizers are hoping to build off last years air show by having a two day event.

"Friday out at the airport is really where all the activity is going to be," said Tim Ross, Director of Public Events, "From 4:00 to 9:00 people get to come out and see the display. We have all the different aircraft that will be participating in the show."

Organizers say the public will get a chance to get up close to the planes and meet some of the pilots.

A smaller air show will happen later in the evening before the main air show over the Ohio River on Saturday.

"We have three or four of the different groups that will go up and perform that night. They will shoot fireworks off the wings of the plane, smoke, lights, that type of thing. It's really unique at night for an air show," said Ross.

Organizers say best spots to watch the air show on Saturday are at English Park and Smothers Park. Saturday's event starts at 1:00 p.m.

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