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The 2017 Thunder Over the Valley Air Show is the Air Force Reserve's marquee event for celebrating the Air Force's 70th birthday. As we develop our show lineup, our goal is to highlight the rich heritage and history of the U.S. Air Force. All performers listed below are tentative. Links provided below lead away from this site and we are not responsible for their content. They are provided for informational purposes only. 

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds

Team Fastrax Parachute Team Featuring a 7800’/ft American Flag

U.S. Air Force Drill Team

8th AF  - B17, B-25, P51 Formation

Red Tail Squadron P51 Demo

Air Force Academy Glider Team

C-130H Hercules Mass Container Delivery System Airdrop

Youngstown C-130H Hercules Low Pass and Cargo Drop

Man vs Impossible (Pulling a C-130 aircraft with human power)

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Shockwave Jet Truck

Randy Ball MiG-17 / T-37

A37 Dragonfly Demo

F4 Phantom II Demo

Warrior Aviation L-39 Demo

2017 THunder Over the valley Air Show

Welcome to the official website of the 2017 Thunder Over the Valley Air Show. Thunder Over the Valley returns to Youngstown Air Reserve Station June 17-18, 2017, featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team.

Security Policies

All personnel are subject to screening prior to entering the Open House.

The following items are prohibited from being brought onto the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, OH for the 2017 Air Show and Open House:

  • Firearms of any kind (eg. hand guns, air pistols, rifles, shotguns, automatic or semi-automatic weapons)
  • Ammunition of any kind
  • Weapons of any kind (eg. bows and arrows, crossbows, sling shots, brass knuckles, nunchucks, clubs)
  • Non-lethal weapons any kind (eg. TASERs or O.C. Pepper Spray)
  • Knives of any kind 
  • Incendiary devices of any kind
  • Explosive material of any kind
  • Roller blades, skate boards, skates, scooters and bicycles
  • Illegal drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Coolers of any kind (except small coolers for infant needs)
  • Cans, bottles, or liquids of any kind (except baby bottles)
  • Pets (except certified working dogs for disabled individuals)

The United States Air Force Reserve and the 910th Security Forces Squadron reserve the right to deny entry to persons which may be carrying items not necessarily listed above but are deemed dangerous by law enforcement officials.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The success of Thunder Over the Valley relies heavily on the financial support of the Youngstown Air Reserve Base Community Council, a non-federal entity non-profit organization that exists to support Youngstown Air Reserve Station. If you've visited this page looking for sponsorship opportunities, you can contact the Base Community Council. You can email Joe Buchanan at or Rick Jugenheimer at The YARBCC mailing address is YARBCC, PO Box 18, Vienna, Ohio 44473.

Please note that the publishing of this information does not imply federal endorsement of the aforementioned organizations, businesses, or persons. 

Media Credentials

If you are a news service or media representative who would like to cover the 2017 Thunder Over the Valley Air Show, please contact the 910th Airlift Wing Public Affairs office at 330-609-1236. 

Event Information

Dates: June 17-18, 2017

Cost: Free and open to the public


Parking lots open: 8:30 A.M. 
Show grounds open: 9:00 A.M.
Performances begin: 11:00 A.M. 


All of our vendor spots are filled for the 2017 Thunder Over the Valley Air Show.