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2014 Thunder Over the Valley Air Show

The 910th Airlift Wing at Youngstown Air Reserve Station is working with the Youngstown Air Reserve Base Community Council to bring back Thunder Over the Valley, the crowd-pleasing air show and open house last held in 2009. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, America's Ambassadors in Blue, have confirmed performances at Youngstown on May 17 and 18, 2014. We're hard at work to bring the best air show possible back to valley.

The show will be free and open to the public with no tickets required. Check this site frequently and follow us on Facebook at for the latest updates and news.

You'll be the first to know as we bring in more great acts and static displays for this show.
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tabAir Show Performers 
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Third Strike Wing

Vanguard Squadron

Trojan Horsemen

Link to the Fighters and Legends act performing at the 2014 Thunder Over the Valley Air Show

Link to external information on Manfred Radius

Link to external information on Sibling Rivalry

Valiant Echoes air show performers

Link to external information on the Flash Fire Jet Truck
tabAir Show Static Displays 
Click on the links below for more information on the great static displays scheduled for Thunder Over the Valley 2014:

C-5 Galaxy

C-17 Globemaster
KC-10 Extender
C-130 (Aerial Spray configuration)
C-130 (Aero-Medical configuration)
C-130 (Weather Reconnaissance configuration)

F-16 Fighting Falcon
T-1A Jayhawk
T-6 Texan
T-38 Talon

You'll also be able to see many of the aircraft that our performers use, including the B-17, B-25, and C47 historic warbirds from Yankee Air Museum; Dave Folk's F-4U Corsair and the Quick Silver P-51 Mustang.
tabShuttle Information 
Due to parking limitations at YARS, air show guests must park at the locations listed below. Community Bus Services will shuttle show attendees on behalf of Youngstown Air Partners for a bus pass fee of $5 per seat to help subsidize operating costs. Admission to the show is free.
tabParking Locations 
There are two primary public parking areas where air show visitors must park to be shuttled to the show grounds. No parking is available on the station. Locations are:

1. Eastwood Field at the Eastwood Mall shopping Complex in Niles, Ohio:
111 Eastwood Mall Blvd.
Niles, OH 44446

2. Delphi-Packard Electric Systems on the corner of North River Rd. and Larchmont, Warren, Ohio:
165 N. River Rd. NW
Warren, OH 44483

On show days, tune in to 93.3FM, 95.9 FM, 98.9FM, 106.1FM, 570AM or1390AM for real-time parking and traffic updates, as well as information on the use of overflow lots, should they be required.
tabPreferred Seating 
The 910th Force Support Squadron has preferred seating available in a private area with a great view of the performances.

Chairs are available in this area for:
$10 in advance
$15 on show day

Tables for ten are also available for:
$200 in advance
$225 on show day

To make your reservation or for more information, contact Julie Hansen at 330-609-1934
tabFrequently Asked Questions 
Q. I have a DoD ID card. Can I park on the base to avoid the shuttles?
A. Due to parking limitations, YARS will be closed to non-essential personnel on the show dates. Only those working the show or with special access badges will be given drive-on access to the station.

Q. Will the shuttles run all day?
A. Shuttles will make round trips between all parking locations and the show grounds for the extent of the show.

Q. Is the show handicap accessible?
A. Yes. Handicap parking spaces and handicap accessible shuttles will be available at all locations.

Q. Can I take photos/videos?
A. Yes! Guests are welcome to photograph and video the show.

Q. Where can I get current info.?
A. The official air show website at has the latest information.

Q. Where can I get real-time parking and transportation information during the show?
A. The following radio stations will broadcast this information: 93.3FM, 95.9 FM, 98.9FM, 106.1FM, 570AM, 1390AM.

Q. Can I purchase bus passes early?
A. Yes, beginning May 12, guests can purchase bus passes for the show at the Eastwood Mall.

Q. Will the show remain open after the performances?
A. Yes, static displays and vendors will remain open after the performances, so plan on spending some extra time with us. Shuttle service will run until 7 P.M.

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tabSecurity and Safety
When you attend the air show, you'll be entering a U.S. military installation. To ensure installation security and the safety of our guests, the following is a list of prohibited items. This list is subject to change with or without notice. Please check back in advance of the show for any updates.
  • Excessive storage bags such as briefcases, duffle bags, suitcases and large camera bags
  • Illegal drugs
  • Any item that could be used as a weapon, (firearms, ammunition, knives, pepper spray, etc.)
  • Fireworks
  • Pets except guide/working dogs for disabled individuals
  • Large lawn chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Scooters
  • Roller blades
  • Roller skates
  • Wagons (check before the show for possible exception)
  • Skateboards
  • Coolers
  • Cans
  • Bottles
  • Liquids, except water in a clear bottle and baby bottles
All personnel will be subject to security screening before being admitted to the air show or installation grounds.

This list will be updated as needed.
The Youngstown Air Reserve Base Community Council is handling sponsorships of the 2014 Thunder Over the Valley air show.

For more information, email the YARBCC at

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