EVERYONE will be screened by security prior to getting on a bus. If you refuse to be screened, you will not be admitted to the event. Pay close attention to the prohibited items list, and the screening process will go quickly.


  • Small purses or fanny packs
  • Cameras and/or camcorders with “small” camera bags
  • Diaper bags
  • Baby strollers
  • “Small” lawn chairs only (no lounge chairs)
  • Wheelchairs, canes, guide/working dogs to assist disabled individuals
  • Water in clear plastic bottles only (all other liquids are prohibited)
Prohibited Items:

The following items are prohibited from being brought onto the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio for

the 2017 Thunder Over the Valley Air Show:

– 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, slingshots, 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, skateboards, skates, scooters and bicycles

– Portable frequency scanners

– Illegal drugs

– Alcohol

– Food

– Backpacks, large handbags (except camera bags, small purses, and small diaper bags)

– 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. All personnel are subject to screening prior to entering the Air Show.

Parking & Travel

Parking Locations:

Two parking locations are reserved for the 2017 Thunder Over The Valley Air Show and Open House. They will be filled in the order they are listed below. All locations have handicapped-accessible spaces and buses:

  1. Delphi Electric/Phantom Fireworks1265 North River Rd, NE Warren OH 44483
  2. Kent State Trumbull Campus/Trumbull County Career and Technical Center — 4314 Mahoning Ave, Warren OH 44483

DO NOT go to Youngstown Air Reserve Station or the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.
You will be turned away and directed to the designated parking locations listed above. This includes all DoD CAC holders (retired or active).

If you arrive at a lot that is full, you will be directed to the next lot. Do not go to a lot that you have not been directed to, because YOU WILL NOT GET PICKED UP if we end up not using that lot. Information on which lots are full will be available on local radio stations, so you can adjust to the next one in line. All the parking lots are within a couple miles of each other.

  • The Delphi Lot will open at 8:00 am, with the first bus leaving the lot at 8:30 am
  • The Phantom Fireworks lot will open when/if the Delphi Lot is FULL
  • The Kent Trumbull Lot will open when/if the Phantom Fireworks Lot is FULL
  • The TCTC Lot will open when/if the Kent Trumbull Lot is FULL
  • The LAST BUS will leave for Youngstown Air Reserve Station at 2:30 pm

When departing the show, ensure you get onto a bus labeled with the name of the lot at which you parked. If you end up going to the wrong lot, locate a Security/Sheriff Deputy for assistance.

Traffic updates:

The following radio stations will broadcast live traffic updates throughout the show, including active parking locations:

  • 570 WKBN (570 AM)
  • MIX 98.9 (98.9 FM)
  • HOT 101 (101.1 FM)
  • Y-103 (102.9 FM)
  • K105 (105.1 FM)