Thunder Over the Valley set to begin

VIENNA, Ohio (WKBN) — The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, displays of older aircrafts, and interactive exhibits will highlight Thunder Over the Valley 2014, which opens to the public starting Saturday in Vienna.

Complete schedule of events

Event website with full details

The Thunderbirds, an air show team that displays the capabilities of the U.S. Air Force, will be making their only stop between New Jersey and St. Louis when they come to the Valley this weekend.

Parking will be available at Eastwood Field, 111 Eastwood Mall Blvd. in Niles and at Delphi-Packard Electric Systems on the corner of North River Road and Larchmont Avenue in Warren.

The show will be open to the public May 17 and May 18. Parking lots will open at 8 a.m. and the show will open at 9 a.m. for the schedule, which will have an identical schedule for both days. The opening ceremony will be at 11:30 a.m., and the air show will run from noon to 5 p.m. The show grounds will remain open until 7 p.m. so visitors can check out the  ground displays.

Admission to the show is free. Shuttle service between the parking locations and the air base will be offered by Community Bus Services at a charge of $5 per seat. Attendees can purchase bus passes in advance beginning Monday, May 12. Radio stations 93.3FM, 98.9 FM, 106.1 FM, 570 AM, and 1390 AM will broadcast live parking and transportation information.

Handicap parking spaces and handicap accessible shuttles will be available at all locations.

Ground exhibits will be open between 9 and 11:30.

King Graves Road in Vienna and Fowler Townships will be closed between State Route 11 and State Route 193 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18, according to a press release from Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith.

The following items are not allowed on the show grounds:

  • 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, mace, etc.)
  • Fireworks
  • Pets except guide/working dogs for disabled individuals
  • Large lawn chairs
  • Bicycles, scooters, skateboards, roller blades, and roller skates
  • Wagons
  • Coolers
  • Cans and bottles
  • Liquids, except water in a clear bottle and baby bottles

 

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