Gates Open at 9:00AM & Close at 5:00PM | Air Show 11:00AM – 4:00PM (No admittance after 2:30PM)
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Security Policies

Last Updated: 06/3/2018

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What are the security search requirements?

Security Forces has the right to refuse anyone admittance to the air show who fails to consent to a search. Food, beverages, and souvenirs will be available for purchase at the event.

What can I bring onto the air show grounds?

Visitors are limited to the following items which will be subject to search.

Approved Items:

All visitors are subject to search and will not be allowed to pass through security with any of the following items:

Prohibited Items:

Take note of prohibited items while planning your day. Banned items will be confiscated and/or cause visitors to be turned away at the gate. Expect TSA airport level security. All vehicles, individuals and bags are subject to search and seizure.

If you can’t take it on an airplane you can’t take it into the Thunder of Niagara International Air Show 2018.

Weapons of any kind including self-defense weapons, firearms, pocket knives, pocket tools, scissors, box cutters, clubs, tasers, stun guns, cutting devices, mace and pepper spray, any chemical discharge devices. This includes off-duty law enforcement, peace officers, armed guards or concealed carry permit holders. Any concerns should be directed to Captain Rhoney, Operations Officer, 914th Security Forces Squadron 716-236-3159.

Possession and use of Marijuana (recreational or medicinal) is illegal on Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station or any federal installation.

Who can I call for additional information?

For more information call the 914th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office at 716-236-2136 or via email at