The California Capital Airshow is Cleared for Takeoff!

The Show will feature tons of military jet noise and a heart-pounding
lineup of performances and entertainment for the whole family

Capital Airshow
(CCA), presented by Sacramento
, in partnership with the City
of Rancho Cordova
, is ready to paint the town Blue and Gold
with the arrival of the world famous U.S.
Navy Blue Angels
! The Airshow will open its gates the weekend of
October 1st and 2nd at Mather Airport with a
heart-pounding lineup of performances and entertainment for the whole
family. A variety of pre-sale ticket options are available online now here.

To kick-off the fun filled weekend and celebrate Navy Week Sacramento
2016, the Airshow will host a Performer Meet and Greet on Friday,
September 30th, with a FREE ‘Paint the Town Blue and Gold’ block party
from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to come meet the Blue
Angels, hangout with their favorite Airshow performer and the Kings
Dancers, win door prizes, listen to high-energy live music by the US
Navy Band, the ‘Destroyers’
, take selfies and so much more. The
block party will be located in midtown at 1050 20th Street in
Sacramento between J and K Streets. Tell your friends as this is going
to be a party to remember!

In addition to the awe-inspiring Blue Angels performances on Saturday
and Sunday – October 1st and 2nd – the skies over
Sacramento will be screaming with the likes of the US
Army Golden Knights
, Royal
Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet Demo
, US
Air Force F-16 Viper
, ‘FIFI’,
the iconic B-29 Superfortress
and more. Fans won’t want to miss our
nod to honoring the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor with an emotional
tribute that will showcase the service, sacrifice and heroism
demonstrated during the activities throughout the Pacific theater during
WWII. This theatrical production will be emotionally narrated and
beautifully choreographed to music with thundering pyrotechnics. For a
complete list of performers visit the website here.

But the fun certainly doesn’t stop here! While entertainment in the sky
is endless, it continues on the ground:

  • Blast-off at Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Space and Aviation LaunchPad or
    explore, play and learn at one of the other interactive kid’s activity
    zones for fun, hands-on science and engineering activities including
    flight simulators, robots and more!
  • Star in your very own video! Grab your friends and family and race to
    SMUD’s Flipbook Experience for a cool photo project to take home your
    own Action Flipbook.
  • Stop by Lasher’s Elk Grove Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Autograph Tent to
    meet your favorite Airshow performer and take a photo. You can even
    command the ramp at the Dodge Ride-n-Drive in a new top-of-the-line
    Ram Truck!
  • Celebrating Navy Week Sacramento 2016, the Navy Band, known as the
    Destroyers, will deliver high-energy music of yesterday and today live
    before flying performances each day!
  • Experience the sights, smells and sounds of historic World War II
    aircraft in Warbird Alley. Get up close and touch the airplanes, talk
    to the crews, teach the kids and then watch these planes FLY!
    You can also re-live history by purchasing a ride in the world’s most
    famous flying B-29 Superfortress. A limited number of seats are
    available each day.

“The whole family can enjoy a weekend filled with thrilling performances
while exploring aircraft displays, attractions and interactive exhibits
designed to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics
(STEM),” said Darcy Brewer, executive director of the California Capital
Airshow. “At CCA we use the power and magic of flight to inspire young
people. Our unique environment provides rare opportunities to meet
pilots, crew, engineers and cutting-edge innovators who have used their
STEM education to literally change the world!”

Bring your sunscreen, hats, and comfortable shoes, because the Airshow
is ready for takeoff! Gates open Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and
close at 5:00 p.m. each day – flying will begin around noon. The
much-anticipated show features tons of jet noise, jaw-dropping
aerobatics, stomach-churning aerial jumps, and gravity defying routines
that will leave you speechless and wanting more!

“The Airshow is a fantastic value for a full day of fun and the memories
made will last a lifetime. Once inside the gates, you’ll be amazed at
the abundance of entertainment on the ground and in the sky!” added

Airshow tickets are on sale now here.
Pre-sale discount pricing expires at midnight on September 30th.

The following sponsors and community partners have generously
contributed to the 2016 California Capital Airshow: Sacramento County,
City of Rancho Cordova, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Sacramento Jet Center,
Lasher Auto Group, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Budweiser, Fox 40 and
iHeart Media.

Visit the California Capital Airshow website for news and attractions.
Want to get the inside scoop on the Airshow? Become an Airshow Insider
via the home page on the CCA website. Fans can follow the Airshow on
Facebook and Twitter (@calcapairshow) and Instagram (capitalairshow).

About California Capital Airshow

Established in 2004, the California Capital Airshow 501(c)(3) is an
exciting, family-friendly annual event designed to honor the Sacramento
region’s rich aviation heritage and veterans while using the power and
magic of flight to inspire young people. CCA gives back to the community
through scholarships, charitable group donations and exciting
educational youth programming throughout the year. For more information,
please visit


California Capital Airshow
Karen Strong, 916-671-0334