Airshow Takes to the Skies

Sacramento Region, CA (MPG)  |  By Liz Fox Johnson, California Capital Airshow
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Airshow action takes to the skies next Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the show features an extensive roster of spine-tingling acts. Photo courtesy CCA

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The Aftershock Jet Fire Truck gives the airborne performers a run for their money. Photo courtesy CCA

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - The California Capital Airshow (CCA), presented by Sacramento County in partnership with the City of Rancho Cordova, brings thrills, chills and jaw-dropping excitement to the skies over Sacramento October 5 and 6. Headlined by the world-famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels, this year’s show is packed with hours of entertainment in the air and on the ground that people of all ages can enjoy. 

CCA kicks off the weekend on Friday evening with Blues & Brews, a performer meet and greet that offers fans a chance to meet their favorite airshow performers and enjoy some of regions best beer and spirits at the airshow’s first-ever brew fest. The event features live music, access to a variety of display aircraft, yard games, food trucks and more. Blues & Brews takes place on Friday, October 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mather Airport’s Mather Jet Center Hangar 1. Admission to is free and open to the public. Food is available for purchase from Sacto MoFo food trucks. Wristbands for beer and spirits can be purchased for $40 per person. 

Airshow action takes to the skies on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the show features an extensive roster of spine-tingling acts. Highlights include performances from Team Oracle, the Patriot Parachute Team, the F-16 Viper Demonstration Team, the California Air National Guard F-15 Screaming Eagle, Vicky Benzing Barnstorming and the Aftershock Jet Fire Truck. Spectators can look forward to miles of static display aircraft in all shapes and sizes as well as interactive STEM experiences for kids and families. 

“Friday night’s Blues and Brews will set the tone for an amazing weekend of flying” said Darcy Brewer, executive director, CCA. “Saturday and Sunday’s shows are packed from start to finish and there is just so much to see along the ramp. Bring the whole family because there is something exciting for all ages.” 

Family-friendly ticket pricing provides admission for up to six children ages 15 and under with the purchase of just one Adult General Admission ticket. Kids under age 5 receive free general admission. Discounted tickets are available through the Airshow Insider program at CaliforniaCapitalAirshow.com. For more information on the Airshow go to CaliforniaCapitalAirshow.com.

 

 

Airshow action takes to the skies next Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the show features an extensive roster of spine-tingling acts. Photo courtesy CCAThe Aftershock Jet Fire Truck gives the airborne performers a run for their money. Photo courtesy CCAA variety of activities and learning will be available for curiosities and entertainment lovers. Photo courtesy CCA