SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--It’s been 10 years and it is time to celebrate! Airshow organizers announced today that the United States Air Force Thunderbirds Jet Demonstration Team and the Royal Canadian Air Force Jet Demonstration Team, known as the Snowbirds, will return to the skies of Sacramento as the headlining acts of the 2015 California Capital Airshow (CCA), presented by Sacramento County. Celebrating its 10-year anniversary the Thunderbirds and the Snowbirds, along with an exciting array of jets, world-renowned aerobatic performers, and historic aircraft, will thrill and inspire fans of all ages on October 3-4, 2015 at Mather Airport.
Discount tickets are on sale now! Need a stocking stuffer or unique gift for that ‘hard to buy for’ person? Look no further - tickets are now available online and can be easily purchased via the Airshow website. Purchase before 11:59 p.m. (PT) on December 31st and buy General Admission and Shaded Seating tickets at dramatically discounted prices.
“We’re celebrating our 10-year anniversary and boy do we have a thrilling weekend planned! To have two of North America's premier military jet demonstration teams performing at the same airshow is a significant event and we couldn’t be more excited,” said Darcy Brewer, executive director of the California Capital Airshow. “We are honored to produce this thrilling and meaningful show for a region that has such an important aviation heritage. Stay tuned as we announce additional performers, attractions and a huge bang in the coming weeks!”
The USAF Thunderbirds are internationally known for their hard-charging demonstration of precision formation flying while pushing their F-16 Fighting Falcons to the limits. Known as “America’s Ambassadors in Blue,” the Thunderbirds travel throughout the world performing for millions of spectators. Their distinctive red, white and blue Lockheed Martin F-16 jets, along with their precise routines, make the Thunderbirds a must see. These representatives of the most advanced and respected air, space and cyberspace force will be on the ramp to sign autographs throughout each day of the Airshow weekend.
All the way from Moosejaw, you won’t want to miss the thrilling and graceful Royal Canadian Air Force Jet Demonstration Team. The Snowbirds, flying a nine-ship jet demonstration, will leave you cheering for more! The skill, professionalism and teamwork of the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Forces are awe-inspiring and Sacramento is proud to welcome the team back.
On the ground, spectators will be able to explore aircraft displays, speak with pilots and crew, and experience interactive attractions designed to promote science, technology, engineering and math.
Thank you to the following sponsors for their support of the 2015 Airshow: Sacramento County, Aerojet Rocketdyne, SAFE Credit Union, City of Rancho Cordova, Sacramento Jet Center, Fox 40 and Digital Gear.
The all-new California Capital Airshow website will be updated regularly with news, attraction information and more. Fans can follow the Airshow on Facebook and Twitter (@calcapairshow) and Instagram (capitalairshow).
About California Capital Airshow
Established in 2004, the California Capital Airshow (CCA) has become one of the largest and most highly- respected shows in the nation. CCA is a family-friendly event designed to honor the Sacramento region’s rich aviation heritage and veterans while inspiring young people to pursue education and careers in the areas of science, technology, engineering, math, aviation, aeronautics or aerospace. The non-profit organization gives back to the community through scholarships, charitable group donations, and a wide variety of community events and exciting educational programs throughout the year. For more information, please visit www.californiacapitalairshow.com.