one-of-a-kind red bull aerobatic helicopter

In a time where there seems to be very little good news, we wanted to check in and deliver some FUN to your inbox. Many people are asking if the California Capital Airshow is still on. The answer is, “YES!”, we are moving ahead with our plans for the 15th annual Airshow, as scheduled, on October 3-4, 2020 at Mather Airport. With public health and safety as our top priority, changes to our current plans may need to be implemented and, of course, we will follow all guidelines put in place by public health officials at that time. As always, we will keep in touch as information becomes available.

You have been asking for it in Customer Assessment Surveys — and we can’t wait to deliver!!! This Fall, we may all finally get the chance to see the highly-acclaimed helicopter aerobatics demonstration featuring Red Bull pilot, Aaron Fitzgerald, flying the world’s only civilian helicopter licensed for this type of insane flying — the Flying Bull’s BO105!

Weighing more than two-and-a-half tons, somehow flying upside down is a piece of cake for the BO105! It’s the only helicopter fit for aerobatics, it’s been used by both military and civilian operators across the globe since 1970, and the German ‘Bölkow’ Twin Jet has a full bag of tricks up its sleeve to share in an awesome performance.

Pilot Aaron Fitzgerald grew up in Wenatchee, Washington – home to a United States Forrest Service Tanker base – watching airplanes and helicopters overhead as they fought fires in the surrounding mountains. Seeing these aircraft in the skies each summer instilled in him a strong desire to fly, leading him to get begin his private pilot license training at the age of 15. Aaron served as a paratrooper in the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division before joining the Red Bull Team and flying for the film and television industry. He has performed in over 100 movies and television shows. You won’t want to miss the surprises he has in store for us in this ‘unhinged whirlybird’ when he gets to Mather Airport!

We sincerely look forward to playing a role in our region’s recovery with an Airshow that will lift people’s spirits with a family-friendly weekend of excitement, show appreciation to essential workers and help our resilient communities return to some kind of normal.


Please note:
Aircraft and performers are subject to change without notice, due to operational considerations. If anything changes, we will do our best to let you know. Thank you!

Photo Credit: Flying Bulls


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