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USAF ThunderbirdsSome of the Best Pilots in the World!

The 2018 California Capital Airshow is proud to host the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, plus some of the best military and civilian aviators in the world on September 22 & 23 at Sacramento County’s Mather Airport. This will be an extraordinary airshow!

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We’re very excited to announce some NEW airshow ticket types for 2018. Thanks in large part to your survey feedback, we are bringing back the Friday night “Airshow After Dark!”, plus a brand new 3-Day General Admission Ticket, and the return of Grandstand Seating.
Our goal is to provide you with the best airshow experience possible at a range of price points. Ticket types include everything from an affordable day of aviation thrills for the whole family to a premium level air show experience. There’s something for everyone!

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As a California Capital Airshow ticket holder you get:

  • Hours of thrills, chills, and jaw-dropping excitement in the air (Friday NIGHT Gates are Open 5pm-10pm, with flying performances from 6pm-8pm and ‘Wonder Bread 5’ concert from 8pm-10pm — Saturday & Sunday Gates are open 9am-5pm, with flying performances 12pm-4pm)
  • Incomparable views to watch the action in the sky and on the ground
  • The chance to meet and talk to pilots and aircrew of civilian and military aircraft — CCA is proud to host one of the largest displays of aircraft in North America
  • Access to all the Kid’s Activity Areas, including Kiddie Hawk and the Space & Aviation Launch Pad Experience
  • Miles of colorful displays, interactive exhibits, live music and more!
  • Wide variety of food and novelty vendors, featuring local businesses and other nonprofit organizations
  • Even better … You get to securely purchase your tickets from the comfort of home or work

The ONLY Place to See the Amazing Action Like the Picture Below . . . is at the Airshow!

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Pictured above: United States Air Force Thunderbird’s Calypso Pass from show center. (The picture above is NOT “Photoshopped,” but pure aviation skill and precision.)

The most heart-pounding/spine-tingling action takes place inside the airshow gates. Nothing else comes close! Simply put . . . you won’t see the action in the picture above from your backyard or at the side of the road. Go where the action is in MAX afterburner >>> AT THE AIRSHOW!


“Airshow After Dark!” – Friday, September 21st

The 2018 California Capital Airshow will celebrate 100 years of Mather Airport in a HUGE way by bringing back ‘Airshow After Dark’ on Friday, September 21st!

As the sun sets on Friday, September 21, the skies over Mather Airport will ignite with a feast for the senses as thrilling jets and aerobatic performers light up the sky with streaming flares, showers of colorful bursts from their wings and thundering pyrotechnics. This one-of-a-kind Airshow will conclude with a MASSIVE wall of fire, breathtaking fireworks display and fun ‘Wonder Bread 5’ concert to make Mather Airport’s 100th Birthday bash truly unforgettable!

CCA Night Show 2018

The Beech 18 – Upside Down!

The award winning Matt Younkin and his Beech 18 are one of the most unusual acts on the airshow circuit! Why is it so unusual? Well, the vintage twin Beech was never designed for aerobatic flight, however, in Matt’s hands it executes a series of Cuban eights, point-rolls and even loops! You won’t want to miss the “Elephant Waltz” in which Matt rocks the wings of this huge transport more than 90 degrees with the landing gear and flaps extended!

Beech_18_Night-1‘Magic by Moonlight’

Matt Younkin continues to thrill audiences at NIGHT with ‘Magic by Moonlight’, the world’s only nighttime aerobatic performance in a Beech 18. Equipped with 17 spotlights and 13 strobes, the top of this huge transport airplane lights up the night sky. Smoke, noise, choreography, and an incredible musical score, captivates audiences in this one-of-a-kind performance!

“Mr. Airshow”

Also tearing up the sky at the 13th California Capital Airshow is the legendary Gene “Mr. Airshow” Soucy, in his ShowCat! Hear the roar of the monstrous Pratt & Whitney engine as Gene thrills with a combination of smoke, noise, and aerobatic elegance. Hold your breath as he recovers the airplane using his trademark one-wheel landing!

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An Airplane That Shoots Fireworks!

“Mr. Airshow” will also amaze the crowd at NIGHT with fireworks mounted on ShowCat’s wingtips. This act will send chills down your spine as he flies a spell-binding performance set to music against the night sky.

Important Note: “Airshow After Dark” is scheduled for Friday night, September 21st! Gates are Open 5pm-10pm, with flying performances from 6pm-8pm and ‘Wonder Bread 5’ concert from 8-10pm

‘Airshow After Dark’ General Admission Tickets

Airshow “Airshow After Dark” General Admission ADULT (ages 16 and up) Gate Price: $55.00
Airshow “Airshow After Dark” General Admission YOUTH (ages 6-15) Gate Price: $35.00

Discount “Airshow After Dark” General Admission ADULT (ages 16 and up) Price: $43.00*
Discount “Airshow After Dark” General Admission YOUTH (ages 6-15) Price: $22.50*

Insider ONLY “Airshow After Dark” General Admission ADULT (ages 16 and up) Price: $38.70*
Insider ONLY “Airshow After Dark” General Admission YOUTH (ages 6-15) Price: $21.00*

  • One General Admission Ticket purchase includes up to 4 Children (age 15 & under) FREE – (a $70 Value!)
  • Parking is included!!
  • Enjoy the evening flying performances in the air
  • Numerous displays and interactive exhibits along the ramp
  • Tickets are good for Friday ONLY

* Convenience fees may be applicable.


‘Airshow After Dark’ Grandstand Open Seating Tickets

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Airshow “Airshow After Dark” Grandstand Open Seating Area ADULT (ages 16 and up) Gate Price: $65.00
Airshow “Airshow After Dark” Grandstand Open Seating Area YOUTH (ages 2-15) Gate Price: $45.00
Discount “Airshow After Dark” Grandstand Open Seating Area ADULT (ages 16 and up) Online Price: $51.50*
Discount “Airshow After Dark” Grandstand Open Seating Area YOUTH (ages 2-15) Online Price: $28.50*

Insider ONLY “Airshow After Dark” Grandstand Open Seating ADULT (ages 16 and up) Price: $46.35*
Insider ONLY “Airshow After Dark” Grandstand Open Seating YOUTH (ages 2-15) Price: $25.65*

Enjoy the Grandstand Open Seating area, where Airshow fans will have prime view of the flight line, private restrooms, food and beverage concessions available for purchase and friendly volunteers to assist you throughout the day!

  • Special access to the Grandstand Open Seating area from 5:00pm – 10:00pm & includes admission to the Night Show
  • Parking is included!!
  • Multiple bleachers to grab a seat with an elevated view of the show
  • This area is located along the flight line, giving you awesome views of the action
  • Food and beverage concessions available in the Grandstand Open Seating area
  • Private upgraded restrooms
  • Plus everything mentioned at the top of this page!
  • Tickets are good for FRIDAY ONLY

* Convenience fees may be applicable.


‘Airshow After Dark’ Mather Club Chalet Tickets

Airshow “Airshow After Dark” Mather Club ADULT (ages 15 and up) Gate Price: $75.00
Airshow “Airshow After Dark” Mather Club YOUTH (ages 2-15) Gate Price: $55.00
Discount “Airshow After Dark” Mather Club ADULT (ages 15 and up) Online Price: $65.00*
Discount “Airshow After Dark” Mather Club YOUTH (ages 2-15) Online Price: $34.50*

Insider ONLY “Airshow After Dark” Mather Club ADULT (ages 15 and up) Price: $58.50*
Insider ONLY “Airshow After Dark” Mather Club YOUTH (ages 2-15) Price: $31.00*

Enjoy the Mather Club premium chalet, where Airshow fans will have prime viewing near Show Center, a large tented area and umbrella tables for shade, upgraded restrooms, food and beverage concessions available for purchase and friendly volunteers to assist you throughout the evening!

  • Special access to the Mather Club Chalet from 5:00pm – 10:00pm & includes admission to the Night Show
  • Parking is included!!
  • Table and chair seating – Enjoy your drink or food in comfort!
  • This area is located near airshow center, giving you awesome views of the action
  • Food and beverage concessions available in the Mather Club Chalet
  • Private upgraded restrooms
  • Plus everything mentioned at the top of this page!
  • Tickets are good for Friday ONLY

* Convenience fees may be applicable.


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Weekend Bundle General Admission Tickets — 3 Days of Airshow FUN – NEW FOR 2018!

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Airshow Gate WEEKEND BUNDLE “General Admission” Gate Price: $150

Discount ONLY WEEKEND BUNDLE “General Admission” Online Price: $110.00*
Insider ONLY WEEKEND BUNDLE “General Admission” Price: $99.00*

The Weekend Ticket Bundle offers, one ADULT general admission, plus four YOUTH to the magical night show and concert on Friday, September 21st, but also one ADULT general admission, plus four YOUTH to the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds-headlined airshows on Saturday, September 22nd AND Sunday, September 23rd.

  • ONE Adult General admission to the Airshow (ages 16 and older) – PLUS FOUR (4) Youth General Admission (ages 6-15) tickets
  • Good for THREE DAYS – Friday, September 21 (PARKING FEE INCLUDED), Saturday, September 22 ($10 PARKING FEE ADD’L) AND Sunday, September 23 ($10 PARKING FEE ADD’L)
  • Receive a unique plastic wristband upon entrance on Friday Night that will be used for admittance throughout the weekend
  • Tickets are non-transferable
  • Plus everything mentioned at the top of this page!

* Convenience fees may be applicable.


Airshow General Admission Tickets

Airshow Gate “General Admission” ADULT (ages 6 and up) Gate Price: $35
Discount “General Admission” ADULT (ages 6 and up) Online Price: $25.00*
Insider ONLY “General Admission” ADULT (ages 6 and up) Price: $22.50*

  • One General Admission Ticket purchase includes up to 4 Children (age 15 & under) FREE – (a $60 Value!)
  • Enjoy the flying performances in the air
  • Numerous displays and interactive exhibits along the ramp
  • Please note: Tickets are good for ONE DAY ONLY, Saturday OR Sunday
  • Ages 5 and under are FREE for General Admission Only!
  • Buy online and avoid on-site ticket purchase lines!

* Convenience fees may be applicable.

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Airshow Grandstand Open Seating

Grandstand Flipped!

Airshow Gate “Grandstand” Adult (ages 16 and up) Seating Gate Price: $45.00
Airshow Gate “Grandstand” Youth (ages 2-15) Seating Gate Price: 25.00
Discount “Grandstand” Adult (ages 16 and up) Online Price: $32.50*
Discount “Grandstand” Youth (ages 2-15) Online Price: $20.00*

Insider ONLY “Grandstand” Adult (ages 16 and up) Seating Price: $29.25*
Insider ONLY “Grandstand” Youth (ages 2-15) Seating Price: $18.00*

Enjoy the Grandstand Open Seating area, where Airshow fans will have prime view of the flight line, private restrooms, food and beverage concessions available for purchase and friendly volunteers to assist you throughout the day!

  • Special access to the Grandstand Open Seating area from 9:00am-5:00pm & includes admission to the Airshow
  • Multiple bleachers to grab a seat with an elevated view of the show
  • This area is located along the flight line, giving you awesome views of the action
  • Food and beverage concessions available in the Grandstand Open Seating area
  • Private upgraded restrooms
  • Plus everything mentioned at the top of this page!
  • Tickets are good for ONE DAY ONLY, Saturday OR Sunday

* Convenience fees may be applicable.


Airshow Mather Club Chalet

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Airshow Gate Mather Club Adult (ages 16 and up) Ticket Price: $65.00

Airshow Gate Mather Club Youth (ages 2-15) Ticket Price: $35.00

Discount Mather Club Adult (ages 16 and up) Online Ticket Price: $47.50
Discount Mather Club Youth (ages 2-15) Online Ticket Price: $30.00

Insider ONLY ‘Mather Club Chalet’ Adult (ages 16 and up) Price: $42.75*
Insider ONLY ‘Mather Club Chalet’ Youth (ages 2-15) Price: $27.00*

Enjoy the Mather Club premium chalet, where Airshow fans will have prime viewing near Show Center, large tented area and umbrella tables for shade, upgraded restrooms, food and beverage concessions available for purchase and friendly volunteers to assist you throughout the day!

  • Special access to the Mather Club Chalet from 9:00am – 5:00pm & includes admission to the Airshow
  • Table and chair seating – Enjoy your drink or food in shade
  • This area is located near airshow center, giving you awesome views of the action
  • Food and beverage concessions available in the Mather Club Chalet
  • Plus everything mentioned at the top of this page!
  • Tickets are good for ONE DAY ONLY, Saturday or Sunday (your choice at purchase)

* Convenience fees may be applicable.

The Mather Club Chalet is expected to sell out — buy now, SAVE, and secure your spot!

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Purchase your parking pass online NOW to save time and maximize your fun!

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Airshow Flight Line Club

Airshow Gate ‘Flight Line Club’ Adult Price: (ages 16 and up): $95
Airshow Gate ‘Flight Line Club’ Youth Price: (ages 2-15): $45

Discount ‘Flight Line Club’ Adult Price: (ages 16 and up): SATURDAY $85.00/SUNDAY $75.00*
Discount ‘Flight Line Club’ Youth Price: (ages 2-15): SATURDAY $35.00/SUNDAY $35.00*

Insider ONLY ‘Flight Line Club’ Adult Price: (ages 16 and up): SATURDAY $76.50/SUNDAY $67.50*
Insider ONLY ‘Flight Line Club’ Youth Price: (ages 2-15): SATURDAY $31.50/SUNDAY $31.50*

Upgrade Your Airshow Experience and Purchase Flight Line Club Tickets!

As a Flight Line Club ticket holder, you get:

  • Access to the Flight Line Club 9:00AM – 5:00PM & includes admission to the Airshow
  • Prime view near show center – Great for photographs
  • Stay out of the sun in our large shaded tent area – plenty of room to eat or relax comfortably
  • Open air table and chair seating – enjoy the airshow in comfort
  • Lunch served 11:30am – 1:30pm – NEW Menu, thanks to your valuable input!
  • Use of upgraded washrooms exclusive to your chalet
  • Unlimited water, iced tea and lemonade bar – Never Go Thirsty!
  • Our dedicated friendly volunteers ensure you have a great Flight Line Club experience
  • Plus everything mentioned at the top of this page!

* Convenience fees may be applicable.

Flight Line Club tickets are in very high demand — tickets will sell out before the Airshow — BUY NOW!
Don’t forget parking!

Purchase your parking pass online NOW to save time and maximize your fun!

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The Airshow Capital Club – VIP Experience!

Airshow Gate ‘Capital Club’ Adult Price (ages 16 and up): $250
Airshow Gate ‘Capital Club’ Youth Price (ages 2-15) Ticket Price: $85
Discount ‘Capital Club’ Adult Price (ages 16 and up): SATURDAY $195 / SUNDAY $185.00*
Discount Youth Price (ages 2-15) Ticket Price: SAT: $70.00* / SUN: $65.00*

Insider ONLY ‘Capital Club’ Adult Price (ages 16 and up): SATURDAY $175.50 / SUNDAY $166.50*
Insider ONLY Youth Price (ages 2-15) Ticket Price: SAT: $63.50* / SUN: $58.50*

Capital_Club_2_SMAs a Capital Club VIP Ticket holder, you get:

  • Access to the Capital Club 9:00AM – 5:00PM & includes admission to the Airshow
  • VIP Parking Pass – Not available to the public! Pass will be emailed closer to the Airshow!
  • Best seats in the house — up close to the action with a prime view of show center
  • Comfortable open air seating – sit comfortably without the crowds
  • Scrumptiously catered lunch and dessert bar with a NEW Menu, thanks to your valuable input!!!
  • Open Cocktail, Beer, Wine, and Soft Drink Bar – NEVER go thirsty (Age Restricted – Valid photo ID required)
  • Executive VIP washrooms exclusive to your chalet
  • Plus everything else mentioned at the top of this page!
  • Tickets are good for ONE DAY ONLY, Saturday or Sunday (your choice at purchase)

* Convenience fees may be applicable.

Capital Club VIP tickets are in very high demand — tickets will sell out before the Airshow – BUY NOW AND SAVE!!!


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Standard Parking: $10

Oversized Vehicle Parking: $50

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Ticket Purchasing Issues

Use the following link if you have any ticket customer service or ticket printing issues: https://www.eventbrite.com/support/contact-us

All Airshow tickets can be ordered and printed on your own printer through our ticketing partner Eventrbite. Avoid waiting in line! Place your order and pay online, then print your tickets on your own home or office printer at your convenience.

*Convenience Fees: Some ticket types include a nominal service fee. All ticket transactions and payment are processed through a industry-standard secure online interface.

Please note: All sales are final and no refunds can be offered.

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Please note – No Ticket Refunds
Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds on airshow tickets. Rest assured, the airshow is a rain-or-shine event. You should know that all performers have high, low and flat shows that can safely accommodate for different types of weather. There are also going to be amazing display aircraft on the ground. Aircraft (especially military) are subject to operational requirements. Aircraft and performers are subject to change without notice. If anything changes, we’ll let you know.

Photo Credits: Clark Cook, Mark E. Loper, Tyson Rininger