2017 California Capital Airshow
Please take a few moments to check out the great line-up of world-class performers below.
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Please Note: Performers are subject to change or cancellation without notice. If there are any changes, we’ll do our best to let you know. Thank you!
Patriots Jet Team
Dedicated. Precise. Dynamic.
A disciplined, six-jet precision demonstration that entertains, inspires and educates. Based in Byron, CA, the Patriots Jet Team features pilots who were formerly part of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Navy Blue Angels, and Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds.
USN F/A-18 Super Hornet
The United States Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron 106 (VFA-106), also known as the “Gladiators”, stationed at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia will be rocking the skies! This twin-engine, supersonic, all weather multi-role fighter jet is capable of landing and taking off from an aircraft carrier.
USAF Heritage Flight
With A-10 and P-38
The Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation (AFHFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was formed on December 6, 2010 with the primary charitable mission of providing Heritage Flights to the public. Our civilian Heritage Flight pilots fly alongside modern USAF fighter/attack jets in vintage warbirds.
A-10 Thunderbolt II
You won’t want to miss this series of formation flyovers featuring the current A-10 Thunderbolt II before it joins up with the P-38 Lightning!
Representing the 144th Fighter Wing and the nearly 5,000 men and women of YOUR CA Air National Guard, Colonel Victor “SIKO” Sikora will be flying the F-15C Eagle with a performance that includes a series of high speed passes, afterburner shock diamonds, and close circuit pattern work with lots of noise at the 2017 Airshow! You will get to see the raw power of the F-15’s dual Pratt & Whitney F100 engines.
California Air National Guard
Defending Our Homes, Our Country and Our Freedom
The 146th Airlift Wing, 144th Fighter Wing and 129th Rescue Wing will demonstrate the C-130J’s Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS), fly the F-15C Eagle showing off the maneuverability and power of this Air Superiority tactical fighter and showcase the MC-130P Combat Shadow, HH-60G Pave Hawk Helicopters and elite Pararescue Jumpers (PJ’s) to simulate a long-range Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) mission similar to those taken place in Iraq and Afghanistan.
E-4B National Airborne Operations Center
The Boeing E-4 Advanced Airborne Command Post, is a Boeing 747-200 airframe specially modified to serve as a survivable mobile command post for the National Command Authority. Watch this beast conduct a series of awe-inspiring passes before returning to its secure location elsewhere!
Planes of Fame, Korean War Dogfight Demonstration
Join us 65 years back in time over the northwestern portion of North Korea to a place called Mig Alley where the F-86 claimed a phenomenal 10 to 1 kills-to-losses ratio over the Soviet built Mig 15. You can see for yourself how the mighty F-86 was able to defeat the Mig 15 in a classic dogfight.
Steve Hinton and the P-38 Lightning
Take one of the best performing and most beautiful fighters of World War Two and stick one of the most talented and experienced warbirds pilots of today in it, and you will be left in awe by the sight and sound of the P-38 Lightning in the hands of Steve Hinton.
Patriot Parachute Team
The Patriot Parachute Team is a team of professional parachutists who formerly served as active duty Navy SEALs. As SEALs, parachuting into different and challenging environments was our duty. At the Patriot Parachute Team, it is our passion. We have taken that same dedication, precision and discipline and transformed it into a once in a lifetime experience for your guests or audience.
Kent Pietsch Interstate Cadet
While most aerobatic performers have one basic program, Kent executes three storied acts in his Interstate Cadet that leave spectators mesmerized. These include a dead-stick (turning the engine off) routine from 6,000 feet and a rooftop landing on a moving RV! However, Kent is best known for a comedy act that features a detached aileron (wing flap) and a mesmerizing wingtip-scraping pass down the runway that you must see to believe. When Kent is at the controls of his plane, it is impossible not to watch him perform.
Bill Stein Edge 540
Bill Stein’s passion for precision flying is evident with his dazzling air show routine in his Zivko Edge 540. He has logged over 5,000 hours of aerobatic and formation flight beginning when he was still a student pilot and has been dedicated to perfecting his skills ever since.
Precision Exotics brings unique performances to air shows across the country. Performances car vs plane in high-speed runway races and possibly a para jumpers landing in a moving car. Don’t miss this unique performance!