2018 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!
Canadian Forces F-18 Hornet Demonstration
It’s gonna get loud! Get ready as our friends to the north, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), rip through the skies of Sacramento in the custom painted CF-18 Hornet. (Its twin engines generate enough thrust to lift 24 full-size pick-up trucks off the ground!)
One of just a few stops in the US, the CF-18 Demonstration Team comes to Mather Airport to wow audiences with the power, speed and capability of this legendary jet.
U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
The Thunderbirds perform for crowds all over the world with the mission to display the pride, precision and professionalism of the men and women of the United States Air Force. Returning to Sacramento for the first time since 2015, the Thunderbirds will thrill crowds with each demonstration that combines years of training and experience and what the Thunderbirds describe as “an attitude of excellence” to showcase the Air Force.
The F-16 Fighting Falcon jets blaze through the sky, flying only a few feet apart from wingtip to wingtip. It gets loud and proud as Thunderbird solo pilots show of their skills as well as the maximum capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon – the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet. Get ready Sacramento!