California Capital Airshow | MATHER AIRPORT, SACRAMENTO

September 23 - 24, 2023

USAF Thunderbirds

On The Ground

Attractions & DISPLAYS

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Awesome Warbirds

Mustang, Lightnings, Sabre, MiG, Thunderbolt, Tomahawk, Texan, Ryan, Navion and MORE…combat aircraft and trainers that were everyday companions to airmen from World War II to the Korean War have become extraordinary treasures to many. You will see some of the most celebrated aircraft from the early 1930’s to their retirement from military service — all still flying today. These are the planes that changed the course of history.



Large Military Transport Aircraft

This massive ramp will be home for the weekend to literally tons of HUGE aircraft including the C-5 Super Galaxy M, C-17 Globemaster II, KC-10 Extender, & KC-135 Stratotanker. Don’t miss the chance to climb through the belly of one of these enormous beasts, see the cockpit, and meet the pilots and crew responsible for airlifting troops, equipment and humanitarian support across the globe. Some of these giants conduct aerial refueling, rescue and firefighting missions to such remote areas that they don’t even have traditional runways!


U-2 Dragon Lady & T-38 Talons

Beale Air Force Base provides intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance as Air Combat Command’s home for the nation’s fleet of U-2 Dragon Lady high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft and T-38 Talon supersonic trainer. Come see these aircraft up-close and meet the team!

UPS, Fed Ex & more!

Always behind tall security gates or high in the sky overhead, these behemoths circle the globe around the clock to deliver packages and goods. On an average day each of these companies deliver more than 15 million packages to more than 7.9 million customers in more than 220 countries and territories around the world. Climb on board, run amok in the enormous cargo holds and meet the men and women who operate two of the largest air-cargo fleets in the world.

Public Safety & First Responders

The best way to get the job done right is by having access to the sky! Meet the men and women that use airplanes and helicopters every day to protect and serve. A variety of law enforcement, medi-vac, surveillance and firefighting agencies will be on the ramp with lots of cool aircraft and equipment to share! Who knew all this action was going on overhead?

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