Here’s Why the California Capital Airshow is a Must-See Event

Well, it’s that time of year again… time to fly high in Rancho Cordova! The California Capital Airshow 2017 is back in town this September 9-10 with new performers, displays and even more waiting for you. To get the fun started, we came up with an itinerary for you! Read further for the top three reasons why the airshow is a must-see event.

In the Air
Alright, we all know the primary reason you enjoy the airshow -- the world-class performers! While performing daring tricks, watch the Patriots Jet Team, USAF Heritage Flight and USN F/A-18 Super Hornet soar high above Mather Airport. You’ll get an impressive mix of fighter/attack jets, professional parachutists and civilian pilots. Previous shows have been described as a “spectacle of the sky” and you can expect the California Capital Airshow 2017 to be nothing less than spectacular again this year.

On the Ground
In addition to the show in the sky, there is still some first-class entertainment on the ground. Both the Aerojet Rocketdyne LaunchPad and the Kiddie Hawk are engaging, kid-friendly displays that are perfect for the entire family. Personally, we’re kind of obsessed with the Kiddie Hawk! It even offers services for nursing mothers and other perks that make the Airshow comfortable for parents and children. And lucky for you, there are endless things for kids to do in and around Rancho Cordova.


Take a Ride
Although these performances and services come with the California Capital Airshow tickets, you can go a step further as you can purchase a ride in a WWII Warbird! Cross an item off your bucket list by taking a ride in your choice of a P-51 Mustang, T-6 Texan and/or PBJ (USMC B-25)... if you haven’t guessed it already, these will sell fast! If looking for the ride of your life, get to this opportunity as soon as possible.


What to make the most out of the weekend? Stay the night! In addition to Rancho Cordova’s 16 lovely hotels to choose from, the airshow has special rates available just for its guests.

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