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Your Guide to the California Capital Airshow

Complete with bombers, jumpers, the United States Navy Blue Angels, and so much more, the California Capital Airshow will be here before you know it!

On October 5-6, Rancho Cordova's Mather Airport is hosting the 14th annual California Capital Airshow, which has become one of the nation's largest and most highly respected airshows. Even if you don't know much about aviation or aren't familiar with airshows, we promise, this event is fun for the whole family! Keep reading for the top 5 reasons why you can't miss the 2019 California Capital Airshow. Get ready to tear up the Sacramento skies!


Stay tuned for information about the 2019 lineup. Last year’s event included the Thunderbirds, Royal Canadian Air Force, The U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper Demonstration Team, the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team and more! The event will feature the best military and civilian performers in the world. The performers sync perfectly in the air, and the speeds they reach are incredible.


Back again in 2019, you'll have the chance to explore grounded planes, meet pilots and interact with crew members. This is your chance to get up close and personal if you love aviation. Nothing is more fascinating than touring vintage military planes, especially when they flew back in World War II.


The Airshow is also family friendly, and your kids will love visiting the interactive exhibits. Teens and young kids can watch demonstrations, participate in games and fly simulators! If your kids love playing video games, they can see how games and technology intersect with real-world applications. With the stunning performances, surprise flyovers and exhibits, the 2019 California Capital Airshow will be a once-in-a-lifetime event. For those traveling from afar, here are the best Rancho Cordova hotels and a ideas for other fun things to do while you’re in the area

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