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California Capital Airshow Presents International Headliner

Apr 23, 2024 05:49PM ● By California Capital Airshow News Release

This year, the California Capital Airshow will welcome the Italian Jet Team Frecce Tricolori. The international jet team is one of several performances that will amaze audiences of all ages. Photo courtesy of California Capital Airshow


SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - The 18th annual California Capital Airshow, presented by Sacramento County in partnership with the City of Rancho Cordova, returns to Mather Airport on July 13 and 14. Headlined by the world-renowned Italian jet team, Frecce Tricolori, the airshow will feature an extraordinary lineup of performers, miles of ground attractions and the anticipated return of nighttime aerial performances with pyrotechnics and fireworks.

The airshow will be part of Frecce Tricolori’s first North American tour in more than 30 years and is the only location in the Western United States where spectators can witness their full performance. Frecce Tricolori consists of 10 high-flying Aermacchi MB-339 aircraft, making it the Guinness World Record holder of the most jet aircraft in a military aerobatic display team.

“It’s a great privilege to be able to bring these world-class performers to Sacramento for a one-of-a-kind airshow,” said California Capital Airshow Executive Director Darcy Brewer. “The return of our night show adds a whole new dimension of excitement to the event. This is going to be an airshow you don’t want to miss!”

This unique show features four hours of nonstop aerial performances beginning at 6 p.m. each day. Performers will include the United States Navy F-18 Super Hornet Demonstration Team, U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning and C-17 Globemaster Demonstration Teams, historic warbirds and highly-skilled civilian performers. As the sun sets, performers will fly with lights and pyrotechnics. The show will conclude with a pyro-musical fireworks show.

Fans are encouraged to sign-up for free as Airshow Insiders on the airshow’s website to receive the latest event news and updates. Insiders will receive early access to purchase discounted tickets. Tickets will be available to the public starting May 1. Tickets to this year’s event are limited, so those hoping to attend are encouraged to purchase their tickets early.

Frecce Tricolori Aermacchi MB-339 aircraft

 The airshow will be part of Frecce Tricolori’s first North American tour in more than 30 years and is the only location in the Western United States where spectators can witness Frecce Tricolori’s full performance. Frecce Tricolori consists of 10 high-flying Aermacchi MB-339 aircraft, making it the Guinness World Record holder of the most jet aircraft in a military aerobatic display team. Photo courtesy of California Capital Airshow


The California Capital Airshow’s generous partners are Sacramento County, the City of Rancho Cordova, Modern Aviation, Keurig Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Visit Rancho Cordova, Folsom Lake Dodge, Donaghy Sales, SMUD, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, Atlas Disposal, Sunbelt, Teichert, FOX 40, iHeart Media and UPS. In addition, the airshow team is grateful to a long list of committed community supporters, as well as the teams of law enforcement and emergency services that give their time and energy to keep everyone safe.

Visit CaliforniaCapitalAirshow.com for tickets and event information.

About California Capital Airshow

Established in 2004, the nonprofit California Capital Airshow plans and operates the exciting, family-friendly annual event designed to honor the Sacramento region’s rich aviation heritage and veterans while using the power and magic of flight to inspire young people.

The California Capital Airshow gives back to the community through scholarships, charitable group donations and exciting educational youth programming throughout the year. For more information about the airshow, performers, and discount tickets, visit www.californiacapitalairshow.com.

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