Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Sacramento County, CA -California Capital Airshow organizers are excited to announce the addition of a second jet team, the Patriots, to this year's already spectacular event. The Patriots are a four-ship civilian jet team with highly experienced airshow pilots including two former
members of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.

Sponsored by Fry's Electronics and Hot Line Construction, the Patriots' L-39s electrify spectators with fast-paced formation flying, choreographed four-ship diamond formation aerobatic maneuvers and their signature "Tail Slide" where the aircraft actually slides backwards toward the ground, something not performed by any other jet demonstration team*. Performances highlighted by computerized red, white and blue smoke systems are flown by lead pilot Dean "Wilbur" Wright, right wingman Rob "Fang" Hutchison, left wingman John "Bordz" Posson and slot pilot Paul "Sticky" Strickland.

First debuting in 2003 as a two-ship team, the 2004 season saw the addition of a third aircraft creating even more fun and excitement at air shows. With the success of the 2005 season, the Patriots added a fourth jet for the 2006 season bringing the performance to an entirely
new level. And now, the Patriots are attempting to expand their team yet again by adding two more jets to the demonstration for the 2010 season. Airshow patrons can witness the expansion process first hand as the Patriots interview and take a prospective team member up for his first
formation flight with the Patriots on Saturday at the California Capital Airshow.

The 2009 California Capital Airshow is scheduled for September 12 and 13, 2009 at Mather Airport near Rancho Cordova, CA. Tickets for the airshow and details regarding the event are now live at General admission tickets are available for $15 ($20 at the gate) and children ages 12 and under get in free. Reserved seats are available for $40 ($20 for children 12 and under) and Exclusive Governor's Club tickets that include VIP
parking are available for $175. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

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