Thursday, August 25, 2011

2011 California Capital Airshow Exhilarates and Thrills Fans with Explosive Excitement and Inspiring Tributes

Airshow to celebrate and honor 100 years of Naval Aviation

 and showcase meaningful performances and tributes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – (August 25, 2011) – The California Capital Airshow, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the importance of aviation for continued economic growth, inspiration and educational opportunities for today’s youth, and enhancing awareness for the service and sacrifice of our military men and women, today announced the current Airshow highlights, which will exhilarate, thrill and inspire fans of all ages.  The Airshow, located at Mather Airport, thunders into Sacramento on September 10-11, and will honor several important anniversaries. 2011 marks 100 years of Naval Aviation, an achievement the CCA will celebrate by featuring a fighter jet demonstration by the US Navy F-18 Super Hornet as well as a Legacy Flight starring the Grumman F6F Hellcat. 

“Each year we strive to bring new and exciting performers, unique aircraft, and interactive displays to Sacramento, and this year will be an event that you will never forget!” said Darcy Brewer, executive director of the California Capital Airshow. “Tora!Tora!Tora! is making its first trip ever to Northern California and fans will not be disappointed.  Tora is a choreographed, living history lesson with pyrotechnics and precision flying all set to music, but the show certainly doesn’t stop there.  We will have something for everyone and every age – from exhilarating military jet demonstrations and aerobatics soaring overhead to a Kids Zone with interactive, educational exhibits – it’s going to be an incredible show that will leave you begging for more.”

Airshow fans will also experience the raw power and extreme capabilities of the F-15E Strike Eagle Demonstration Team, the electrifying Patriots Jet Team, aerobatic champion, Patty Wagstaff, and a USAF Heritage Flight.  Rounding out the line-up will be the Shockwave Jet Truck, Otto the Helicopter, Dan Buchanan, local air show pilot, Tim Decker, more fighter jets, warbirds, vintage aircraft, and some of the largest transport jets on Earth.

Additionally, the 2011 show will pay homage to the tenth anniversary of 9/11 as well as hosting Pearl Harbor honorees and their families from across the western United States as a tribute to the 70th anniversary of December 7, 1941.

CCA Announces Upgraded Ticket Option

Join us this year at the Flight Line Club, where Airshow fans will have prime viewing near Show Center, large tent for shade, open air seating, hosted water, iced tea, lemonade, lunch and so much more! Not available for purchase at the gate – available only online at the California Capital Airshow website or at your local Costco.  Tickets are $65.00 per person and available for limited time only.
General Admission tickets to the 2010 California Capital Airshow at Mather Airport are now available online and can be easily purchased at the Airshow web site or at all SAFE Credit Union locations throughout the region.

The Airshow web site will be updated regularly with news, attraction information and more.  Community members and attendees can also follow the Airshow on Facebook and Twitter (#calcapairshow).  High resolution photos are available online as well as the application for media credentials.

About California Capital Airshow

Established in 2004, the California Capital Airshow has become one of the largest and highly-respected airshows in the nation.  As part of its community relations, the non-profit organization has awarded over 80 scholarships to deserving students from our region with an interest in science, technology, engineering, math, aviation, aerospace, and aeronautics.  For more information about the California Capital Airshow, please visit or join us on Facebook.

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