Thursday, June 12, 2014

California Capital Airshow Announces Performer and Aircraft Line Up Just in Time for Father’s Day

The ultimate family adventure returns to Sacramento this September along with fan favorite, the USAF F-22 Raptor Jet Demonstration Team

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- (June 12, 2014) -- The ninth annual California Capital Airshow (CCA), presented by Sacramento County, today announced its headlining act, the United States Air Force (USAF) Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team as well as its roster of awe-inspiring performers, aircraft and interactive exhibits for the 2014 Show scheduled September 6-7, at Mather Airport.  Just in time for Father’s Day, tickets are on sale now and can easily be purchased at the airshow website -

The USAF F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team will return to the skies of Sacramento headlining the this September. Even when sitting at idle on the ground, the F-22 Raptor is intimidating, and once on the move, it simply defies the laws of physics. Unmatched by any known or projected aircraft, the world’s only operational, stealth fighter was designed to guarantee U.S. air dominance for the next 40 years. The F-22 Raptor is a beast that simply cannot be tamed.

“You won’t believe your skies! No matter what aircraft is screaming through the skies over Mather Airport, it is always thrilling, but more importantly, it’s an experience. You won’t want to miss it!” said Darcy Brewer, executive director of the California Capital Airshow. “The Airshow is an event for the whole family, providing young people with endless exhibits and interactive displays exploring the world of aviation and the many opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math related fields. CCA fans will be inspired as they watch the skies come alive, meet and greet the pilots and crew, and explore historic aircraft along the ramp and so much more.”

The Harrier Jump Jet will render fans speechless! Arguably, one of the greatest breakthroughs in aircraft technology, the unique Harrier Jump Jet is capable of vertical takeoffs and landings, providing the U.S. Marine Corps with mobility, flexibility and firepower. Don’t miss the rare chance to see this remarkable aircraft show off!

The Patriots Jet Demonstration Team returns with their signature high-flying action. Characterized by fast paced formation flying, six-ship diamond formation aerobatic maneuvers, and computerized red, white and blue smoke system, the Patriots will rock the skies of Sacramento.

Fans will be holding on to their seats because Sacramento is in store for a wild ride with new and returning performers. In addition, the Show will showcase 'Stars & Stripes Forever’ a salute to veterans and the greatest generation. Attendees will step back in time with an authentic theatrical production featuring live USO-style music, costumes and pyrotechnics. 2014 is the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the colorful tribute will be a fitting way to honor one of the most important events of the 20th century while showing gratitude to the men and women who have and continue to serve and sacrifice in order to provide the freedoms we all enjoy today.

In addition to the military and civilian jet team performances, the Airshow will showcase world-renowned aerobatic performers, warbirds, and vintage aircraft that will inspire both young and old to dream big.  Performers include (but not limited to):

•    USAF Heritage Flight – Featuring the F-22 Raptor, P-51 Mustang and everyone’s favorite, the P-38 Lightning
•    Lucas Oil Aerobatics and Parachute Team - Including Mike Wiskus flying gravity-defying aerobatics in his Pitts S-1-11b, and the Lucas Oil Parachute Team as they open the Show with the American Flag followed by a series of breathtaking jumps later on in the Show
•    Gregory Colyer – The Ace Maker featuring the iconic Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star
•    Bill Braack – Smoke N’ Thunder Jet Car, racing down the runway at close to 400 mph
•    The Tombstone Riders – Welcome to the Wild, Wild West! Complete with narrative and story line, the Tombstone Riders will present a truly wild west, wingwalking extravaganza!
•    Warbirds Galore! Need we say more?
•    Pyrotechnics! Are you ready for the wall of fire?
•    Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Space and Aviation LaunchPad
•    Miles of exhibits and displays, food, music
•    And, so much more!

“Airshow fans will enjoy an action packed weekend both on the ground and in the air.  Every gravity-defying maneuver, fly-over and aerobatic performance will leave you speechless. It’s going to be an incredible show!” continued Brewer.

The following sponsors and community partners have generously contributed to 2014 California Capital Airshow: Sacramento County, Aerojet Rocketdyne, City of Rancho Cordova, SAFE Credit Union, Sacramento Jet Center, Wargaming, and Fox40.

Sponsorship information and hi-resolution images are available online at

CCA is the ‘ultimate family adventure’ for all ages and so much more! Tickets are now available online and can be easily purchased at the Airshow web site,  The Airshow web site will be updated regularly with news, attraction information and more. Fans can follow the Airshow on Facebook and Twitter (calcapairshow), and now on Instagram (@capitalairshow).

About California Capital Airshow
Established in 2004, the California Capital Airshow has become one of the largest and most highly- respected shows in the nation.  CCA is an exciting and family-friendly non-profit regional event designed to honor the Sacramento region’s rich aviation heritage and veterans while inspiring young people to pursue education and careers in the areas of science, technology, engineering, math, aviation, aeronautics or aerospace. The non-profit organization gives back to the community through scholarships, charitable group donations, and a wide variety of community events and exciting educational programs throughout the year. For more information about the California Capital Airshow, please visit

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