(FOX40.COM) — The California Capital Airshow returns to historic Mather Airport for the 17th year with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds.

Starting at 6 a.m., FOX40 hosted their morning shows live from Mather Airport and will continue their live coverage this afternoon and evening.

Friday will be the last day to purchase tickets at a discounted price. Gates open for the air show at 9 a.m. on Saturday and the first performance will begin at noon.

Make sure to stop by the FOX40 booth where you can meet FOX40 team members like Nikki Laurenzo, Eric Harryman, Monica De Anda and Eric Rucker.

The airfield at Mather Airport is already filled with some of the United States Air Force’s largest planes, fastest planes, highest-flying planes and a plane that is brand new to Travis Air Force Base.

This year’s airshow will include performances from the A-10 Thunderbolt II, P-51 Mustang, USAF C-17 Globemaster III, U-2 Dragon Lady, F/A-18 Super Hornet and more.