California Capital Airshow takes off today at Mather Airport

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California Capital Airshow kicks off today at Mather Airport — 5 a.m.

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California Capital Airshow kicks off today at Mather Airport

California Capital Airshow kicks off today at Mather Airport — 11 a.m.

California Capital Airshow kicks off today at Mather Airport — 11 a.m.

The wait is finally over; it is the first day of the California Capital Airshow.

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Friday through Sunday, aircraft like the USAF Thunderbirds and the Canadian Snowbirds will fly across our skies, honoring veterans and giving back to the community.

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Here’s what spectators can expect Friday:

  • Thunderbirds – “Bringing the rock and roll to the airshow!  The Ambassadors in blue demonstrate a clear example of America’s air power – flying six F-16 Fight Falcons for fans of all ages.”
  • Travis AFB – “Look up to see a 3-ship flight of some of the largest aircraft in America’s inventory – C-5M Galaxy, C-17 Globemaster III and KC-10A Extender.”
  • Beale AFB Surveillance Specialists – “Keep a sharp eye out for a unique formation consisting of a U-2 Dragon Lady and two black and red T-38 Talons.”
  • F-18 Super Hornet Tactical Demo from U.S. Navy Lemoore – “As the workhorse of Naval Aviation and the tip of the spear supporting aircraft carrier operations, this ‘Rhino’ has been securing our seas for decades.”
  • USAF F-35 Lightning II – “When Major Kristin “BEO” Wolfe climbs into the F-35, she’s strapping into the centerpiece of 21st century global security.  You’re going to see and feel the power and maneuverability of America’s finest front-line fighter jet.”
  • Air Force Heritage Flight – “The formation flight of the iconic Lockheed WWII P-38 Lightning and the modern Lockheed F-35 Lightning II serves not only as a dramatic display of our nation’s air power history, but also as a living memorial to the men and women who have served or are serving in the United States Air Force.”

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