Sacramento County, CA

09/28/2022 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/28/2022 14:46

The CA Capital Airshow is Ready To Take Flight

​The California Capital Airshow (CCA), presented by Sacramento County in partnership with the City of Rancho Cordova, is cleared for take-off!

From Friday, Sept. 30 - Sunday, Oct. 2, Sacramento County's Mather Airport will host the 16th annual California Capital Airshow, which has become one of the nation's largest and most highly respected airshows.

This year the family-friendly festival will feature a multi-national salute commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the United States Air Force. Attendees will experience the world's most talented pilots and capable aircraft both in the air and on the ground, including the long-awaited return of the US Air Force F-22 Raptor, the Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet, US Navy Growler and an extensive list of exhilarating military jet performances, powerful historic aircraft, and miles of activities.

The wildly popular Friday afternoon Drive-In Airshow is back on Sept. 30 from 3:30 - 7 p.m. with an all-new tailgate party component. The performances, narration and music will differ from Saturday and Sunday's events, and more than 20 military jets will tear up the sky in just three hours.

The flying-only family picnic-style event will be followed by two traditional open display ramp days on Saturday, Oct. 1, and Sunday, Oct. 2. Festival attractions include unique aircraft displays, interactive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities, live music, food and fun that you've come to expect from the California Capital Airshow crew. Families can enjoy the exciting festival along the ramp from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., with action-packed flying performances from 12 - 4 p.m.

"CCA's professionally choreographed aerial demonstrations are unlike anything you will see anywhere else. They not only share America's story but show gratitude to the men and women who serve and sacrifice while providing a platform for real-life heroes and legends to be on the ground to meet and inspire kids," said Darcy Brewer, executive director of the California Capital Airshow. "Most folks don't know it, but in the air, on the ground and throughout the year, our team uses the power and magic of flight to inspire young people."

The California Capital Airshow not only serves as a thrilling and unforgettable civic amenity but also shines a spotlight on our region. Each year, the Airshow draws thousands of California residents and national and international visitors. Annual economic impact stemming from the Airshow to benefit the Sacramento Region totals $7.1 million.

With less than two days to go until the big show, there is still time to purchase Airshow discounted tickets and get the inside scoop by becoming an Airshow Insider. Sign up for free at No tickets will be available onsite Airshow weekend. ​