Wednesday, December 10, 2008

USAF Thunderbirds Headline 2009 California Capital Airshow

The 2009 California Capital Airshow was announced as host for the 2009 USAF Thunderbirds September 12-13, 2009 at Mather Airport during the International Council of AirshowsConvention in Las Vegas, NV. In addition to confirmation of the USAF demonstration squadron, Sacramento will also host Air Force Week.

"With Sacramento's long history of Air Force presence at two former Air Force bases that have been successfully converted to civilian use, we are thrilled to have the USAF Thunderbirds back at Mather Airport for the 2009 California Capital Airshow" said G. Hardy Acree, California Capital Airshow Board Chair. "Designation as one of three cities to host Air Force Week in 2009 serves as recognition of the region's richaviation heritage and support of our service men and women."

The September 2009 show will mark the Thunderbirds' second appearance at the popular Northern California airshow. In addition, the show will host an impressive array of military and law enforcement aircraft, aerobatic and specialty performers, vintage and amphibious aircraft, new aircraft displays, and colorful warbirds.

"We are excited to welcome the Thunderbirds back to the Sacramento region as our headliner," said Darcy Brewer, California Capital Airshow Executive Director. "With the number of aircraft on static display and the thrilling lineup of civilian and military demonstrations, the show is not to be missed."

Air Force Week culminates with the 2009 California Capital Airshow at Mather Airport September 12-13. The show features performances by the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds.

Tickets for the 2009 California Capital Airshow as well as details regarding the event are now live at General admission tickets are available for $12 ($20 at the gate), reserved seats are available for $40 and Governor's Club tickets that include VIP parking are available for $175.

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