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Win Tickets: Blue Angels Join the California Capital Airshow Lineup at Mather Field this Weekend for the First Time in Nearly a Decade

September 26, 2016


The California Capital Airshow, presented by Sacramento County in partnership with the City of Rancho Cordova, will be flying in and entertaining thousands of spectators at Mather Field this weekend, Oct. 1 & 2. And this year, the world-famous Blue Angels will perform in Sacramento for the first time in almost ten years. In addition to the Blue Angels, air performers will include military and civilian performers that will delight the crowds with jet demonstrations, acrobatics, bombers, rare warbirds, and pyrotechnics. On the ground, attendees will be able to explore aircraft, interact with pilots and crew members, and enjoy educational interactive exhibits. Here’s what’s going on especially for kids:

The Hangar. Sponsored by the Sacramento Children’s Museum, The Hangar is a family-friendly area which features action-packed inflatables and interactive activities. There is no additional charge to enter The Hanger. Ideal for children under 12 years of age.

The Launch Pad. The Launch Pad is an interactive STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) exhibit, sponsored by Aerojet Rocketdyne. The activities at this science and aviation launch pad are geared towards teenagers who are considering a STEM career. The Launch Pad combines the love of games and technology with real world applications and includes aircraft, space artifacts, robots, demonstrations and flight simulators. Ideal for 13 years and older.

What: California Capital Airshow featuring the world-famous Blue Angels

Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, with flying performances from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

When: Oct. 1 & 2, 2016

Where: Mather Field, Rancho Cordova

Tickets: $10 for children, $30 for adults. Purchase tickets here.

Win Tickets: We have got 4, 1-day tickets to give away to one of our lucky readers. If you are interested in winning these tickets, please leave a comment in the section below telling us why you would like to attend this year’s airshow. Leave your comment by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. Good luck!

23 Comments leave one →
  1. Chris M permalink
    September 28, 2016 9:37 am

    My son will really enjoy it.

  2. September 27, 2016 3:33 am

    My family and I would love to watch an airshow for the first time together, it would be so exciting to watch and I know my husband would definitely enjoy it the most because when he was a kid his grandpa was a retired air force veteran and he would take my husband and his brother to airshows a lot and that was one of his favorite memories with his grandpa. Hope we get to go! Thanks!

  3. Michelle Bombarda permalink
    September 26, 2016 6:26 pm

    Grew up watching the Blue Angles in San Francisco, would love for my daughter to see them.

  4. Marlene permalink
    September 26, 2016 3:07 pm

    We have a family of 4 this year and it will be five next year! My oldest is six and has test to see this show and I know he would absolutely love it! Thanks for the news of the new addition. Sounds exciting!

    • scvbgold permalink*
      September 28, 2016 12:27 pm

      Congratulations, Marlene! You are our winner – you have won 4 1-day tickets to this weekend’s California Capitol Airshow at Mather Field. Please contact us to claim your tickets.

  5. Avon S. permalink
    September 26, 2016 1:51 pm

    My boys will love this!

  6. September 26, 2016 1:44 pm

    My family of 4 will enjoy these tickets as my 9 year old son is all into airplanes and fighter jets. I want to show him the blue angels and thunderbirds this year.

  7. Viola permalink
    September 26, 2016 1:40 pm

    Two of my boys are crazy about airplanes. They’ll get excited to watch the air show.

  8. J Corona permalink
    September 26, 2016 1:24 pm

    We’ve never been to the air show only seen the jets flying over our house. We’d love to go!

  9. Eli Vasquez permalink
    September 26, 2016 1:07 pm

    I am a single dad to an AMAZING 5 year old. He would absolutely love to visit with the pilots, see the inside of all the different types of planes, especially since he has never been to see the Blue Angels demonstration before. Plus it would be a great activity that I’m sure will keep him entertained.

  10. Christina Aleridge permalink
    September 26, 2016 12:56 pm

    I have a 17 year old daughter who is excited about possibly be able to watch her first air show. She would love to see your launch pad exhibit as well since she is hoping to pursue a career in the S.T.E.M. field. And my husband and I would love to see the Blue Angels again since we have not seen them in over 20+ years !! Thank You.

  11. Diane Richards permalink
    September 26, 2016 12:51 pm

    I have never attended the California Capital Airshow before. With the closure of both Air Force Bases in our region, the opportunity to see the Blue Angels in the Sacramento Area is a rare treat. Would love the opportunity to see the Air Show. I miss when we could enjoy the Open Houses our local bases would have so you could see the planes up close and walk through a big one like a C-5. Events like these I remember my late Father taking me to when I was a little girl.

  12. September 26, 2016 12:38 pm

    My husband and I adopted two sister. We usually go out to celebrate our family anniversary (adoption) in October. If we win, this will be a great treat since they have never been to an airshow (just airplane museum).

  13. April Graham permalink
    September 26, 2016 12:38 pm

    I would love to win these tickets. I have never been to an airshow and I am 32. My son is 3 1/2 and would go crazy over the airplanes! Looking forward to the drawing!!!

  14. September 26, 2016 12:37 pm

    My husband and I adopted two sisters. We usually go out to celebrate our family anniversary (adoption) in October. If we win, this will be a great treat since they have never been to an airshow (just airplane museum).

  15. Sharice Harris permalink
    September 26, 2016 12:31 pm

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win these tickets for my 4 year old son and I. I am a single mom to the coolest little preschooler. We are brand new to the Sacramento area – having settled in Citrus Heights just last month. My guy would LOVE this type of thing. We came from a very small town, with little cool things to do with him, sand he has never been to something like this. As a single mommy, it can be hard to fund these cool excursions. We would love it and be so grateful!

  16. Jessica Pieper permalink
    September 26, 2016 12:22 pm

    Our son is obsessed with fighter jets and we would love to introduce him to the Blue Angels this weekend!

  17. Jennie Majestic permalink
    September 26, 2016 12:20 pm

    I would love to win these for my husband. He loves flying and used to be an avid skydiver. He is also currently military and loves these kind of events. We would love to take our kids.

  18. Theresa Franks permalink
    September 26, 2016 12:18 pm

    We’ve never been with our girls and watching planes in the sky have been their new favorite thing. We’d love to go as a family

  19. Megan Kaze permalink
    September 26, 2016 12:14 pm

    My kiddos are obsessed with airplanes and anything military since their dad is a Marine.

  20. September 26, 2016 11:47 am

    This will be our family’s first if I win. My daughter will be excited.

  21. Aliya permalink
    September 26, 2016 11:43 am

    Two of my boys are absolutely crazy about airplanes. This would a wonderful chance for them to get to experience first hand and up close these magnificent birds!

  22. Angela Jackson permalink
    September 26, 2016 11:43 am

    Looking forward to going another year. Fingers crossed.

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