They’re Back! World Famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels Return to the Skies of Sacramento Headlining the 2016 California Capital Airshow

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The California Capital Airshow, presented by Sacramento County in
partnership with the City of Rancho Cordova, today announced its
official 2016 show dates and headlining act, U.S. Navy Flight
Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels. The Show, scheduled for October
1-2, 2016, at Mather Airport will announce ticket availability in the
coming months.

Look up Sacramento! Catch a glimpse of what’s in store this October as
advance pilots, Lieutenant
Tyler Davies
(Blue Angel #7) and Captain
Corrie Mays
(Blue Angel #8), arrive this morning in the iconic blue
and gold Boeing F/A-18 Hornet to complete a thorough site survey in
preparation for the team’s performance in October.

“We are ecstatic to host the Blue Angels,” said Darcy Brewer, executive
director of the California Capital Airshow. “It’s been nearly a decade
since the team has graced the skies of the state capital and we are
beyond excited to showcase them as they celebrate their 70th

The mission of the Blue Angels is to showcase the pride and
professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring
a culture of excellence and service to the Country through flight
demonstrations and community outreach. In 2016, the Blue Angels will
celebrate their 70th anniversary; performing since 1946, the team has
thrilled and inspired more than 484 million spectators.

“The fans have been clamoring for the team’s return for years and we
can’t wait to share the news. We’re planning to host our biggest show
yet and are looking forward to another epic event,” added Brewer.

In addition to the unparalleled precision of the Blue Angels, the 2016
Airshow will feature top military and civilian performers including jet
demonstrations, high-energy aerobatics, rare warbirds, bombers, and
pyrotechnics. On the ground, attendees will be able to explore aircraft
displays, interact with pilots and crewmembers, and experience
attractions and educational exhibits designed to promote science,
technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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The Airshow
website is updated regularly with news, attraction information and more.
Fans can follow the Airshow on Facebook,
Twitter (@calcapairshow) and Instagram (capitalairshow).

About California Capital Airshow

Established in 2004, the California Capital Airshow (CCA) is an
exciting, family-friendly non-profit event designed to honor the
Sacramento region’s rich aviation heritage and veterans. Using the power
and magic of flight to inspire young people to pursue education and
careers in science, technology, engineering, math, aviation, aeronautics
or aerospace; while attracting visitors from all over the nation and
beyond to discover what’s special about where we live, work and thrive.
CCA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization who gives back to the community
through scholarships, charitable group donations, and a wide variety of
community events and exciting educational programs throughout the year.
For more information, please visit


California Capital Airshow
Karen Strong, 916-671-0334