California Capital Airshow This Weekend

Real Estate Agent

This morning while working in my garden, I heard that amazing sound created by the world famous USAF Thunderbirds, who were working their magic while practicing, in the blue skies above. It prompted me to look up.

For those interested in aviation marvels, this weekend kicks off the California Capital Air at nearby Mather Air Field in Rancho Cordova.

This year, the California Capital Airshow will run Saturday and Sunday, September 23rd and 24th.

Gates Open 9 to 5 - Performances 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM

The California Capital Airshow is a crowd pleaser to residents in the Greater Sacramento Region.

For more information about the show, performances and tickets, you can visit:

Posted by

Myrl Jeffcoat ActiveRain Signature

Comments (18)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Myrl... I'm sure this show is very popular. We have one in the city of Monroe here each year and it certainly gets the crowds out.

Sep 21, 2023 02:40 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Myrl I have only been to an air show once, and it was amazing.  I would love to go to another one again.

Sep 21, 2023 03:30 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good to get the word out about the air show this week-end Myrl! The USAF Thunderbirds are so exciting to watch!

Sep 21, 2023 03:43 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Some years back we got to see them perform over San Francisco Bay and they are impressive. Well worth the time to go and see it in person.

Sep 21, 2023 06:03 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Nina Hollander, Broker - Up until the 1990s, Sacramento had 3 military bases.  They included 2 Air Force bases, and an Army Depot.  We have a lot of retired military here.  Airshows are popular.

George Souto - I must admit I haven't been inside the gates to these airshows.  However, several times, I've parked my car outside the gates, and still had amazing views.

Dorie Dillard Austin TX - Yes, they really are!  

Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754 - I can imagine watching them over San Francisco Bay would be amazing.

Sep 21, 2023 07:43 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

When in NY I remember stopping outside a store/etc to watch the planes practice for the Orange County airshow. I loved watching them zoom around (and loved hearing that sound!)

Sep 22, 2023 05:00 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Myrl- I love air shows, especially the Air Force Thunderbirds. When we were in FL,we'd watch the show from the boat while anchored close to shore. Love it. 

Sep 22, 2023 11:26 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Sounds like a great event to attend. I hope you get the opportunity to attend. Have a great weekend.

Sep 22, 2023 02:00 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I recall the days of taking my son to local air shows, Blue Angels, and others. It is truly fascinating how they can fly in formation at such speeds.  And, yes, that sound is something else Myrl Jeffcoat 

Sep 23, 2023 09:01 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Sunday afternoon, Myrl.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Sep 24, 2023 11:34 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

My dad was in the Air Force and retired, I really do love a good air show 🙂

Sep 29, 2023 09:19 PM
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

Hello Myrl, We have an air show annually in nearby downtown Chicago and some planes fly out of Gary airport and once we heard the Thunderbirds fly over Valpo practicing as well!

They are something to see!

Glad you enjoyed them!




Sep 30, 2023 09:48 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi, Myrl Jeffcoat - I am not sure how I missed this.  My husband would have loved to see this air show.  His first passion was flying and watching air shows is a great way to enjoy it. 

Sep 30, 2023 12:00 PM
Dennis Neal
RE/MAX, Big Bear - Big Bear Lake, CA
Your Home Sold in 21 Days or We Sell It For Free

I wish I could go. I love air shows.

Sep 30, 2023 05:28 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Oh, by the way, have you gone to the airshow yet ? Did I miss that tidbit along the line?😎

Oct 01, 2023 03:14 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Myrl Jeffcoat - there is no sound on earth that compares to the USAF Thunderbirds! They embody excellence! I would have loved to have been there to experience it too!

Oct 01, 2023 05:50 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh, I too love that sound, Myrl! And, their shows are simply breathtaking - one can never get enough of them!

Like Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, my Dad was in the USAF and my brother attended the US Air Force Academy. He then served his 30 years and retired. He is now a commercial pilot but, he flew fighter jets when in the service. I think when the airline makes him retire, he'll likely go into teaching the fighter pilots as that was his true love for 3 decades! 

Oct 01, 2023 10:30 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Myrl.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Oct 02, 2023 09:28 AM