Mather Airport, 10425 Norden Ave, Mather, CA 95655
Gates Open at 9:00 am and Close at 5:00 pm
Performances 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
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The California Capital Airshow is set to feature miles and miles of beautifully restored vintage airplanes and warbirds, as well as some of the biggest, coolest most technologically advanced jets you’ll ever see. You can get up close to planes like the C5 Galaxy (largest, U.S. built plane in the military), the MQ9 Reaper (massive unmanned, armed drone with a 66 ft wing span) and the U2 Dragon Lady (super high altitude reconnaissance plane; pilots actually wear space suits to handle the altitude and they have a massive crew for precise takeoff and landing).
On the ground there are also interactive learning and play areas for audiences to explore. The Aerojet Rocketdyne Launch Pad includes hands-on simulations and games, while Kiddie Hawk, our play area for young families, is where kids can actually dip their hands in paint and decorate a real airplane. Kiddie Hawk is also features a great home base, with free water and cooling stations, plenty of seating, a mother’s lounge and area for lost parents.
• LaunchPad, an interactive exhibit, hosted in partnership by Aerojet Rocketdyne, that combines students’ love of games and technology with real-world STEM activities; including the first-ever robotics competition.
• KiddieHawk, an interactive play zone and family oasis where kids can touch, climb and jump on exhibits, get messy with arts and crafts, and dress up as a pilot, astronaut or engineer. It also provides a place to rest and refuel in shaded sitting areas with complementary water and a private mother’s lounge.
• The 2017 California Capital Airshow will host the National Aviation Heritage Invitational, a prestigious competition of vintage aircraft that have been meticulously restored to flying condition and judged against standards set by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The 2017 winners will be professionally judged and announced at the California Capital Airshow. Attendees can also participate in a People’s Choice award.
Flying and in-air performances run from noon – 4 p.m. each day. With lots of stunts and aerobatics roaring overhead – there’s nothing like it.