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Blue Angels return to the 2016 California Capital Airshow

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SACRAMENTO, CA – 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, US 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 anniversary.”

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).

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.

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