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One Day – Once In a Lifetime Experience

On Saturday, April 15th, we will feature an ONE-DAY only FULL aerial demonstration by the French Air Force’s elite “Patrouille de France” at Mather Airport. April 15th is a very special event. Sacramento is one of a few North American cities to host this fantastic 8-ship military jet demonstration and the only city in the Western United States.

Come out and marvel at this precision military demonstration team. The French are flying in April to commemorate the 100th anniversary of United States entering World War I to support our European allies. This event is a sneak peek before the 2017 California Capital Airshow set for September 9-10th.

The special show with “Patrouille de France” is potentially a once in a lifetime experience. The French have not been to the United States in over 30 years, and we’re not sure when they’ll come back.

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Incredible Family Value and Excitement!

We’re offering the Adult ticket as a low-cost way for you and your family to experience an extraordinary aviation event. You get one adult admission with up to 4 kids (15 and under), better than VIP parking for FREE, and a “See Them Fly Guarantee!” In short, it’s the highest value ticket (up to $120 in total) we’ve offered to date. We have some great events in Sacramento, but you’d be hard-pressed to find this level of excitement with such great family value.

If you love jets, if you love airplanes, and you love airshows … you have to be at this special event!

If you’ve ever wanted to see an entirely different precision aerial demonstration, complete with colored smoke and jet noise, this is the event for you!

April 15th Event Times

Our Saturday, April 15th gates will open at 10:00 AM. We’re expecting the demonstration to take place between 12:00 (noon) and 2:00 PM. The French demonstration team will be the only act scheduled to fly. There will be a small display of civilian and military aircraft on the ground, plus food and beverage vendors.

Your Ticket Purchase Helps Inspire Young Minds!

Our airshow team works hard to bring you and the Sacramento region world-class entertainment every year. Please remember that the California Capital Airshow exists to inspire young minds and provide aviation and science scholarships. Your ticket purchase makes that possible!

Two Ticket Types: Saturday Adult & VIP Tickets

There are two special event ticket types available for purchase:

  • Adult Saturday Admission ticket (up to 4 children – age 15 & under are FREE)
  • VIP Ticket that includes admittance to a Friday Night Diplomats and Dignitaries reception. A single VIP ticket also includes 4 Adult tickets (plus kids) to Saturday’s demonstration. (an $80 Value!)

Based on the tidal wave of demand over the last month, we expect tickets to sell at supersonic speed. Make sure you have set as a trusted e-mail address.

Please read on to find additional ticket and event details …

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A Very Limited Number of Tickets

Only 7,000 tickets total are available for purchase online. These 7,000 tickets represent a small fraction of the tickets sold at our annual airshow. Once tickets are sold out, sales will close.

Better than VIP Parking (a $25 Value)

Because this is such a small and exclusive event, you will park where the display aircraft are located at our annual airshow. Buy a ticket and get better than VIP parking, at no additional cost.

Our special event parking plan will allow you, your family, and friends to park close to the flight line. After parking, your walk to the flight line will be about 5 minutes or less. It’s less than 1,000 feet from the furthest parking spot to the flight line.

We can’t promise zero traffic before or after the event. But, we have a traffic plan for the very limited number of tickets, so traffic issues should be kept to a minimum.

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Tickets are an Online Only Purchase

As an important note: Tickets will NOT be available for purchase at the show site. You must buy in advance, online. We’re doing this to keep the event more intimate and mitigate traffic and parking issues.

SECURE Online Ordering – No Ticket Service Charge!

You can securely purchase tickets from the comfort of your home, office, or phone. Even better, the price of your ticket includes all taxes and processing fees – NO ticket service fees!

Adult Ticket Special Show Pricing

  • $20 Adult Ticket
  • INSIDER ONLY PRICE: $15 Per Adult Ticket (25% OFF the Public Ticket Price)
  • Children age 15 and UNDER are FREE! (up to 4 children with an Adult)

Children 15 and under (up to 4 children) are FREE with the purchase of an Adult ticket, that’s a $60 value!

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“You’ll See Them Fly” – GUARANTEE!

If the French don’t fly on Saturday, April 15th, due to extreme weather or unforeseen circumstances you will receive your purchase price credit toward our September 2017 show.

After last year’s issue, we want to make sure you get to see the jet team fly. Unfortunately, we cannot issue refunds on tickets purchased for April’s special event. But if the team doesn’t fly – you get purchase price credit (the amount you paid for tickets) towards our September 9-10 Airshow.

We’ve Upgraded Our Customer Experience

To better serve you; we’ve created a dedicated California Capital Airshow customer website. With all the lessons learned from last year, we want to have a direct way to communicate timely customer only information. The customer web page is built to provide you the best information for maximum fun with minimum stress. Right now, the information is light. But, as we approach the event more and more information will be included. After you purchase your ticket, we’ll send you the customer website link.

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Get Your Picture Taken (or an autograph) with a Member of “Patrouille de France”

During the Saturday, April 15th event members of the French Air Force will be walking the flight line and at our autograph tent for “meet and greets.” While you’re there don’t forget to grab a FREE limited-edition poster (while supplies last) to commemorate this very special event!

We are intentionally keeping the April 15th event small, so if you want to meet a pilot or aircrew, you have the best chance possible. Please understand, we cannot guarantee that you will meet a pilot, but we are going to do everything we can to make that possible. If you strongly desire to meet the pilots, we recommend purchasing VIP tickets.

Fun For the Whole Family …

In addition to the amazing aerial action of Patrouille de France and “Super-Cool” ground display aircraft, there are a bevy of other family fun activities. (Please remember each Adult ticket includes admission for up to 4 children, 15 and younger.)

Come Early and Bring the Whole Family — FREE French and American Flags for the FIRST 500 Children who arrive at the airport on Saturday April 15th!

The 2,000 Egg – Easter Egg Hunt (with 8 Golden Egg Prizes)!

Easter Bunny - Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny will be hopping into Mather Airport before our guests arrive to hide eggs along one of the longest and most historic runways in the western United States! The Egg Hunt will begin at 11:00am SHARP and children 10 and under will be able to participate. Please bring a basket to collect plastic eggs filled with toys and candy.

The 8 Golden Eggs
There are also 8 Golden Eggs with special aviation treats inside. Golden Eggs include everything from Premium Tickets for our big September airshow, to an Airshow Pilot “Intro Flight” in a real airplane. Come join us for this egg-citing good time!

“Vive la France” Costume Contest

Calling all Frenchies! Come dressed as ANYTHING French-inspired, think Eiffel Tower, French flag, mime, baguette, Red, White, and Blue. Please note: Some argue “French Fries” originated in Belgium. Judging will take place at 11:45am SHARP near the announcer’s booth. All ages are welcome to participate. The top three costumes, based on style, creativity and French-relation, will win awesome aviation-related prizes!

Face Painting

Face Painting
Join in the French spirit! FREE French-inspired face painting for children and adults will be available along the ramp – get a French Flag, Eiffel Tower or catchy French phrase!

SactoMoFo Food Truck Rodeo!

SactoMoFo Food Trucks
Enjoy a scrumptious lunch or tasty snack at one of the well-known SactoMoFo gourmet mobile food trucks set-up for you conveniently along Taxiway Alpha. Scheduled trucks include: Bacon Mania, Buckhorn Grill, Cowtown Creamery, La Mex Taqueria, as well as there will be beer, wine and so much more!

Friday Night – VIP Tickets!

If you want the best experience possible, GO VIP! Here are the details on Friday Night VIP tickets …

Friday Night – VIP Diplomats & Dignitaries Event
On Friday, April 14th we will host an exclusive “meet and greet” VIP event for diplomats, U.S. military personnel, and dignitaries. Members of Patrouille de France will be in attendance at the Friday night event and their jets will be on special display.

  • Scrumptious Hors d’oeuvre Stations
  • French-Inspired Signature Cocktails, Beer, Wine, Juice, and Soft drinks will be served at NO additional charge
  • The Friday night VIP reception is an adults only event
  • 4 Adult tickets to Saturday’s performance (Bring up to 4 kids to Saturday’s event, per VIP ticket!)
  • SPECIAL ACCESS to the flight line and a behind-the-scenes look at the “Patrouille de France” jets!
  • We are offering ONLY 150 Friday Night VIP tickets for purchase

Friday Night VIP Ticket Price

Public Price: $200
Insider ONLY Price: $150

Insiders can purchase discount VIP tickets for $150 each (25% OFF the $200 public price). Your purchase of a VIP meet and greet ticket also INCLUDES four adult tickets to the Saturday, April 15 event (an $80 Value).

If you have further questions, please let us know!

All the Best,


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