Updated: 2017 Dates!
According to the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, Travis will be having an “open house” in May. That means airshow! 2017 is on!
I can’t find a lot of info yet, all we know is the weekend, but what more do you need?
May 6th and 7th. Saturday and Sunday.
Usually goes like this, Thunderbirds fly at 4pm.
California Capital Airshow 2017
Mather Airport Sacramento
Mather Airport, CA | September 9th-10th, 2017 | 9am-4:30pm
Not Free: $20 per adult, $10 per child | Parking: $10 cash only
Next to the Travis Air Show, the California Capital Airshow is located just outside of Sacramento and one not to be missed. This airshow is in it’s 12th year and features the Thunderbirds and the Canadian Snowbirds. It is located just south of downtown Sacramento and right off of highway 50 so it’s not much further from the Travis Air Force Base and they put on a spectacular event. A great Air Show.
Update on the 2016 Airshow:
Sadly after a plane crashing at the 2014 Air Show, it appears Travis AFB is not going to have an airshow yet again. They did skip 2015 as well. But on the official Thunderbirds site you can see they have a Travis Show scheduled for 2017.
Continue reading for more information on the crash and other air shows in the California region you can attend where the Thunderbirds Fly.
Bay Area Air Shows
Also don’t forget the Blue Angels at San Francisco Fleet Week.
The Blue Angels are the Navy’s performance team and they fly in F-18 Hornets.
Travis Canceled 2015 & 2016?
The Travis Air Show was canceled for 2015 and it seems to have been again for 2016.
There was a crash and a death during the show last year. I was there the day before, Saturday but the crash did happen on Sunday.
Thunderbirds Air Show
The Thunderbirds air display team flies the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon. Such a beautiful plane.
Video released by Travis Air Force Base.
If the Thunderbird performances weren’t exciting enough, there is going to be static ground airplane displays as always. A lot of these air craft are big enough to walk though.
Including but not limited to: P-51 Mustang Historic Fighter, C-5 Galaxy Beast, F-16 Fighting Falcon Jet, KC-10 Extender Flying Gas Station, A-10 Thunderbolt II Tank Hunter, B-52 Stratofortress Mega Bomber, C-17 Globemaster III Transport, F-15E Strike Eagle Fighter Jet and more!
You know how bad we all want to be in that seat.