Updated: Travis Airshow 2018 Dates Not Released!
According to the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, Travis AFB has not yet announced an “open house” for 2018 and it looks like they will not be according to the Thunderbirds offcial line up.
However; Mather has announced 2018 dates. That means airshow! 2018 is on!
I can’t find a lot of info yet, all we know is the weekend, but what more do you need?
California Capital Airshow 2018
Mather Airport Sacramento
Dates: September 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 2018
Location: Mather Airport, CA
Website: California Capital Airshow
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 13th year and features the USAF Thunderbirds and a lot more. It is located just East of Sacramento and right off of highway 50 so it’s not much further from the Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, CA and they put on a spectacular event. A great Air Show.
Photo by me, follow on Instagram.
Update on the Airshow Cancellation:
Sadly after a plane crashing at the Travis AFB Air Show in 2014, Travis did not have an airshow for 2015 or 2016 but they did return for 2017 and seem to be skipping 2018. On the official Thunderbirds site you can see they do not have a Travis Show scheduled for 2018 and this is pretty solid.
Continue reading for more information on the crash and other air shows in the California region you can attend where the Thunderbirds in action.
SF 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.