Sweet Sixteen for the California Capital Airshow — General Aviation News
, 2023-02-02 18:09:00,
Taking place in Sacramento, the capital of California, the California Capital Airshow is billed as one of the major airshows in the Golden State. The 16th year of this popular event drew more than 85,000 airshow fans to Sacramento Mather Airport (KMHR) in September 2022.
The theme of the show was the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force, so the organizers decided to forego a flight demonstration team and instead filled the sky with warbirds and military flight demos.
Surprisingly there were no civilian performers either, making for a lean flight schedule almost 90 minutes shorter than a typical airshow. Most of that was due to Hurricane Ian, drawing West Coast USAF and Coast Guard rescue assets down to Florida.
Piston-powered warbirds included a pair of Lockheed P-38 Lightnings, a Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk, a Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, a Goodyear FG-1 Corsair, and a pair of North American P-51 Mustangs.
The Korean War era was represented by the iconic F-86 Sabre and MiG-15 jets that demonstrated some dogfighting along with…
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