2nd Annual California Capitol Air Show 2007
Learning from last years lesson that the folks of Sacramento and the surrounding areas definitely wanted to see an air show, the 2nd annual Capitol City Air Show was much more prepared and had a good supply of food, water, restrooms, and most importantly, more open roads and gates to handle traffic. Other than a minor bird strike by one of the Thunderbird pilots during Saturdays demonstration, the air show went off without a hitch, during the weekend of June 9-10, 2007. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force, Sacramento was one of six cities in chosen to be part of the celebrations, which held activities with the local communities through the week prior to the show. Besides the headliner Thunderbirds, the Air Force Air Combat Command F-22A Demonstration Team brought two of its new Lockheed Martin Raptors. Although kept back from the crowds under armed guard and ropes, the demo plane performed precision aerial manuevers to demonstrate the unique capabilities of the world's only operational fifth-generation fighter aircraft. If you've never seen the demonstration by the F-22 Raptor, it is definitely worth going to a show to watch.
A special thanks to Jerry O'Neill and his group known as the Airdales who handle air show operations and kept this show (and me) running on schedule. For a full report on this show, see our Touch & Go newsletter, Vol.2, No. 5.
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All photographs (digital - Canon 20D & 30D) were taken by Roger Cain (SAH 2).
These photographs posted on 11-04-07
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