Days of Thunder

Mather Airport in Sacramento celebrated 100 years of history with the three-day California Capital Airshow featuring the United States Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron.

America’s Ambassadors in Blue, the Thunderbirds perform flight demonstrations across the United States and abroad to show the precision and professionalism of Air Force personnel. The Thunderbirds fly the Lockheed-Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon, affectionately called “The Viper.”

It has been many years since I have seen the Thunderbirds fly and never this close. I was given the opportunity to watch the show from the VIP section of the Thunderbirds Family and Friends seating area at show center.

As always the Thunderbirds put on a tremendous show, from the pilots’ walk down to the jets to the final touchdown, it is an incredible show.