2019 CCA International Photo Tour

Mather Airport, Mather, CA
Fri, Oct 4, 2019 - Sun, Oct 6, 2019

Event Information

2019 CCA International Photo Tour

Feel the need for ‘real’ speed?

The 14th annual California Capital Airshow, presented by Sacramento County in partnership with the City of Rancho Cordova, will be roaring across the skies of our region this October 5th-6th featuring the United States Navy Blue Angels, spine-tingling military and civilian jet demonstrations, world-class aerobatics, pyrotechnics, sky-diving, barnstorming, miles of aviation displays and endless entertainment, music, food and exhibits along the ramp. It’s a weekend of thrills, chills and jaw dropping excitement for the whole family!


Photo Tour Package Benefits Include:

• Morning and evening access, before and after the general public for both days of the show so you can capture sunrise, sunset & uncluttered shots
• Shoot from locations closer to aircraft than the public is allowed
• Photo Tour membership gives you early admission to show grounds and daily preferred parking pass
• Continental breakfast on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
• Exclusive opportunity on Saturday for fantastic sunset and night photos - stay as late as 9:00 PM
• Early Fall sunrises in Sacramento are 7:00 AM and sunsets 7:00 PM
• Lunch and refreshments will be provided during your time at the airport
• The pleasure of being with other aviation photographers and enthusiasts from around the world

Daily Activities 
Friday, October 4th – Aircraft Arrivals & Practice

Prepare for an action-packed Friday unlike anyone has experienced before! Arrive as early as 6:00 AM to enjoy a continental breakfast before heading out to experience the tranquility of a quiet airfield and get set-up for an early Fall sunrise. Over the course of the day, we’ll stand along the runway to capture incoming aircraft arrivals, the pre-show practice performance at our exclusive location with the sun to our backs across the field from the crowd line and static display opportunities later in the afternoon. 

Saturday, October 5th – Public Show Day One
Arrive early and have your camera ready as we tour the static display ramp in the calm of an early Fall morning. You’ll have the freedom to roam throughout the static aircraft before the public is allowed access so you can capture those early morning shots as the morning dew glistens off the skin and canopies of the jets. As the morning progresses and the airport awakens, we’ll convene to board the shuttle and travel to our exclusive spot at our exclusive location with the sun to our backs across the field from the crowd line. After the conclusion of the public show, you’ll have the option to conclude your day or stay and relax while we wait for the sun to set and the evening portion to begin. You’ll have the ability to stay on the airport ramp as late as 9:00 PM to capture sunset and night shots.

Sunday, October 6th  – Public Show Day Two
Sunday will begin very similar to Saturday with an early arrival and a peaceful morning with your friends. The access for Sunday’s show will differ from Friday and Saturday, as we will capture all the excitement from Show Center adjacent to the show Announcer and Airboss stage area.

TICKETS
Bomber package (three days) $369* 
See it all with the Bomber Package! Spend plenty of time on the airfield to photograph every plane from nearly every imaginable angle. Refreshments and daily refueling (breakfast & lunch) will be provided to keep you alert and ready for the next breathtaking picture
(Includes aircraft arrivals & practice show on Friday and public show on Saturday & Sunday)

Fighter package (two days) $269
See it all with the Fighter Package! Spend plenty of time over target to photograph every plane from nearly every imaginable angle. Refreshments and refueling (breakfast & lunch) will be provided to keep you alert and ready for the next breathtaking picture. 
(Includes aircraft arrivals & practice show on Friday and public show on Saturday)

Trainer package (one day) $169
Get the big picture view by swooping in to see the Saturday airshow. Refreshments and refueling (breakfast & lunch) will be provided to keep you alert and ready for the next photo opportunity.

Additional Links
2019 CCA International Photo Tour
Mather Airport, Mather, CA