100,000 Turn Out For CU-Sponsored Air Show

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Heritage Community Credit Union reported that more than 100,000 people turned out for the California Capital Airshow here, for which it was a founding sponsor of the inaugural event.

The air show included Sacramento's first Blue Angels performance, and was popular enough to jam local freeways. In addition to the Blue Angels, other performances included a simulated bomb and missile drop from an A-10 jet, a female-piloted Mopar T-34 that streaked the sky with red, white, and blue smoke and fireworks, and air displays in a F-260 Warrior, an L-39 Fire Cat Jet, an S-2 Pitts Special, as well as other aerobatic performances up above.

Also on display for the first time in five years at an air show, the famous U-2 spyplane, along with a K-10 tanker, World War II-era planes, including the shark-faced P-40s, and other vintage fighter planes. "

"We were delighted to help bring such an extraordinary and successful event to Sacramento in tribute to our core armed forces family," said Judy Flores, CEO of HCCU.

The event was held at Mather Airport in Rancho Cordova, Calif.

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