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24,500 Students and Parents in Rancho Cordova Are Headed to the Airshow - FREE!

Post Date:09/10/2019 9:16 AM

Rancho Cordova, CA (September 9, 2019) – The City of Rancho Cordova, in partnership with the California Capital Airshow, announced today that up to 21,000 students and 3,500 parents in the City are heading to the California Capital Airshow free of charge! All 19 Rancho Cordova public elementary, middle and high schools today received exclusive “Operation Inspire the Future” student and parent Airshow tickets – worth a total of $140,000. Each ticket admits one parent and up to six students. This is a unique opportunity provided only to Rancho Cordova students!

The California Capital Airshow will roar into Rancho Cordova on October 5-6, 2019 at Mather Airport, attracting over 100,000 spectators to the City for a heart-pounding lineup of performances and entertainment for the whole family. These free tickets will “Inspire the Future” of 21,000 students by enhancing education outside the classroom.

“The City of Rancho Cordova values educational opportunities for our students and wants to see them succeed,” said Rancho Cordova Mayor Robert J. McGarvey. “The City, in partnership with the California Capital Airshow, dreamed up Operation Inspire the Future four years ago to provide a hands-on learning experience in science, technology, engineering and math to inspire students to make a difference in Rancho Cordova and beyond!”

Attending the Airshow will introduce students to Rancho Cordova’s military history, enhance STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math) through interactive exhibits, provide an up-close opportunity to experience the thrill of flight, and inspire students to pursue careers in the STEM fields. 

“Whether you’re a thrill seeker, history buff, a student interested in STEM or an aviation enthusiast, the 2019 California Capital Airshow offers a vast mix of family-friendly entertainment amid a massive aviation-themed festival,” said Darcy Brewer, Executive Director, California Capital Airshow. “With literally miles of aircraft to explore, live music, interactive exhibits, youth activities and virtual reality experiences designed to captivate future aviators and innovators -- there is something for everyone and all ages!”

Visit to purchase discount tickets and for more information on Airshow performers, including the world-famous United States Navy Blue Angels.

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