2011 California Capital Airshow Pictorial
Celebrate one of the greatest aviation events in the US
by Tyson V. Rininger
About the Book
Noted for being one of the fastest growing and most successful airshows in the country, the California Capital Airshow continues to impress after only its sixth year.
Following a stellar lineup in 2010, showcasing the largest gathering of P-38's since WWII, the 2011 California Capital Airshow had big shoes to fill. Despite not having a jet team, the show did not disappoint.
Celebrating the Centennial of Naval Aviation, tailhooks were abundant with the mighty West Coast F-18F Super Hornet demonstration and the nostalgic Legacy Flight. Seventy years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the famed Tora, Tora, Tora reenactment filled the skies with smoke and metal. And lest we not forget a day that scarred the United States in the same way and brought out the best in America by remembering those fateful moments of September 11th, ten years later. Petals of Remembrance strewn from the back of USCG C-130 Hercules showered the field in honor of those who lost their lives. A truly monumental fete that brought tears to the eyes of every spectator.
On behalf of the California Capital Airshow, we hope you enjoy revisiting the excitement and nostalgia of one of the greatest aviation events in the United States.
Contributing author and photographer to over a dozen aviation magazines, multiple photography stockhouses and various nationwide calendars, aircraft manufacturers, aircraft brokerage firms and more. Some of the magazines I work for on a repeat basis include: Air & Space Smithsonian Invention & Technology Magazine Combat Aircraft (UK) Flugzeug (Germany) Loop (UK) Flight Journal World Airshow News All EAA & AOPA publications Makes & Models Magazine Barnes & Noble in-house publications Aircraft Illustrated (UK) Author and photographer of "Red Flag; Air Combat for the 21st Century" and "F-15 Eagle at War" (MBI/Zenith Press Publishers) Graphic design and marketing concepts resulting in everything from brochures to event programs. Contract photographer for the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Western States Horse Expo, California International Airshow, US Armed Forces and many others.