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Capital City Air Show 2012

Parachutist Kent Lane carries the Stars and Stripes during the opening ceremonies of the Capital City Air Show at Mather Airport, Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 8, 2012. Lane started skydiving in1976 and has more than 800 jumps in competition and exhibition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew Buchanan)

Parachutist Kent Lane carries the Stars and Stripes during the opening ceremonies of the Capital City Air Show at Mather Airport, Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 8, 2012. Lane started skydiving in1976 and has more than 800 jumps in competition and exhibition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew Buchanan/Released)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team performs an inverted maneuver during the Capital City Air Show at Mather Airport, Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 8, 2012. More than 100,000 people attend this annual event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team performs an inverted maneuver during the Capital City Air Show at Mather Airport, Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 8, 2012. More than 100,000 people attended the annual event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo/Released)

A vintage P-38 Lighting and an Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft perform a heritage flight during the Capital City Air Show at Mather Airport, Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 8, 2012. The Heritage Flight program represents the evolution of Air Force airpower by flying today's state-of-the-art fighter aircraft in close formation with a historic fighter aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo)

A vintage P-38 Lighting and an Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft perform a heritage flight during the Capital City Air Show at Mather Airport, Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 8, 2012. The Heritage Flight program represents the evolution of Air Force airpower by flying today's state-of-the-art fighter aircraft in close formation with a historic fighter aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Willy Campos, 9th Physiological Support Squadron, explains the unique characteristics of the full pressure suits worn by U-2 Intelligence Reconnaissance and Surveillance aircraft pilots at the Capital City Air Show at Mather Airport, Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 8, 2012. The suits are very similar to NASA astronaut suits.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Willy Campos, 9th Physiological Support Squadron, explains the unique characteristics of the full pressure suits worn by U-2 Intelligence Reconnaissance and Surveillance aircraft pilots at the Capital City Air Show at Mather Airport, Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 8, 2012. The suits are very similar to NASA astronaut suits. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo/Released)

An Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady, Intelligence Reconnaissance and Surveillance aircraft from Beale Air Force Base performs a fly-over during the Capital City Air Show at Mather Airport, Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 8, 2012. The U-2 provides high-altitude, all-weather surveillance and reconnaissance for U.S. and allied forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo)

An Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady, Intelligence Reconnaissance and Surveillance aircraft from Beale Air Force Base performs a fly-over during the Capital City Air Show at Mather Airport, Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 8, 2012. The U-2 provides high-altitude, all-weather surveillance and reconnaissance for U.S. and allied forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo/Released)

A pilot from Beale Air Force Base answers questions about the Air Force T-38 Talon trainer aircraft static display at the Capital City Air Show at Mather Airport, Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 8, 2012. The Talon is primarily used by Air Education and Training Command for joint specialized undergraduate pilot training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo)

A pilot from Beale Air Force Base answers questions about the Air Force T-38 Talon trainer aircraft static display at the Capital City Air Show at Mather Airport, Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 8, 2012. The Talon is primarily used by Air Education and Training Command for joint specialized undergraduate pilot training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo/Released)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team climbs skyward during the Capital City Air Show at Mather Airport, Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 8, 2012. The Thunderbirds often fly just a few feet from wingtip to wingtip during their routines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team climbs skyward during the Capital City Air Show at Mather Airport, Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 8, 2012. The Thunderbirds often fly just a few feet from wingtip to wingtip during their routines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo/Released)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team fly-over the Capital City Air Show at Mather Airport, Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 8, 2012.The team utilizes the Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft for their choreographed performance.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team fly over the Capital City Air Show at Mather Airport, Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 8, 2012.The team utilizes the Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft for their choreographed performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo/Released)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team execute a six-ship loop during the Capital City Air Show at Mather Airport, Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 8, 2012. The team is in its 59th year of performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team execute a six-ship loop during the Capital City Air Show at Mather Airport, Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 8, 2012. The team is in its 59th year of performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo/Release)