Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s 5th “Biggest Little Airshow”

Visitors are invited to attend, free, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s 5th “Biggest Little Airshow” on Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19, 10am to 4pm. This year, the Airshow celebrates the Centennial of Marine Aviation and the Centennial of Women in Aviation.

Guests will be greeted by 100 aircraft on the tarmac—both real and remote control models—“candy bombings” over historic Luke Field for the keiki, Hangar 79 Tours to see the new MiG Alley Korean War Exhibit, the Restoration Shop, the P-40 Kittyhawk and Flying Tigers Exhibit, helicopters, jets and aircraft displays in the 85,000 sq. ft. battle scarred hangar.

Free entertainment includes: concerts each day at 1:00pm with popular band Loaded Dice; Candy bombings for the keiki each day at 12:30 and 3:30pm; Hawaiian Airlines’ Bellanca and Pacific Warbirds’ T-6 and Luscomb 8-E Flyovers of antique aircraft, at 12:00 noon.

For two days, the presenting local RC organization the Birds of Paradise and Mainland pilots from the Academy of Model Aeronautics will pilot their massive remote controlled 1 to 5 scale planes in the skies above the Museum. Specialty acts to be performed by the Birds of Paradise include:  Pattern, 3-D fixed wing and helicopter aerobatic flights, South Pacific battles, “Candy Bomber” drops, and a Skycam helicopter. There’ll be remote control aircraft in the air and on static display, including, jets, helicopters, F-22s, warbirds, B-17s, P-38s, Corsairs, OV-10s and more.

Visitors can also enjoy free tours of Hangar 79, which still bears the bullet holes of the December 7, 1941attack. Inside, guests will see helicopters, fighter planes, and the Lt. Ted Shealy Restoration Shop–the 1941 machine shop which is busy restoring the Museum’s aircraft. They’ll also get up close and personal with an F-14 Tomcat, F-15 Eagle, F-86s, P-40, MiG-15, and the Museum’s new “MiG Alley” Korean War Exhibit and Flying Tigers Exhibit.

Admission to the Airshow is free. If guests also wish to visit Hangar 37 at the Museum and avoid ticket lines, Museum admission tickets may be purchased online at www.PacificAviationMuseum.org. Museum admissions may also be purchased at the Museum and at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center ticketing desk. Shuttles depart every 15 minutes, 7:30am to 4:30pm. Call 808/441-1008 for more information or visit www.PacificAviationMuseum.org, Flickr, Facebook and @PacificAviation on Twitter, for updates.

BIGGEST LITTLE AIRSHOW ON FORD ISLAND -Presented by Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, Featuring the Birds of Paradise Airshow Team

Schedule of Events

Saturday & Sunday • August 18 & 19, 2010

Day 1/Saturday, August 18:

  • 9am –First free shuttle departs the Arizona Memorial Parking Area for Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor (Shuttles run every 15 minutes throughout the event)
  • 10am – Color Guard, Military Aircraft Flyover Opens the Airshow
  • 11am – Remote Control Air Demonstrations Begin, through 4pm
  • 12:00pm – Flyovers–Hawaiian Airlines’ Bellanca, Pacific Warbirds’ T-6 and Luscomb 8-E
  • 12:30pm — “Candy Bombers” Flyover & Candy Drop for the Keiki
  • 1:00pm ~ 2pm – Free Concert
  • 2:00 pm – Remote Control Air Demonstrations Continue, through 4pm
  • 3:30pm – “Candy Bombers” Flyover & Candy Drop for the Keiki
  • 4:00pm – Closing Festivities
  • 5:00pm – Last shuttle bus departs the Museum for Arizona Memorial/Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Parking Area

Day 2/Sunday, August 19:

  •  9am –First free shuttle departs the Arizona Memorial Parking Area for Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor (Shuttles run every 15 minutes throughout the event)
  • 10am – Color Guard, Military Aircraft Flyover Opens the Airshow
  • 11:00m – Remote Control Air Demonstrations Begin, through 4pm1
  • 2:00pm – Flyovers–Hawaiian Airlines’ Bellanca, Pacific Warbirds’ T-6 and Luscomb 8-E
  • 12:30pm — “Candy Bombers” Flyover & Candy Drop for the Keiki
  • 1:00pm ~ 2pm – Free Concert
  • 2:00 pm – Remote Control Air Demonstrations Continue, through 4pm
  • 3:30pm – “Candy Bombers” Flyover & Candy Drop for the Keiki
  • 4:00pm – Closing Festivities
  • 5:00pm – Last shuttle bus departs the Museum for Arizona Memorial Parking Area

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