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Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii to Feature World Class Pilots and Planes

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s popular remote control Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii is back for its tenth year, Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4, 10am to 4pm. Guests will be able to drive on to Ford Island for this event, or take the free shuttle from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Parking is free. A family favorite, the Airshow features local and nationally acclaimed remote control pilots and their award winning Giant Scale aircraft.  Other attractions include open cockpits, hangar tours, restored World War II aircraft displays, and the return of “Snow Fields in June” for kids.

For two days, Ford Island will come alive with remote-control flying, static aircraft and full-size aircraft on display, “candy bombings” over historic Ford Island Runway for kids, hands-on modeling stations, a Kids Zone with rides, food, drinks, retail, music, entertainment, and other activities. Hangar 79 will be open, providing access to see the Museum’s many aircraft exhibits, plus the B-17E Swamp Ghost and Nakajima Kate, in restoration.

This year, the Airshow welcomes back Warbirds West, a nationally acclaimed award winning team of pilots flying giant-scale remote controlled aircraft. This year’s airshow will pay tribute to the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, a 1942 four-day, sea-and-air battle that was the decisive turning point of World War II in the Pacific. Performances include innovative aircraft showcasing action packed in-air stunts, demonstrations and dogfights, and a tribute to the role of aviation in the defense of our nation’s freedom. On the ground, spectators will be able to explore static aircraft displays and interact with pilots and crew members.

Visitors can also enjoy free tours of Hangar 79 and climb into the open cockpits of some of the Museum’s classic aircraft. Hangar 79 still bears the bullet holes of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Inside, guests will see helicopters, fighter planes, and Lt. Ted Shealy’s Restoration Shop, the 1941 machine shop that 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, F-111, and the one and only “Swamp Ghost,” the Museum’s B-17E Flying Fortress.

Sponsors, exhibitors and vendors are invited to participate. For more information including sponsorship and booth opportunities, call 808-441-1013 or 808-445-9069.

Admission to the Airshow is $5 per person (including entry to Hangar 79). It’s free with Museum general admission and free to Museum Members. Tickets for the Airshow only and tickets for the entire Museum (2 hangars and 50+ aircraft) are available online at www.PacificAviationMuseum.org. Museum admissions may also be purchased at the Museum ticketing desk and at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center ticketing desk. Shuttles depart every 15 minutes, 7:30am to 5:00pm from Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, round trip to the Museum. Call 808/441-1007 for more event information or visit www.PacificAviationMuseum.org, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, and @PacificAviation on Twitter, for updates.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s Biggest Little Airshow Coming Up

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s popular remote control Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii sponsored by Aloha Petroleum is back for its ninth year Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5, 10am to 4pm. Guests will be able to drive on to Ford Island for this event, or take the free shuttle from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Parking is free. A family favorite, the Airshow features open cockpits, hangar tours, restored World War II aircraft, and remote control flying by some of the best pilots and aircraft from the Mainland.

2015 Airshow

For two days, Ford Island will come alive with remote-control flying, static aircraft and full-size aircraft on display, “candy bombings” over historic Ford Island Runway for the keiki, hands-on modeling stations, a Kids Zone with rides, food, drinks, retail, music, entertainment, activities and – new this year – snow. Open cockpits and access to Hangar 79 to see the Museum’s many aircraft exhibits and the Swamp Ghost and Nakajima Kate in restoration will add to the event.

This year the Airshow welcomes Warbirds West, an award winning team of pilots from around the country flying giant-scale remote controlled aircraft. A dazzling T-33 Thunderbird opening act kicks off the show followed by multiple performances featuring the A10 Warthog, F14 Tomcat, F9 Panther and the impressive F100 Super Saber flying at speeds approaching 200 mph.

Tribute flights will include a Douglas SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber, two Japanese A6M Zero fighters matched with a pair of “Flying Tiger” P-40E Warhawks, and two Chance Vought F4U Corsairs. In an epic display of air-to-air combat simulation, Republic P47 Thunderbolts will duel with Focke-Wulf 190 fighters. Multiple North American P51 Mustangs will demonstrate precision flying, and a Stearman biplane will perform aerobatics.

The Warbirds West performance will include Alan Szabo flying one of his explosive helicopter aerobatic routines in a circus-like aviation performance. The performances will focus on innovative aircraft, which are rooted to the U.S. armed services and their defense of our nation’s freedom. On the ground, spectators will be able to explore static aircraft displays and interact with pilots and crew members.

Talented local performers will also join award-winning Mainland pilots from the Academy of Model Aeronautics with their 1-to-4 scale planes to perform remote-control aviation feats. Specialty acts will feature: Pattern, 3-D fixed wing and helicopter aerobatic flights, aerobatics performances, South Pacific battles, “Candy Bomber” drops, and Skycam drone helicopters. Remote control aircraft on static display will include jets, helicopters, Viper Jets, Warbirds, B-17s, B26Bs, P-47s, a Zero, P-38s, Corsairs, OV-10s, and more.

“We’ll have spectacular airplanes and dog fight action that’s sure to have the crowd on its feet,” said Michael Fetyko, Warbirds West Team Captain. “Combining pilot and engineering skills with the technology required to pull off these breathtaking demonstrations supports our mission to inspire youth toward educational opportunities in science, engineering and mathematics along with a deep appreciation for our rich American history.”

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