This Weekend: The Biggest Little Airshow on Ford Island

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Visitors are invited to drive on to Ford Island and Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s 4th “Biggest Little Airshow” Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21, 10am to 4pm. They will be greeted by 100 aircraft on the tarmac—both real and remote control models–candy bombings for the keiki, Hangar 79 tours to see the new MiG Alley Korean War Exhibit, the Lt. Ted Shealy Restoration Shop, the P-40 Kittyhawk, helicopters and other aircraft in the 85,000 sq. ft. battle scarred hangar, plus free concerts each day.

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Admission is free to the public. The public is invited to drive on to Ford Island, park free at the Museum, or board free shuttles to the Museum at the Arizona Memorial Parking area, 9am to 4:30pm.

The event is sponsored in part by Clear Channel Radio and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is saluting the Centennial of Naval Aviation with special flight demonstrations.

For two days, the local RC organization the Birds of Paradise and pilots from the Academy of Model Aeronautics will pilot their massive remote controlled 1 to 5 scale planes for dogfights, candy “bombings,” aerobatics, and more. Due to its popularity, the show has been expanded, with more planes and helicopters, dogfights, warbird reenactments, jets, and two big days of flying, food, real aircraft to explore, and prizes to enter to win.

At the event, there will be free tours of Hangar 79, which still bears the bullet holes of the December 7, 1941 attack. 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.

For the regular admission fee ($12 adult/$7 keiki, kama`aina and military), visitors can also explore the Museum’s Hangar 37 and “fly for freedom” in the Combat Flight Simulators ($10 additionally). All other Airshow activities are free that day.

According to Executive Director Kenneth DeHoff, “The Flight line opens at 10am with a traditional military color guard, aircraft flyovers, and all aircraft on display. The aerial remote control flight demonstrations are 11am to 4pm and we invite everyone to visit us and enjoy this family-friendly free event and salute to Naval Aviation.”

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.

Admission to the Airshow is free. If you want to visit Hangar 37 at the Museum also and avoid ticket lines, purchase Museum admission tickets online at You may also purchase Museum admissions at the Arizona Memorial/Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.  Shuttles depart every 15 minutes, 7:30am to 4:30pm. Call 808/441-1008 for more information or visit, Flickr, Facebook and @PacificAviation on Twitter, for updates.

Pacific Aviation Museum, 319 Lexington Boulevard, Ford Island, Pearl Harbor. Pacific Aviation Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which depends on the membership and support from donations.  To join or support, visit

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Hawaiian Cultural Weekend at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Coming Up

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Summer flies by, and the window for summer vacation travel may be closing fast, but Waikoloa Beach Resort can help turn Labor Day Weekend into a mini “stay-cation” with great kama‘āina room rates, two days full of fun Hawaiian cultural events and a selection of favorite dining options for the whole family.

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The Hawaiian Cultural Weekend (in cooperation with Hawaii Island Festival) carries on the colorful traditions begun with “Aloha Week” in the 1950’s that celebrate Hawaii’s unique history, music, style and cuisine.  (See full schedule below.)

Festivities kick off on Friday, September 2 at Waikoloa Beach Marriott, with the Ms. Aloha Nui Gala, giving big, bold, beautiful Big Island women the chance to shine, and share their “supersized” style and aloha in the spotlight.  Contestants are evaluated on their presentation in casual and formal wear, poise, grace and talent.

On Saturday morning, “Hawaii’s Soul Food” takes the stage at Hilton Waikoloa Village during everybody’s favorite Poke Contest.  In Hawaiian, poke means “to cut or dice” and poke the dish is a traditional pūpū made with bite-sized pieces of fish, creatively prepared and seasoned with worlds of ingredients and imagination. Both home cooks and top professional chefs compete against their peers for the championship, and after the judges announce the winners, the audience gets to taste too.

Then on Saturday night, the Clyde “Kindy” Sproat Falsetto & Storytelling Contest takes place at Hilton Waikoloa Village. Celebrating its 20th year, this unique folk music competition features the Island’s talented male singers of all ages, who lift their voice into the upper register and captivate the audience with the stories behind the songs.

Both Hilton Waikoloa Village and Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa offer affordable kama‘āina rates during the resort’s Hawaiian Cultural Weekend, making it easy for families to plan a quick, end-of-the-summer getaway.  Waikoloa Beach Resort’s location at ‘Anaeho‘omalu Beach, great golf, numerous dining, shopping, recreation and relaxation options mesh for a complete vacation destination for visitors and kama‘āina.

For more information visit

Hawaiian Cultural Weekend at Waikoloa Beach Resort


Friday September 2

Ms. Aloha Nui Gala

Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Naupaka Ballroom

Doors open 5:30 p.m. pageant begins 6:30 p.m.

Tickets $7

For contest information, call Leiola Mitchell, 896-3798.

Saturday, September 3

Poke Contest

Hilton Waikoloa Village, Kona Ballrooms

Doors open at 11:00 a.m., Program begins at Noon.

Tickets $7

Please call Linda Pokipala, 937-4896 for contest information.

Clyde “Kindy” Sproat Falsetto & Storytelling Contest

Doors open 6:00 p.m., contest begins 7:00 p.m.

Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Naupaka Ballroom

Tickets $7

For contest information, call Pua Garmon, 345-8575.

More information and contest entry applications are available at

Hawai’i Police Activities League “Click or Ticket” Tournament RESULTS

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The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s traffic Services Section and the Hawai’i Police Activities League (HI-PAL) held two “Click It or Ticket” 3-on-3 basketball tournaments in July. The first was held on July 16 at the Honokaʻa sports complex gymnasium and the second was held July 23 at the Parks & Recreation facility on the Pāhoa School grounds.

Officer Joseph “Joey” Botelho coordinated the events

Thirty teams and approximately 130 players participated in 59 games in Honokaʻa in the following age groups: 5-6-7-8, 9-12, 13-14, girls 10 and under, girls 12 and under and girls 14 and under.

Eighteen teams and approximately 75 players participated in 28 games in Pāhoa in the following age groups: 5-6, 6-8, 9-12, girls 10 and under and girls 12 and under.

Photographs of the winners are shown below.

For information on upcoming HI-PAL activities, please call the HI-PAL office in Hilo at 961-2220. The next “Click It or Ticket” 3-on-3 basketball tournament is September 10-11 at Laupāhoehoe High School. Additionally, a high school “Click It or Ticket” 5-on-5 basketball tournament is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on August 20-21 at the Hilo Armory.

HI-PAL would like to thank Kevin Yamasaki, Jayme Carvalho and the Parks & Recreation Department for their continued generosity in allowing for the use of the Honokaʻa sports complex gymnasium. HI-PAl also would like to thank Athletic Director Ron Tomosada and  Boys Basketball Head Coach Marc Saito at Pahoa High School for their continued generosity in allowing for the use of the school’s gymnasium.

Everyone’s willingness to work hand in hand with the Hawaiʻi Police Department and the HI-PAL Program is well appreciated. This cooperative gesture emphasizes each person’s community involvement and their continued commitment to our youths and their best interests.

  • Image of Na 'Aikane teamHonokaʻa 7-8 Division, 1st Place: Na ‘Aikane (Warren Tabucbuc, Isaac Jardine, Micah Hanohano, Keone Barco. Not pictured: Coach Hauoli Hanohano.)
  • Image of Keaukaha teamHonokaʻa 7-8 Division, 2nd Place: Keaukaha (Kaimana Kuamo’o, Kamuela Kaloi, Spencer Yoshizumi, Kasen Mehau, Dorian Roque-Kuamo’o. Not pictured: Coach Jason Mandaquit)
  • Image of HD White teamHonokaʻa 9-12 Division, 1st Place: HD White (Micah Lorenzo, Aina Alip, Hauoli Akau, Quinten Hanato. Not pictured: Coach Davin Alip)
  • Image of HD Blue teamHonokaʻa 9-12 Division, 2nd Place: HD Blue (Kelvin Falk, Gene Ansagay, Kastle Quiocho, Coach Davin Alip)
  • Image of Team HappyHonokaʻa 13-14 Division. 1st Place: Team Happy (Anthony Pulleschi, Tolby Saito, Justis Redwood. Not pictured: Coaches Marc Saito & Tad Saito.)
  • Image of Stingrays teamHonokaʻa 13-14 Division, 2nd Place: Stingrays (Kevin Medeiros, Kalalena Santiago, Nicky Pulleschi. Not pictured: Coach Donnie Awa)
  • Image of Fly Girls #1 teamHonokaʻa Girls 10 & Under, 1st Place: Fly Girls #1 (Hunter Muronaka, Marisa Helenihi, Levonne Arquero, Meghan Wong, Sara Iwahiro. Not pictured: Coach Richard Wong.)
  • Image of Na 'Aikane teamHonokaʻa Girls 12 & Under, 1st Place: Na ‘Aikane (Coach Kevin Yamasaki, Mikayla Tablit, Gieani Tablit, Taylor Sullivan, Apreal Ansagay, Coach Alan Kaohimaunu. Not pictured: Aulani Cordero)
  • Image of Fly Girls team; Under, 2nd Place:Honokaʻa Girls 10 & Under, 2nd Place: Fly Girls #3 (Bethany Honma, Megan Baldado, Kiani Midel, Zaelynn Lui. Not pictured: Coaches Elston Cabatu & Clayton Honma)
  • Image of Above the Rim teamHonokaʻa Girls 12 & Under, 2nd Place: Above the Rim (Coach Ryan Salvador, Emirose Aguinaldo, Sunny Arashiro, Tiana Ramele, Kaiana Yamabe)
  • Image of Above the Rim teamHonokaʻa Girls 14 & Under, 1st Place: Above the Rim (Ranchell Berinobis, Chailey Kabalis, Maka Gabriel, Shawn Mori, Syndee Yokota. Not pictured: Coach Ryan Salvador)
  • Image of Above the Rim teamHonokaʻa Girls 14 & Under, 2nd Place; Na ‘Aikane (Shayla Ignacio, Giani Balino, Harley Simon, Jasmine Castro. Not pictured: Coaches Kevin Yamasaki & Alan Kaohimaunu)
  • Image of Li'l Titans #1 teamPāhoa 5-6 Division, 1st Place: Li’l Titans #1 (Dylan Villanueva, Braedy Yamada, Orrin Yamada, Coach Donald Yamada)
  • Image of L'il Titans #2 teamPāhoa 5-6 Division, 2nd Place: L’il Titans #2 (Braelyn Kauhi, Jett Mantz, Rudy Martinez, Jolie Mantz, Coach Donald Yamada)
  • Image of Kea'au Chargers #1 teamPāhoa 7-8 Division, 1st Place: Kea’au Chargers #1 (Coach Alo Yasso, Ka’upena Yasso, Dacen Hisashima, Kaiden Enos, Coach Kori Hisashima)
  • Image of Kea'au Chargers #2 teamPāhoa 7-8 Division, 2nd Place: Kea’au Chargers #2 (Coach Kori Hisashima, Sy’rai Frazier, Davin Amar, Rayson Padilla, Kalahiki Pablo, Coach Niki Konanui)
  • Image of St. Joseph Red teamPāhoa 9-12 Division, 1st Place: St. Joseph Red (Coach Dean Au, Jakob Au, Tate Rogers, John Andrade, Chris Correa)
  • Image of St. Joseph Yellow teamPāhoa 9-12 Division, 2nd Place: St. Joseph Yellow (Coach Scott Oness, Kahiau Kiyuna, Isaiah Nakoa-Oness, Kaimana Kawauhau)
  • Image of Wahine Ryders teamPāhoa Girls 10 & Under, 1st Place: Wahine Ryders (Coach Red Collins, Alyssa Padilla, Juliana Pakele, Mindy Kawaha, Jaelina Wells, Jamila Collins-Ebanez, Coach Harry Pagan)
  • Image of Pāhoa teamPāhoa Girls 10 & Under (2nd Place) Pahoa (Coach Randy Berinobis, Raynah-Lynn Berinobis, Jescenia Tadio-Jose, Jayla Tadeo-Jose, Coach Leandro Jose)
  • Image of Wahine Ryders teamPāhoa Girls 12 & Under, 1st Place: Wahine Ryders (Coach Harry Pagan, Sharry Pagan, Mandi Kawaha, Jordan Zarate, Seizen Alameida, Coach Fred Collins)
  • Image of Above the Rim teamPāhoa Girls 12 & Under, 2nd Place: Above the Rim (coach Ryan Salvador, Emirose Aguinaldo Taylor Nishimura, Samantha Saiki, Kaiana Yamabe, Jessica Caro)