Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s popular Remote-Control Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii is back for its seventh year Saturday and Sunday, 15th – 16th August, 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. There will be music, food, drinks, retail and entertainment booths and exhibits, keiki rides and activities, and lots and lots of airplanes.
Sponsors, vendors, and booth participants are invited to participate. VIP Tents and Sponsor Chalets are available, also by calling 808-445-9069 or 808-441-1013.
Sponsors to date include: Marriott Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa, Enterprise Rent a Car, and Bank of Hawaii.
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 and activities, open cockpits, and open access to Hangar 79 to see the Museum’s many aircraft exhibits and Restoration Shop.
Talented local performers and award-winning Mainland pilots from the Academy of Model Aeronautics will perform remote-control aviation feats for two days, flying their massive, 1-to-5 scale planes in the skies above the Museum. Specialty acts to be performed include: Pattern, 3-D fixed wing and helicopter aerobatic flights, aerobatics performances, South Pacific battles, “Candy Bomber” drops, and Skycam drone helicopters. Remote control aircraft will be in the air and on static display including jets, helicopters, F-22s, warbirds, B-17s, P-38s, Corsairs, OV-10s and more.
Aircraft displays, presentations mark 50th anniversary of Vietnam War: Special aircraft displays and presentations will pay tribute to Vietnam veterans as part of the Museum’s participation in the national commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.
Visitors can also enjoy free tours of Hangar 79, which still bears the bullet holes of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Inside, guests will see helicopters, fighter planes, and the Lt. Ted Shealy 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 Museum’s B-17E Flying Fortress, the one and only “Swamp Ghost.”
Admission to the the 7th Biggest Little Airshow is $5 per person (including entry to Hangar 79), $15 per family (limit 6 entries per family). It’s free with Museum general admission and free to Museum Members. Tickets for the Airshow only and tickets for the entire Museum visit that day are available online. 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 5:00pm from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, round trip to the Museum. Call 808/441-1007 for more information or visit www.PacificAviationMuseum.org, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, and @PacificAviation on Twitter, for updates.
The Biggest Little Airshow is held at the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, located at 319 Lexington Boulevard, Historic Ford Island, Honolulu, Hawaii is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which depends on the membership and support from donations. To join, volunteer or support, just visit our website.