Thursday, July 24, 2014

Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii Returns

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s

Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii Returns

Saturday & Sunday, August 16 & 17, 2014

Honolulu, HI—Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s popular Remote-Control Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii is back and it’s bigger than ever, Saturday and Sunday, August 16 and 17, 10am to 4pm. Guests will be able to drive on to Ford Island for this event, or take the free shuttle from the 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.

For two days, Ford Island will come alive with remote-control flying and static aircraft and full size aircraft on display, “candy bombings” over historic Ford Island Runway for the keiki, hands-on modeling stations, keiki rides and activities, and open access to Hangar 79 to see the Museum’s many aircraft exhibits and Restoration Shop. In the Red Bull VIP tent, Red Bull will present broadcasts from the U.K. of the 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship, the sky’s fastest and most breathtaking sport.

Talented local performers, Mainland pilots from the Academy of Model Aeronautics, and remote control flyers from Japan 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, 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.

Clubs flying in the Biggest Little Airshow: Birds Of Paradise Airshow Team, Paradise Flyers, Aloha State Radio Control Club, and Aloha State R/C Heli Club.

Visitors can also enjoy 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 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 “MiG Alley” and “Flying Tigers” Exhibits. 

“Candy Bombers” will drop candies for the keiki at 12:30pm and at the close of the Airshow at 4:00pm, both days
  • Morning Airshow 10:00am --12:30pm
  • KSSK Live Remote Broadcast 10am -- 12:00 noon (Saturday only)
  • Candy Bombers 12:30 -- 12:40pm
  • Full-scale Warbirds Fly-by 12:50 -- 1:10pm
  • Afternoon Airshow 1:30 -- 4:00 pm
  • Candy Bombers 4:00pm, Close of Airshow
Admission to the 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 at 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, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, and @PacificAviation on Twitter, for updates.

This is a City & County of Honolulu and Hawaii Tourism Authority sponsored event. Sponsored in part by Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Yelp, Pearlridge Center, Mokulele Airlines, Pizza Hut, Aqua Hospitality, Hawaii Gas, Heineken, and Hawaiian Electric Industries/HEI.

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, visit

No comments: