Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii Returns to the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

At a first glance these R/C models look as real s the real life warbirds. (Image by Pacific Aviation Museum)

At a first glance these R/C models look as real s the real life warbirds. (Image by Pacific Aviation Museum)
At a first glance these R/C models look as real s the real life warbirds. (Image by Pacific Aviation Museum)

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s 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 Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. This is a Hawaii Tourism Authority sponsored event. Sponsored in part by Clear Channel Hawaii Radio and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Sponsors and vendors are invited to participate by calling 808-441-1013.

Guests will be able to experience all the excitement aviation has to offer with over 100 aircraft featured—both real and remote control models—“candy bombings” over historic Ford Island Runway for the keiki, hands-on modeling stations, Hangar 79 Tours to see the aircraft, exhibits, and Restoration Shop, the P-40 Flying Tigers Exhibit, helicopters, jets and aircraft displays in the 85,000 sq. ft. battle scarred hangar. Free concerts will happen each day at noon. There will be food, drinks, retail and entertainment booths and exhibits.

For two days guests can enjoy the opening act performed by talented local performers, Mainland pilots from the Academy of Model Aeronautics, and remote control pilots from Japan. Airshow pilots will fly their massive remote controlled 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 helicopters. 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, F-111, and the Museum’s “MiG Alley” and Flying Tigers Exhibits.

Admission to the Airshow is $5 per person (including entry to Hangar 79), $15 per family (limit 6 entries per family), free with Museum admission and free to Museum Members. Avoid long lines and purchase your Museum admission with access to Hangar 37 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. Call 808/441-1007 for more information or visit, Flickr, Facebook, Instagram and @PacificAviation on Twitter, for updates.

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

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