Remote control planes and full size aircraft steal the spotlight at the Biggest Little Airshow In Hawaii on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor. (PRNewsFoto/Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl...)
A crowd gathers in front of Hangar 79 for the Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor.
HONOLULU, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor's popular Remote-Control Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii was back bigger than ever this year, Saturday and Sunday, August 16 and 17, 10am to 4pm.
For two days, Ford Island came alive with remote-control flying and static aircraft and full size aircraft on display, "candy bombings" over historic Ford Island Runway for the young ones, hands-on modeling stations, 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 presented broadcasts from the U.K. of the 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship, the sky's fastest and most breathtaking sport.
Links to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vShkCAWOMpo&feature=youtu.be
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On Day 1 of the Airshow, Saturday, August 16 at 5:30pm, participants enjoyed a free screening of Disney Planes: Fire and Rescue in Hangar 79. The movie's producer Ferrell Barron spoke to the crowd before the screening, explaining the significance of the fire fighters and their aircraft, and then the movie was screened in the historic WWII hangar.
Talented local performers, Mainland pilots from the Academy of Model Aeronautics, and remote control flyers from Japan all performed remote-control aviation feats for two days, flying their massive, 1-to-5 scale planes in the skies above the Museum and historic Ford Island Runway. At noon each day, full scale WWII warbirds flew over the crowd, presented by Bruce Mayes and Pacific Warbirds. Hawaiian Airlines' first aircraft ever, the vintage Bellanca was among those.
Remote Control Clubs flying in the Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii: Frank Tiano Enterprises & The FlyBoys, Birds Of Paradise Airshow Team, Paradise Flyers Radio Control Club, Aloha State Radio Control Club, Aloha State R/C Heli Club, Maui R/C Modelers, and Saito Demonstration Team from Japan.
Visitors also enjoyed free tours of Hangar 79, which still bears the bullet holes of the December 7, 1941 attack. Guests explored helicopters, fighter planes, and the Lt. Ted Shealy Restoration Shop--the 1941 machine shop that is busy restoring the Museum's aircraft.
Corporate Sponsors of the Event: Pacific Air Cargo, Transpak, Bank of Hawaii, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hawaii Gas, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Hawaiian Electric Company, The City & County of Honolulu, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Red Bull and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment.
Partner Sponsors of the Event: Events International, Aqua Hospitality, Mokulele Airlines, Pearlridge Center, Vacations Hawaii, Pizza Hut, Heineken, FedEx, Yelp, the U.S. Navy, and Hasegawa Corporation from Japan.
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 membership and support from donations. To join, volunteer or support, visit www.PacificAviationMuseum.org, 808-441-1000.
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