June 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


Biggest Little Air Show

Saturday, June 3
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Flight demonstrations from 10:30 am – noon!

Big things come in small packages in an amazing aerial display at the Hiller Aviation Museum!

Advance Tickets no longer available. Purchase tickets at the door.
Join the festivities as the Biggest Little Air Show matches a thrilling aerobatic performance by airshow pilot John Collver and his full-sized 1944 SNJ along with demonstrations of exceptional radio controlled models.

It’s OK to bring a small, portable folding chair for your viewing comfort!

San Carlos Airport will close to regular traffic from 10:30 am to noon to allow realistic jet- and propeller-powered model aircraft to roll down the runway and into the sky to take their part in a unique aerial extravaganza including aerobatic helicopters, drones, quadrotors and more!!

Performers are scheduled to include:

  • John Collver flying his 1944 WWII SNJ in a full aerobatic routine
  • The RC Flyers model aircraft demonstrations
    • Aerobatic gyroscopic routines
    • 3D aerobatic helicopters
    • DRONES
    • Quads
    • Jets and other RC aircraft

Flight Demonstration Schedule

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Opening ceremony
WWII Warbirds
Civilian Electric Planes
3D Aerobatic Planes
Drone Race Demo
VTOL and Flying Foam Man
3D Aerobatic Helicopters
Combat Planes with Streamers
3D Extreme Flight Turbo Beaver
3D Profile Gasser Demo
Biplane Demo
Formation Extra 330’s Aerobatic Demo
Fast Pylon Planes Demo
Gasser with Smoke
Turbine Diamond Jet
Full size WWII SNJ

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Drone Combat in the Drone Plex by ASL
Nano and Mini Drones in the Nano cage in the Atrium Room

Watch aerobatics by John Collver in his 1944 WWII SNJ.

John Collver

Pilot: Over 15,000 flight hours of flight time and over 45 years as a pilot. Started flying at age 13 and soloed at 16 and went on to obtain all his pilot ratings from Commercial to Airline Transport Pilot. Flown over 50 types of aircraft including the Good Year blimp and once in the famous television Airwolf helicopter as well as test flights of experimental light aircraft.

Aviation career as a flight instructor, International Aerobatic competition, Corporate pilot with Northrop / Grumman and currently air demonstration pilot for over 34 years and is an air show safety evaluator. John has flown such notables as Chuck Yeager, Dick Cheney, Casper Weinberger as well as California Senators Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer while flying for Northrop / Grumman.

Aircraft: Is a North American AT-6/SNJ Texan. An advanced trainer of WWll and light attack role in the Korean Conflict. Over 15,000 were built in US and Canada. John’s Aircraft Named War Dog was built in Dallas Texas in 1944.


The Texan has a 600 HP Pratt n Whitney engine.

Top speed of 250 mph

Weighs over 5,000 lbs

Length 29 ft and wing span 42 ft. (not your typical air show plane)


Food Trucks

Promo video from last year’s event

Beautifully detailed radio control model aircraft will be on display at the Museum from 10 AM to 1 PM, with air show flight demonstrations from 10:30 AM to 12 PM.

Event is included with Museum admission—no charge to Museum Members! Capacity is limited. Tickets available at the door.