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Jun
26
Sat
2021
Biggest Little Virtual Air Show @ Hiller Aviation Museum
Jun 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

The Biggest Little Air Show – Sold Out

Saturday, June 26, 2021
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

This year’s show will match a thrilling aerobatic performance by International Japanese aerobatic competition and airshow pilot Yuichi Takagi in his Pitts S2C airplane along with demonstrations of exceptional radio-controlled models.

Beautifully detailed radio control model aircraft will be on display and perform demonstrations at the Museum from 10:30 AM to 12 PM.

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:

    • Japanese International Competition pilot Yuichi Takagi in his Pitts S2S airplane
    • The RC Flyers model aircraft demonstrations
      • Aerobatic gyroscopic routines
      • 3D aerobatic helicopters
      • DRONES
      • Quads
      • Model Rockets
      • Jets and other RC aircraft

This event is is sold out.

No tickets will be sold at the door and no passes accepted for this event.

Hiller Aviation Museum Members: Contact the membership dept. if you would like to be put on a waiting list. You will be contacted a few days before the show notifying you if there is enough space to allow for more tickets. This is for Museum Members only.

Members email Rebecca at duran@hiller.org

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The museum has FREE parking BUT it is very limited. You will be directed by our parking volunteers to park at the hotel next door to the museum or in any of the airport parking lots down Skyway Rd (there may be up to a 3/4 mile walk). Please car pool or better yet – Take Uber or Lyft.

Seating:

There is no seating provided. You are welcome to bring your own folding chairs to the show. The gate to the flight line will open approximately 10 minutes prior to the show.  Placing your chairs on the flight line is on a first come basis. There is no reserved areas.

Masking Requirements for the Biggest Little Air Show:

Inside the Museum>

Already vaccinated?   Mask not required.   If you do not wear a mask, you are attesting that you have been fully vaccinated.  Not vaccinated?   Mask required, including non-vaccinated children ages 3 and up.

Outside at the air show>

Masks are not required for both vaccinated and unvaccinated attendees. 

Click here for CA state COVID-19 guidelines.

Flight Demonstration Schedule*

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

  • WWII Warbirds
  • Civilian Aircraft
  • 3D Aerobatics
  • IMac Aerobatic Demo
  • Drone Race & Freestyle Demo
  • 3D Helicopter aerobatics
  • Giant Sailplanes
  • Model Rocket Launch
  • Full size acrobatics by Yuichi Takagi in his Pitts S-2S

12:10 pm – 1:00 pm

  • Drone flying in the Drone Plex located in the Museum Gallery.

*Schedule subject to change without notice

This is a video from a previous year’s event. This year’s Biggest Little Airshow is Saturday, June 26, 2021

Yuichi Takagi and his Pitts S2C

Like most children, Yuichi dreamed of flying in the freedom of the sky. Born and raised in Japan, he moved to the U.S. in search of a new challenge and dream of being an aviator. Yuichi made his first flight in 1992 and has accumulated more than 7,000 hours as a flight instructor, cargo pilot and traffic watch pilot. He is also Unlimited aerobatic competitor flying a Pitts Special in United States.

Yuichi is a Certified Aircraft Mechanic (A&P), aerobatic competition judge for the Federation Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) and International Aerobatic Club (IAC), as well as chief judge / instructor for the Japanese Aerobatic Club. With more than 15 years of competition aerobatic flying experience, Yuichi’s precise flying and dynamic style make his classic Pitts S-2S dance across the sky.

Pitts S2S

Yuichi’s Pitts Special has oversized control surfaces and a tuned 330 HP engine which make this classic plane perform in a different dimension from other planes. With its iconic, traditional red and white paint, classic rounded wing tips and beautiful lines in the air and on the ground; the Pitts Special is a favorite among air show fans.

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Jul
7
Wed
2021
Happy Birds
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Happy Birds

Happy Birds

Upcoming dates:

All Shows Begin at 11 am

Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Event included with Museum admission.

Event dates and/or format subject to change if required by public health orders.

Online tickets available Click Here

 

Join a feathered frenzy with the Happy Birds!  This elite team of parrots, macaws and cockatoos takes wing for a dazzling performance featuring wild and trained behaviors of all sorts.  Arrive early for best seating and take flight on the wild side with these popular parrots and their friends.

These avian performers have been featured on The Tonight Show, Pet Star and The Ellen Show. Their repertoire includes: animal impersonations, singing opera, crying like a baby, and even a song called Clementine!

You will see fantastic birds showing incredible skills, including:

  • RIDING A BIKE
  • THE SHELL GAME
  • RIDING A SCOOTER
  • TALKING AND SINGING SONGS
  • PLAYING BASKETBALL
  • ANIMAL IMPERSONATIONS
  • RAISING THE FLAG
  • 360 DEGREE SWING
  • SKATEBOARDING
  • FLYING TRICKS
  • OPENING DRINKS
  • AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
  • AND MUCH MORE!
Jul
14
Wed
2021
Water Rocket Rally
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Water Rocket Rally

Upcoming dates:

All Rallies 11 am – 12 pm

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Event included with Museum admission. Free for Museum Members.

Event dates and/or format subject to change if required by public health orders.

Advanced tickets available on Eventbrite
(Select the date you would like to attend)

Discover the world of rockets!

Bring along a recycled 1- or 2-liter soda bottle or purchase a new water rocket body in the Museum’s Gift Shop ($1.50/bottle) and join the rocket workshop!  Use a variety of common craft materials to convert a bottle into a high performance rocket vehicle, then test fly it across the Museum’s Courtyard on a fountain of compressed air and water.

Event is included with Museum admission.

Participants must bring a clean, empty soda bottle (water bottles are not suitable for this activity), or may purchase one in the Museum’s Gift Shop on the day of the event.

Jul
21
Wed
2021
Paper Airplanes
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Paper Airplanes

Paper Airplanes

Upcoming dates:

Saturday, July 10, 11 AM
Wednesday, August 4, 11 AM & 1 PM

Event included with Museum admission.  No charge to Hiller Aviation Museum Members.

Event dates and/or format subject to change if required by public health orders.

Online tickets available Click Here

 

Everyone loves paper airplanes. We turn into test pilots just by folding sheets of paper. We make them to see how fast they will go or how far they will fly, we even try to do aerobatics with them.

One of the top paper airplane makers in the country (and world record holder), John Collins, will join us for an expert demonstration of the wonder, delight and aeronautic capabilities of hand made paper gliders. John is world distance paper airplane record holder and a master paper airplane builder. John has written a number of books on building paper airplanes that will be available at the event and John will make sure he personalizes it just for you.

John’s discussions and demonstrations will last approximately 45 minutes. No reservations are required and the event is included with your museum admission.

John’s creative designs include planes so light that simply holding it above your hand and walking makes it fly. He has planes that perform unique aerobatics and even planes that become two when thrown in the air.

Jul
24
Sat
2021
Happy Birds
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Happy Birds

Happy Birds

Upcoming dates:

All Shows Begin at 11 am

Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Event included with Museum admission.

Event dates and/or format subject to change if required by public health orders.

Online tickets available Click Here

 

Join a feathered frenzy with the Happy Birds!  This elite team of parrots, macaws and cockatoos takes wing for a dazzling performance featuring wild and trained behaviors of all sorts.  Arrive early for best seating and take flight on the wild side with these popular parrots and their friends.

These avian performers have been featured on The Tonight Show, Pet Star and The Ellen Show. Their repertoire includes: animal impersonations, singing opera, crying like a baby, and even a song called Clementine!

You will see fantastic birds showing incredible skills, including:

  • RIDING A BIKE
  • THE SHELL GAME
  • RIDING A SCOOTER
  • TALKING AND SINGING SONGS
  • PLAYING BASKETBALL
  • ANIMAL IMPERSONATIONS
  • RAISING THE FLAG
  • 360 DEGREE SWING
  • SKATEBOARDING
  • FLYING TRICKS
  • OPENING DRINKS
  • AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
  • AND MUCH MORE!
Aug
4
Wed
2021
Paper Airplanes
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Paper Airplanes

Paper Airplanes

Upcoming dates:

Saturday, July 10, 11 AM
Wednesday, August 4, 11 AM & 1 PM

Event included with Museum admission.  No charge to Hiller Aviation Museum Members.

Event dates and/or format subject to change if required by public health orders.

Online tickets available Click Here

 

Everyone loves paper airplanes. We turn into test pilots just by folding sheets of paper. We make them to see how fast they will go or how far they will fly, we even try to do aerobatics with them.

One of the top paper airplane makers in the country (and world record holder), John Collins, will join us for an expert demonstration of the wonder, delight and aeronautic capabilities of hand made paper gliders. John is world distance paper airplane record holder and a master paper airplane builder. John has written a number of books on building paper airplanes that will be available at the event and John will make sure he personalizes it just for you.

John’s discussions and demonstrations will last approximately 45 minutes. No reservations are required and the event is included with your museum admission.

John’s creative designs include planes so light that simply holding it above your hand and walking makes it fly. He has planes that perform unique aerobatics and even planes that become two when thrown in the air.

Aug
7
Sat
2021
Planes, Trains & Cool Cars
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Planes, Trains & Cool Cars

Planes, Trains and Cool Cars

Outdoor Display

Saturday, August 7, 2021, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Display included with Museum admission.

Come check out Unique Aircraft, Garden Steam Model Trains and Cool Cars featuring cars from car clubs and individual owners.

 

Unique airplanes will be on hand and Bay Area Garden Steam Trains.

 

Showcase your vehicle! Car registration is now open. Registration is limited so register early. Your registration donation directly supports the Hiller Aviation Museums education programs. The Hiller Aviation Museum is a 501(c) 3 Educational Institution. 

Aug
11
Wed
2021
Happy Birds
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Happy Birds

Happy Birds

Upcoming dates:

All Shows Begin at 11 am

Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Event included with Museum admission.

Event dates and/or format subject to change if required by public health orders.

Online tickets available Click Here

 

Join a feathered frenzy with the Happy Birds!  This elite team of parrots, macaws and cockatoos takes wing for a dazzling performance featuring wild and trained behaviors of all sorts.  Arrive early for best seating and take flight on the wild side with these popular parrots and their friends.

These avian performers have been featured on The Tonight Show, Pet Star and The Ellen Show. Their repertoire includes: animal impersonations, singing opera, crying like a baby, and even a song called Clementine!

You will see fantastic birds showing incredible skills, including:

  • RIDING A BIKE
  • THE SHELL GAME
  • RIDING A SCOOTER
  • TALKING AND SINGING SONGS
  • PLAYING BASKETBALL
  • ANIMAL IMPERSONATIONS
  • RAISING THE FLAG
  • 360 DEGREE SWING
  • SKATEBOARDING
  • FLYING TRICKS
  • OPENING DRINKS
  • AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
  • AND MUCH MORE!
Aug
15
Sun
2021
Airport Runway Run
Aug 15 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
Airport Runway Run

5th Annual Airport Runway Run

August 15, 2021

Please visit www.hiller.org/run for all details and registration link.

Aug
18
Wed
2021
Water Rocket Rally
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Water Rocket Rally

Upcoming dates:

All Rallies 11 am – 12 pm

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Event included with Museum admission. Free for Museum Members.

Event dates and/or format subject to change if required by public health orders.

Advanced tickets available on Eventbrite
(Select the date you would like to attend)

Discover the world of rockets!

Bring along a recycled 1- or 2-liter soda bottle or purchase a new water rocket body in the Museum’s Gift Shop ($1.50/bottle) and join the rocket workshop!  Use a variety of common craft materials to convert a bottle into a high performance rocket vehicle, then test fly it across the Museum’s Courtyard on a fountain of compressed air and water.

Event is included with Museum admission.

Participants must bring a clean, empty soda bottle (water bottles are not suitable for this activity), or may purchase one in the Museum’s Gift Shop on the day of the event.