June 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


Biggest Little Air Show

Saturday, June 1, 2019
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!

Promo video from a previous 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. Pre-purchase online tickets coming soon. .

Pre-purchase online tickets coming soon.

This year’s show will match a thrilling aerobatic performance by airshow pilot Vicky Benzing in her Stearman Bi-plane 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:

  • Vicky Benzing in her 1940 Stearman Bi-plane. 
  • 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
Future Fight – Star Wars
Dueling Bi-Planes
Drone Race & Freestyle Demo
IMAC 3D Aerobatics
EDF Jets
Combat Planes
Turbine Jet
Stearman Bi-plane flown by Vicky Benzing

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Drone Demos in the Drone Plex
Nano and Mini Drones in the Nano Cage in the Atrium Room

*Schedule subject to change without notice

Vicky Benzing and her 1940 Stearman Bi-plane

Born and raised in California, Vicky Benzing is an accomplished pilot, skydiver, aerobatic performer and air racer. Vicky has over 8000 hours of flight time and over 1200 parachute jumps. Her flying career has spanned more than thirty years and she currently holds an Airline Transport Pilot Rating as well as Commercial Ratings in helicopters, seaplanes and gliders.


1940 Boeing Stearman Bi-plane

Vicky’s beautiful Stearman was manufactured in 1940 by the Boeing Aircraft Company for use as a Military Trainer in WWII. In February 1946 after the war ended, this aircraft was sold from the war assets administration for $770.

After many years serving as a crop duster it was restored in 1990 back to original. Vicky purchased the airplane in 1998. She only made modifications to the engine and added a smoke system, other than that it remains like it was originally built over 79 years ago.

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