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!
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.
This is a video from a previous year’s event. This year’s Biggest Little Airshow is Saturday, June 1st, 2019
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.
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!!
- Vicky Benzing in her 1940 Stearman Bi-plane
- The RC Flyers model aircraft demonstrations
- Aerobatic gyroscopic routines
- 3D aerobatic helicopters
- Model Rockets
- Jets and other RC aircraft
- Peaxy is providing all attendees a chance to win a gift card to the Museum Gift Shop!
- Prizes valued at $250, $100, and $50
Flight Demonstration Schedule*
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
“Things That Shouldn’t Fly”
Stealth Flight – Star Trek
Drone Race & Freestyle Demo
IMAC 3D Aerobatic
EDF Electric Jets
F-18 Turbine Jet
Havic XXL Jet
Model Rocket Launch
Stearman Bi-plane flown by Vicky Benzing
12:00 – 1:00 pm
“Dancing Drone Show” and Drone Demos by “Drones by US” in the Atrium Room Cage
Nano and Mini Drones in the Atrium Room Cage
Museum Drone Demo’s in the Drone Plex in the Main Gallery
*Schedule subject to change without notice
It’s OK to bring a small, portable folding chair for your viewing comfort!
Buy your tickets at the door!
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.
Dancing Drones will perform in the Atrium Drone Cage from 12-1pm
Drones By US demonstrations
12 PM – 1 PM
Atrium Drone Cage
Drones by US sources, markets and sells ultra-high-performance and fun small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Consumer friendly with easy-to-use apps and flight controllers, they are compact for travel most anywhere. We employ cutting-edge technologies such as visual-inertial odometry navigation for greater accuracy in “follow me” tracking and obstacle avoidance along a flight path.
Our technology partner, High Great Innovation Technology Development Company, is a leading manufacturer of advanced small UAS. We are members of the Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team, an industry-FAA partnership committed to ensuring the safe operation of unmanned aircraft in the national airspace system. We’re passionate about flight in all of its forms.
Drones will be demonstrating the following drones:
DBUS1 – FOLDABLE & LIGHTWEIGHT DRONE
- Dual GPS/GLONASS positioning and Optic Flow Ultrasonic positioning sensors
- Easy to operate with one-touch take-off, return home, and auto landing
- Use DbUS App on any mobile phone to fly
DBUS2 – PORTABLE & INTELLIGENT DRONE
- Compact & Light – Fits in your pocket. From pocket to air within 2 minutes
- Flys great indoors and outdoors
- Exempt from FAA registration
There will be hands-on demos for the public. The Drones will be also available for purchase in the museum gift shop.
Click Here for more info on Drones by US
Special Air Show Promotion!
Use discount code BLAS15 to receive 15% off your entire order when you purchase a DBUS1, DBUS2 and/or Remote Controller.
Sale runs May 31st through June 4th. Click Here for more details.
Buy your tickets at the door!