The Biggest Little Air Show
Saturday, June 11, 2022
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
This year’s show will match a thrilling aerobatic performance by airshow pilot Chuck Coleman in his Extra 300L 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!!
- Airshow pilot Chuck Coleman in his Extra 300L airplane
- The RC Flyers model aircraft demonstrations
- Aerobatic gyroscopic routines
- 3D aerobatic helicopters
- Model Rockets
- Jets and other RC aircraft
Buy your tickets online
$18 Adults (18-64)
$11 Youth (5-17)
$11 Senior (65+)
Free (Children 4 and under)
This event sells out every year so get your tickets early!
No free passes or discount tickets accepted for this event.
Museum Members also need advanced tickets (no charge). Show Museum ID card when entering the event with your ticket.
Advanced ticket purchase on Eventbrite
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 museum or in any of the airport parking lots down Skyway RD. There may be up to a 3/4 mile walk and/or there will be a shuttle bus running to the furthest parking lot at the end of Skyway Rd. Please car pool or better yet – Take Uber or Lyft.
At the conclusion of the air show the traffic light at the corner of Redwood Shores Pkwy and Airport Dr. can back up. We strongly recommend sticking around the show afterwards and talk to the pilots, have lunch, check out the Drone Plex and enjoy the Museum. Shuttle bus runs until 2PM.
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.
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
- Turbine Jets
- Full size acrobatics by Chuck Coleman in his Extra 300L
12:10 pm – 3:00 pm
- Drone flying in the Drone Plex located in the Museum Gallery.
*Schedule subject to change without notice
Chuck Coleman offers aerobatic rides and flight training in his Extra Flugzeugbau 300L aircraft from Southern (Los Angeles or Mojave) and Northern California (Cameron Park). Flights can be equipped with wing and cockpit cameras to capture video and audio of your flight for no extra charge.
Chuck Coleman is an engineer, airshow pilot, test pilot, and flight instructor with over 10,000 hours total flight time and more than 4,100 hours in the Extra Flugzeugbau 300 series aircraft. He has performed in hundreds of airshows and given over three-thousand rides in aerobatic aircraft. He has been deployed around the world in aircraft such as Burt Rutan’s Proteus utilized for scientific research. Chuck has also performed chase duties for programs such as the Collier Trophy winning SpaceShip One designed by Burt Rutan, and performed at hundreds of airshows.
Coleman is a member of the Screen Actor Guild (SAG). He provided aerial support for the documentary “Black Sky” which won the Peabody Award. Chuck also was an aerobatic flight instructor for the actors in Top Gun: Maverick, dubbed “Tom Cruise’s School of Flying.” He flew 140 flights in order to prepare the actors to fly in Navy F-18 Hornets. You can check out his film and TV roles on IMDB!
The Extra 300L is an unlimited two-seat aerobatic aircraft certified in the Standard Category, constructed of high strength composite materials. The aircraft is FAA certified to +/- 10 Gs, and with two people onboard it is certified to +/- 8 Gs. The powerplant is a fuel-injected Lycoming AEIO-540 which produces 300 horsepower. Having an empty weight of ~1400 lbs makes the horsepower to weight ratio very high allowing the Extra 300L to almost hover.