June 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Biggest Little Air Show

Saturday, June 13, 2020
10:00 am – 1:00 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 at the Museum from 10 AM to 1 PM, with air show flight demonstrations 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!!


    • Japanses 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

Get your Tickets Online

Buy your tickets online and avoid the line. 

$18 Adults (18-64)
$11 Youth (5-17)
$11 Senior (65+)
Free (Children 4 and under)

Museum members do not need advanced tickets. Show Museum ID card when entering the event.
Advanced ticket purchase recomended on Eventbrite

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? The museum has FREE parking. You are also welcome to park at the hotel next door to the museum or in any of the airport parking lots down Skyway Rd. Better yet – Take Uber or Lyft.

Flight Demonstration Schedule*

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

  • Opening ceremony
  • WWII Warbirds
  • “Things That Shouldn’t Fly”
  • 3D Aerobatics
  • Stealth Flight – Star Trek
  • Drone Race & Freestyle Demo
  • IMAC 3D Aerobatic
  • EDF Electric Jets
  • 3D Helicopters
  • Giant Sailplanes
  • Turbine Pilatus
  • F-18 Turbine Jet
  • Havic XXL Jet
  • Model Rocket Launch
  • Combat Demo
  • Pitts S2S Yuichi Takagi 
  • Pilot Yuichi Takagi meet and greet after performance

12:00 – 1:00 pm

  • 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!

This is a video from a previous year’s event. This year’s Biggest Little Airshow is Saturday, June 13, 2020

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.