June 17, 2023 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos CA

San Francisco Bay Area’s Biggest Little Airshow at the Hiller Aviation Museum

The Biggest Little Air Show

Saturday, June 17, 2023
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

This year’s show will match a thrilling aerobatic performance by  airshow pilot Vicky Benzing in her 1940 Boeing Stearman 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 Vicky Benzing in her 1940 Boeing Stearman airplane
    • The RC Flyers model aircraft demonstrations
      • Aerobatic gyroscopic routines
      • 3D aerobatic helicopters
      • DRONES
      • Quads
      • Model Rockets
      • Jets and other RC aircraft

Tickets Go On Sale May 1st

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

Ticket sales end Friday evening or when the show is sold out so get your tickets early! Tickets will not be sold at the door.

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.
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Tickets Go On Sale May 1st

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 Vicky Benzing in her Extra 1940 Boeing Stearman

12:10 pm – 3:00 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 17, 2023

Vicky Benzing in her 1940 Boeing Stearman

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About Vicky Benzing
Born And Raised In California, Vicky Benzing Is An Accomplished Pilot, Skydiver, Aerobatic Performer, And Air Racer.  With Over 9500 Hours Of Flight Time And Over 1300 Parachute Jumps, Vicky Has A Passion For Everything Airborne. Her Flying Career Has Spanned Nearly Forty Years, And She Currently Holds An Airline Transport Pilot Rating As Well As A Commercial Rating In Helicopters, Seaplanes, And Gliders.

Vicky Still Remembers Her First Flight In Her Uncle’s Airplane When She Was Just A Small Child.  Inspired By That Flight At A Very Young Age, Vicky Learned To Fly In A Family Friend’s Antique Taylorcraft In Her Hometown Of Watsonville, On The California Coast.  She Was Thrilled By The Spins, Loops, And Rolls That Her Ex-Military Instructor Taught Her And Subsequently Took Aerobatic Instruction From Legendary Pilot Amelia Reid.

Vicky’s Aerobatic Flying Took A Brief Back Seat While She Earned Her Ph.D. In Chemistry From Uc Berkeley And Began Working In The Silicon Valley High Tech Industry.  But Her Passion For Spins, Loops, And Rolls Soon Returned When She Took An Aerobatic Flight With Air Show Legend Wayne Handley.

In 2005, Vicky Began Her Aerobatic Training In Earnest.  She Began Competing In Aerobatic Contests Throughout The Us, Working Her Way Up Through The Many Categories. In Between Contests, Vicky Also Began Performing In Local Air Shows.  Today Vicky Holds A Surface Level Aerobatic Waiver And Has Flown Hundreds Of Air Show Performances At Venues Across The United States, Including As An Invited Performer At The Greatest Airshow In The World, Eaa Airventure In Oshkosh, Wi.

In Addition To Aerobatics, Vicky Got The Racing Bug When A Friend Invited Her To “Come to Play In My Sandbox” At The National Championship Air Races In Reno, Nv.  In Her First Year Of Racing, Vicky Was Chosen As “Rookie Of The Year” After Having Won Her First Race Ever, And In 2015 Vicky Became The “Fastest Woman Racer” Ever In The History Of The Reno Air Races When She Qualified An Aero Vodochody Jet On The Race Course At 469.831 Mph.  Last September, Vicky Flew Her Lancair Legacy To A Third Place Finish In The Sport Gold Class And An L-39 Jet Named “Robin” In The Jet Gold Class Final.  Next September, She Plans To Race Her Historic P-Purple 51d In The Unlimited Class.  Vicky Currently Serves As An Officer Of Racing Jets Inc.

Vicky Has Also Had The Opportunity To Work On Several Films, Television, And Other Media Projects.  Vicky Can Be Seen Flying Her Beautiful Boeing Stearman In The Documentary Film “Mercury 13” Which Is Currently Airing On Netflix.  Other Film And Television Projects Include Episodes Of “Ice Pilot” And “Ncis La,” And Extensive Stunt Work In Her Stearman For The Short Film “Niner Echo Foxtrot.”  And Now Open In Las Vegas, NV, Is The Immersive Flight- Ride Experience, “Flyover Las Vegas – The Real Wild West,” Where Vicky Can Be Seen Barrel-Rolling Her Red Stearman Across The Sky.

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