Upcoming museum events to include airshow, hangar talk

(Via Ho’okele News)

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor will hold the "Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii" on Aug. 16 and 17.  Photo courtesy of Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor will hold a series of upcoming events for the rest of this year, including an airshow, museum day, hangar talk and open cockpit day.

* The museum will hold the “Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 16 and 17.

This year is the museum’s sixth remote-control airshow. Visitors will be able to drive on to Ford Island or take the free shuttle from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and experience remote control 1/5th scale warbirds, jets and helicopters performing aerial combat, stunts, aerobatics and delivering candy for the children.

Other activities will include music, aircraft flyovers, full size aircraft static displays, hangar tours, prize drawings, food, drink, retail and entertainment booths and exhibits, and a free showing of Disney’s new film “Planes: Fire and Rescue” at 5 p.m. Visitors can bring their chairs and mats.

* Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live will be held on Sept. 27 at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. The event will include free admission to Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor for anyone presenting a museum Day Live! Ticket. Visitors can download free tickets at http://www.smithsonianma g.com/museumday/. This is an annual national celebration of culture and learning between the two museums. Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is a Smithsonian affiliate museum.

* A hangar talk and book signing with Stacey Hayashi, author of “Journey of Heroes,” will be held on Oct. 4 at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. The hangar talk is at 2 p.m. followed by the book signing and meeting with the author at 3 p.m. The event is free with museum admission and free to museum members.

* Open Cockpit Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 18 in the hangars. Visitors can climb into the cockpit of one of several historic aircraft and talk story with pilots. Flight suits and helmets will be provided. Visitors can bring their cameras. The event is free with museum admission and free to museum members.

For more information on the events, call 441-1007 or visit the website http://www.PacificAviationMuseum.org.

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