Saturday October 20
A child stopped in front of a house in his neighborhood and asked the woman working out front why she had such a strange looking canoe in her driveway. "It's not a canoe, it's an airplane!" said the woman. Mystified, the boy asked where the wings were if the odd contraption was actually an airplane. The woman laughed and replied, "In my living room, of course!"
Strange stories like this happen often to the men and women who build experimental aircraft, often in their own garage. These homebuilt X-Planes are constructed, certified by the FAA, and then flown.
The thought of Caractacus Potts from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang tinkering in his laboratory conjures up Hollywood images of eccentric inventors, but these creative souls are actually normal people that have a love of flight and a desire to create their own flying machine! While some of these aircraft are economical and can be built for less than the cost of a new car, others are high tech machines more expensive than the fanciest of sports cars.
On Saturday, October 20nd, the Hiller Aviation Museum hosts a gathering of these homebuilt X-Planes and their builders from around the Bay Area. Join us to meet these magnificent men (and women) and their flying machines.
X-Plane Test Pilot
Recognized by the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, Dave Morss is a rocket pilot, jet pilot, warbird pilot, glider pilot, seaplane pilot, electric airplane pilot, helicopter pilot, homebuilt pilot and test pilot. Dave has flown 40 prototype aircraft and is a race pilot with over 250 races to his credit.
Come listen to Dave share some of his most exciting and interesting test pilot stories.
Event included with Museum admission.