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Oct
21
Sat
2017
Drone Rangers Workshop
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Drone Rangers Workshop

Drone Rangers

Half-Day Drone Programs Grades K-5

Saturday, September 16
Saturday, October 21
Saturday, November 11
Saturday, December 16

All Programs 10 AM – 12:30 PM

Discover the world of drones with flight simulation, real flight training in the Museum’s Drone Plex, exploration of historical aircraft and more!

Drone Rangers ($69 – $59 Members)

Launch an adventure into multi-rotor flight accessible for the youngest aspiring drone aces!  Drone Rangers is designed for children ages 5-10 and includes a range of explorations into remotely operated vehicles.  Each 2.5-hour program includes:

  • Introduction to robotic flight
  • Examination of remotely pilot aircraft in Museum’s collection
  • Hands-on experiments in vertical flight
  • Introductory flight training using drone flight simulators
  • Dual flight instruction and free flight in Drone Plex flight center
  • Complete entry-level drone system including aircraft, radio, battery and charger

Each participant masters the basics of vertical flight with a simple hand-powered helicopter before learning to fly multi-rotor aircraft on the simulators and in the Drone Plex.  All participants will take home a working quadcopter and all support equipment required to fly it.  Aircraft used may vary between programs, but all models used in Drone Rangers are below the weight threshold for FAA certification.

Children are checked in to instructional staff for the duration of each program.  Please complete a Student Information and Medical Form and have ready to provide directly to your child’s instructor at the time of check-in.  Parents are welcome to observe but need not be present during the program.

Drone Rangers

Program Dates
Saturday, September 16
Saturday, October 21
Saturday, November 11
Saturday, December 16

Register
Space for all programs is limited to provide the best experience for all participants.

Not Even the Sky is the Limit Benefit Gala @ Hiller Aviation Museum
Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Not Even the Sky is the Limit Benefit Gala @ Hiller Aviation Museum

13th Annual Benefit Gala

Join us for an incredible evening of interactive Museum activities with fabulous food and drink! All proceeds benefit the Museum’s aviation and STEM education programs.

5:30 pm Cocktails
7 pm Dinner & Live Auction

Saturday, October 21 at Hiller Aviation Museum

Featuring keynote by Airline Captain, Olympian, and JetBlue Technology Ventures President Bonny Warner Simi

Table Sponsorship Opportunities Available:

$15,000 ∙ $10,000 ∙ $5,000 ∙ $3,500

Individual Ticket: $300

Not Even the Sky is the Limit Gala Underwriters

Our deepest gratitude to the following generous supporters:

 

Board of Directors

Stephen S. Hiller, Chair

Hank Scherf, Vice Chair

Don Eaton, Secretary

Mariya Anderson ∙ Mark Jon Bluth ∙ Bram Bout ∙ Rick Ellinger ∙ Skip Fleshman ∙ Rick Gostyla ∙ Marian Harris ∙ Bob Lundy ∙ Robert MacLean ∙ Chris Malachowsky ∙ Timothy Ng ∙ Brenna O’Boyle ∙ Seth Schalet ∙  Manuel Terranova

Sponsors

Mark Jon Bluth

Asset Management  ∙  Chris & Melody Malachowsky

Jeffery Bass & Lisa Babbitt  ∙  Oliver & Jil Coolidge ∙  Rick Gostyla & Sally Puccini ∙ Marian Harris & Ross Ferguson ∙ Carolyn Hiller ∙ Stephen S. Hiller ∙ Bob Lundy & Dale Ellen Nelson ∙ Robert & Julie MacLean ∙ Seth Schalet & Claire Berney ∙ Hank Scherf & Vicki Sanders ∙ Manuel Terranova/Peaxy

Gala Committee

Glenna Eaton

Eileen DiGiorgio

Brenna O’Boyle

Thank you In-kind Auction and Prize Donors!

  • 3 Pigs BBQ
  • A Runner’s Min
  • ABC 7 News
  • Alana’s Cafe
  • Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria
  • Anonymous
  • Asian Art Museum
  • Avenir Restaurant Group
  • Bay Area Bagels
  • Bay Area Discovery Museum
  • Beach Blanket Babylon
  • Beach House at Half Moon Bay
  • Berkeley Repertory Theatre
  • Best Western Plus Lighthouse Pacifica
  • Blackhawk Museum
  • Blue Line Pizza
  • Books Inc.
  • BrightLine Bags
  • Buck’s of Woodside
  • Cache Creek Casino Resort
  • Capelo’s BBQ
  • Catered Too
  • Chabot Space & Science Center
  • Children’s Creativity Museum
  • Computer History Museum
  • Concannon Vineyard
  • The Contemporary Jewish Museum
  • Costanoa
  • CreoLa Bistro
  • The Crepe Stop
  • Crown Plaza San Francisco Airport
  • Cuisinett
  • CuriOdyssey
  • Dinah’s Garden Hotel
  • Disneyland Resort
  • Dragon Productions Theatre Company
  • Ducky’s Car Wash
  • Electronic Arts
  • Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
  • Firehouse Bistro
  • Fish Market
  • Frankie, Johnnie & Luigi Too!
  • Gleim the Jeweler
  • Golfland USA
  • Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar
  • Guittard Chocolate Company
  • Habitot Children’s Museum
  • Happy Hollow Zoo
  • Hillbarn Theatre
  • International Orange Spa
  • It’s All Gravy
  • Marian Harris & Ross Ferguson
  • Stephen S. Hiller
  • Hiller Aviation Museum
  • Hotel Pullman San Francisco Bay
  • Hula Truck
  • Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
  • Just Kids Cuts & Beauty Market
  • Rich King
  • Lamplighters Music Theatre
  • Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
  • Bob Leone, Pop Artist
  • Lindsay Wildlife Experience
  • Little Green Cyclo
  • Livermore Wine Trolley
  • Lovejoy’s Tea Room
  • Robert & Julie MacLean
  • Marlinda’s MOD Skincare
  • Marriott San Francisco Waterfront
  • Michael David Winery
  • Bill Miklos
  • Montana Sporting Club
  • Moonstar Buffet
  • Mozzeria
  • Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa
  • Marcella & Tim Ng
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • The Nueva School
  • The Office Bar & Grill
  • The Olive Crush
  • Pasta Pasta
  • Peninsula Pet Resort
  • Peninsula Symphony
  • Reposado Restaurant
  • Retro Sweets
  • Sam’s Chowder House
  • San Jose Sharks
  • Hank Scherf & Vicki Sanders
  • Sibby’s Cupcakery
  • SF Bay Adventures
  • SF Jazz
  • SFMOMA
  • Sheraton Palo Alto
  • Sixteen Mile House
  • Sixto’s Cantina
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Stanford Athletics
  • The Steamin’ Burger Truck
  • Stella Alpina Osteria
  • Sundance the Steakhouse
  • SusieCakes
  • T’Epifany
  • Tamer Mickel Salon Stylist Marisol Cienfuegos
  • Ten Toes Children’s Shoes
  • Tony Lawrence, Global Wine Chef
  • Vesta
  • Vivace Ristorante
  • Waffle Roost
  • Bruce Wallace
  • Waxing Wine Cellars
  • Webb Ranch
  • Wegman’s Nursery
  • Williams Selyem Winery
  • The Winter Lodge
  • Zola

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For more information, contact: Rebecca Duran, VP of Development, at 650-654-0200 ext. 203 or duran@hiller.org.

Oct
23
Mon
2017
Aero Design Challenge
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aero Design Challenge

Aero Design Challenge

Grades 5-12

Monday, October 23 2017 – Friday, October 27 2017
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Wednesday, October 25 2017
Also offered
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Thursday, October 26 FULL

Aero Design Challenge is an exploration into design and engineering.   Each 3-hour program explores concepts in aeronautics that challenges participants to construct a working prototype.

Each student in the Aero Design Challenge participates in a series of discovery experiences in the Hiller Aviation Museum’s main gallery, including:

  • Wind tunnel experiments
  • Examination of full-scale aircraft
  • Flight simulation
  • Glider flight trials

Following the exploration period, students join a small team to construct, test, improve and present a glider able to satisfy the design requirements.

Now entering its sixth year, the Aero Design Challenge is part of the Bay Area Science Festival and celebrates the design thinking process in the world of flight. Offered at no cost to participants through the generous support of sponsors and the engagement of scores of volunteers from local technology businesses and universities,  the Aero Design Challenge has engaged over 1,000 participants since its inception.

Aero Design Challenge generously sponsored by:

Glider Challenge

For this year’s Aero Design Challenge, participants investigate lift and aerodynamics while designing, building and flying a glider able to travel the greatest possible distance!

Aero Design Challenge participants work in teams of up to 4 students, accompanied by a volunteer mentor, to investigate unpowered flight.  Discovery stations include the Invention Lab, Wind Tunnel and Flight Simulator Lab; the Drone Plex’s flight enclosure will be used for experimental glider flights.

How to Register

Aero Design Challenge programs are provided to participants at no charge, but space is limited and pre-registration is required.  School groups may complete a field trip reservation request using the Museum’s convenient online request system.  Individuals and small groups may enroll using the Aero Design Challenge registration portal.

All Aero Design Challenge participants will receive a confirmation email and additional information regarding the program approximately one week prior to program date.  Make your plans now to join an exceptional hands-on aerospace engineering experience.

Oct
24
Tue
2017
Aero Design Challenge
Oct 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aero Design Challenge

Aero Design Challenge

Grades 5-12

Monday, October 23 2017 – Friday, October 27 2017
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Wednesday, October 25 2017
Also offered
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Thursday, October 26 FULL

Aero Design Challenge is an exploration into design and engineering.   Each 3-hour program explores concepts in aeronautics that challenges participants to construct a working prototype.

Each student in the Aero Design Challenge participates in a series of discovery experiences in the Hiller Aviation Museum’s main gallery, including:

  • Wind tunnel experiments
  • Examination of full-scale aircraft
  • Flight simulation
  • Glider flight trials

Following the exploration period, students join a small team to construct, test, improve and present a glider able to satisfy the design requirements.

Now entering its sixth year, the Aero Design Challenge is part of the Bay Area Science Festival and celebrates the design thinking process in the world of flight. Offered at no cost to participants through the generous support of sponsors and the engagement of scores of volunteers from local technology businesses and universities,  the Aero Design Challenge has engaged over 1,000 participants since its inception.

Aero Design Challenge generously sponsored by:

Glider Challenge

For this year’s Aero Design Challenge, participants investigate lift and aerodynamics while designing, building and flying a glider able to travel the greatest possible distance!

Aero Design Challenge participants work in teams of up to 4 students, accompanied by a volunteer mentor, to investigate unpowered flight.  Discovery stations include the Invention Lab, Wind Tunnel and Flight Simulator Lab; the Drone Plex’s flight enclosure will be used for experimental glider flights.

How to Register

Aero Design Challenge programs are provided to participants at no charge, but space is limited and pre-registration is required.  School groups may complete a field trip reservation request using the Museum’s convenient online request system.  Individuals and small groups may enroll using the Aero Design Challenge registration portal.

All Aero Design Challenge participants will receive a confirmation email and additional information regarding the program approximately one week prior to program date.  Make your plans now to join an exceptional hands-on aerospace engineering experience.

Oct
25
Wed
2017
Aero Design Challenge
Oct 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aero Design Challenge

Aero Design Challenge

Grades 5-12

Monday, October 23 2017 – Friday, October 27 2017
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Wednesday, October 25 2017
Also offered
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Thursday, October 26 FULL

Aero Design Challenge is an exploration into design and engineering.   Each 3-hour program explores concepts in aeronautics that challenges participants to construct a working prototype.

Each student in the Aero Design Challenge participates in a series of discovery experiences in the Hiller Aviation Museum’s main gallery, including:

  • Wind tunnel experiments
  • Examination of full-scale aircraft
  • Flight simulation
  • Glider flight trials

Following the exploration period, students join a small team to construct, test, improve and present a glider able to satisfy the design requirements.

Now entering its sixth year, the Aero Design Challenge is part of the Bay Area Science Festival and celebrates the design thinking process in the world of flight. Offered at no cost to participants through the generous support of sponsors and the engagement of scores of volunteers from local technology businesses and universities,  the Aero Design Challenge has engaged over 1,000 participants since its inception.

Aero Design Challenge generously sponsored by:

Glider Challenge

For this year’s Aero Design Challenge, participants investigate lift and aerodynamics while designing, building and flying a glider able to travel the greatest possible distance!

Aero Design Challenge participants work in teams of up to 4 students, accompanied by a volunteer mentor, to investigate unpowered flight.  Discovery stations include the Invention Lab, Wind Tunnel and Flight Simulator Lab; the Drone Plex’s flight enclosure will be used for experimental glider flights.

How to Register

Aero Design Challenge programs are provided to participants at no charge, but space is limited and pre-registration is required.  School groups may complete a field trip reservation request using the Museum’s convenient online request system.  Individuals and small groups may enroll using the Aero Design Challenge registration portal.

All Aero Design Challenge participants will receive a confirmation email and additional information regarding the program approximately one week prior to program date.  Make your plans now to join an exceptional hands-on aerospace engineering experience.

Oct
26
Thu
2017
Aero Design Challenge
Oct 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aero Design Challenge

Aero Design Challenge

Grades 5-12

Monday, October 23 2017 – Friday, October 27 2017
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Wednesday, October 25 2017
Also offered
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Thursday, October 26 FULL

Aero Design Challenge is an exploration into design and engineering.   Each 3-hour program explores concepts in aeronautics that challenges participants to construct a working prototype.

Each student in the Aero Design Challenge participates in a series of discovery experiences in the Hiller Aviation Museum’s main gallery, including:

  • Wind tunnel experiments
  • Examination of full-scale aircraft
  • Flight simulation
  • Glider flight trials

Following the exploration period, students join a small team to construct, test, improve and present a glider able to satisfy the design requirements.

Now entering its sixth year, the Aero Design Challenge is part of the Bay Area Science Festival and celebrates the design thinking process in the world of flight. Offered at no cost to participants through the generous support of sponsors and the engagement of scores of volunteers from local technology businesses and universities,  the Aero Design Challenge has engaged over 1,000 participants since its inception.

Aero Design Challenge generously sponsored by:

Glider Challenge

For this year’s Aero Design Challenge, participants investigate lift and aerodynamics while designing, building and flying a glider able to travel the greatest possible distance!

Aero Design Challenge participants work in teams of up to 4 students, accompanied by a volunteer mentor, to investigate unpowered flight.  Discovery stations include the Invention Lab, Wind Tunnel and Flight Simulator Lab; the Drone Plex’s flight enclosure will be used for experimental glider flights.

How to Register

Aero Design Challenge programs are provided to participants at no charge, but space is limited and pre-registration is required.  School groups may complete a field trip reservation request using the Museum’s convenient online request system.  Individuals and small groups may enroll using the Aero Design Challenge registration portal.

All Aero Design Challenge participants will receive a confirmation email and additional information regarding the program approximately one week prior to program date.  Make your plans now to join an exceptional hands-on aerospace engineering experience.

Oct
27
Fri
2017
Aero Design Challenge
Oct 27 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aero Design Challenge

Aero Design Challenge

Grades 5-12

Monday, October 23 2017 – Friday, October 27 2017
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Wednesday, October 25 2017
Also offered
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Thursday, October 26 FULL

Aero Design Challenge is an exploration into design and engineering.   Each 3-hour program explores concepts in aeronautics that challenges participants to construct a working prototype.

Each student in the Aero Design Challenge participates in a series of discovery experiences in the Hiller Aviation Museum’s main gallery, including:

  • Wind tunnel experiments
  • Examination of full-scale aircraft
  • Flight simulation
  • Glider flight trials

Following the exploration period, students join a small team to construct, test, improve and present a glider able to satisfy the design requirements.

Now entering its sixth year, the Aero Design Challenge is part of the Bay Area Science Festival and celebrates the design thinking process in the world of flight. Offered at no cost to participants through the generous support of sponsors and the engagement of scores of volunteers from local technology businesses and universities,  the Aero Design Challenge has engaged over 1,000 participants since its inception.

Aero Design Challenge generously sponsored by:

Glider Challenge

For this year’s Aero Design Challenge, participants investigate lift and aerodynamics while designing, building and flying a glider able to travel the greatest possible distance!

Aero Design Challenge participants work in teams of up to 4 students, accompanied by a volunteer mentor, to investigate unpowered flight.  Discovery stations include the Invention Lab, Wind Tunnel and Flight Simulator Lab; the Drone Plex’s flight enclosure will be used for experimental glider flights.

How to Register

Aero Design Challenge programs are provided to participants at no charge, but space is limited and pre-registration is required.  School groups may complete a field trip reservation request using the Museum’s convenient online request system.  Individuals and small groups may enroll using the Aero Design Challenge registration portal.

All Aero Design Challenge participants will receive a confirmation email and additional information regarding the program approximately one week prior to program date.  Make your plans now to join an exceptional hands-on aerospace engineering experience.

Oct
28
Sat
2017
Halloween Haunted Hangar
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Halloween Haunted Hangar

Halloween Haunted Hangar

Saturday, October 28
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join our flying witch for a delightful celebration of flight and fright as the Hiller Aviation Museum hosts its annual Halloween Haunted Hangar.

Come in costume and see the Gallery decked out in its spooky Halloween decorations. Join the Creepy Carnival games to earn special prizes. Meet our flying witch and sign her special Halloween pumpkin.

Join a spooky honor guard to accompany the witch to her helicopter before she takes off and splats the great orange gourd across the landscape below in a festive salute to the Halloween spirit!

Pumpkin Drop video

Schedule of Activities

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Halloween craft activities
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Witch’s reception and pumpkin signing
11:45 AM Halloween costume review and witch salute
12:00 PM Helicopter take-off and pumpkin drop

Halloween crafts, Haunted Hangar and pumpkin drop are included with Museum admission. Age 4 and under admitted at no charge. Come in costume for a festive experience. We’ll see you there!

Sponsored by:

Oct
29
Sun
2017
Fly for Fun Days
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Fly for Fun Days

Fly for Fun Days

Paper Airplane Workshops

Future Dates:

Sunday, October 15

Sunday, October 29

Join the excitement of the National Paper Airplane Contest at the Hiller Aviation Museum!  Each Fly for Fun date investigates the science of flight with paper airplanes using curriculum content developed by author and record-setting paper airplane ace John Collins, frequent presenter at the Hiller Aviation Museum.

In the distance competition, participants explore the science of aerodynamics and techniques for constructing gliders with minimal drag to boost the chances of producing spectacular distance flights.  In the assisted flight competition, high lift is the key as each glider is designed to have maximum loft.

Each Fly for Fun event is included with Museum admission.

Distance

Sunday, October 15, 1 PM – 3 PM

Go long with a power-assisted paper plane launch! Explore the role of drag in aircraft flight and construct a long-distance paper glider able to be launched with a blast of air, then launch it across the great indoors of the Museum’s Atrium!

Assisted Flight

Sunday, October 29, 1 PM – 3 PM

The wing’s the thing in a contest to construct a paper plane with minimum sink rate—and maximum flight time! Learn how the force forces of flight combine in a simple glider, and then build and test your own design under the guidance of Hiller Aviation Museum staff and volunteers!

Fly for Fun Days programs are included with admission to the Hiller Aviation Museum (no charge for Members).

All program participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Check in at the Museum Gift Shop on the day of the program to register.

Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the world of paper-light flight at the Hiller Aviation Museum!

John’s creative designs include planes so light that simply holding it above your hand and walking makes it fly. He has planes that perform unique aerobatics and even planes that become two when thrown in the air.

Nov
4
Sat
2017
National Paper Airplane Contest
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
National Paper Airplane Contest

National Paper Airplane Contest

Bay Area Regional Competition

Saturday, November 7, 2017

10 AM – 2 PM

Join the excitement of the National Paper Airplane Competition with John Collins, paper plane ace, author, and distance record champion.  Three different events test the design and flying skills of participants, each immersing the aspiring paper plane pilot in a different area of aeronautics.  Participants may choose to compete in all three events, or specialize in one or two.

Contest Schedule

10 AM Check-In/Onsite Registration
10:15 AM Orientation – Distance
10:30 AM Workshop Session – Distance
11:30 AM Distance Competition
12 PM Check-In/Onsite Registration
12:15 PM Orientation – Assisted Lift
12:30 PM Workshop Session – Assisted Lift
1:30 PM Assisted Lift Competition
2:00 PM End of Event

How to Participate

All participants must register through the National Paper Airplane Competition Shop and check in at the Hiller Aviation Museum on November 4.  Advanced registration is recommended.  Onsite registration will be available on the day of the event on a space-available basis.

Fee Required

A contest fee, which is paid to the National Paper Airplane Contest organization, is required for all participants. Click here for online registration.

Admission to the Hiller Aviation Museum aircraft gallery is free for participants in the contest.

One of the top paper airplane makers in the country (and world record holder), John Collins, will join us to conduct the contest. John is world distance paper airplane record holder and a master paper airplane builder.

Participants must compete with their own paper airplanes according to contest rules.