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Dec
16
Sat
2017
Drone Rangers Workshop
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Drone Rangers Workshop

Drone Rangers

Half-Day Drone Programs Grades K-5

Saturday, December 16
Monday, January 15
Saturday, February 17
Saturday, March 10

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, December 16
Monday, January 15
Saturday, February 17
Saturday, March 10

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

Dec
27
Wed
2017
Happy Birds
Dec 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Happy Birds

Happy Birds

Upcoming dates:

Wednesday, Dec 27, 2017 – 11AM

Event included with Museum admission.

Join a feathered frenzy with the Happy Birds!  This elite team of parrots, macaws and cockatoos takes wing for a dazzling performance featuring wild and trained behaviors of all sorts.  Arrive early for best seating and take flight on the wild side with these popular parrots and their friends.

These avian performers have been featured on The Tonight Show, Pet Star and The Ellen Show. Their repertoire includes: animal impersonations, singing opera, crying like a baby, and even a song called Clementine!

You will see fantastic birds showing incredible skills, including:

  • RIDING A BIKE
  • THE SHELL GAME
  • RIDING A SCOOTER
  • TALKING AND SINGING SONGS
  • PLAYING BASKETBALL
  • ANIMAL IMPERSONATIONS
  • RAISING THE FLAG
  • 360 DEGREE SWING
  • SKATEBOARDING
  • FLYING TRICKS
  • OPENING DRINKS
  • AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
  • AND MUCH MORE!
Nano Drone Workshop – PM
Dec 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Nano Drone Workshop

Drone workshops ages 10 – adult

presented in partnership with:

Saturday, September 16
Saturday, November 11
Wednesday, December 27

Afternoon Programs 1 PM – 3:30 PM

Learn to fly a tiny, camera-equipped drone using First Person View (FPV) technology in a special workshop at the Hiller Aviation Museum!

Nano Drone Workshop ($199 – $179 Members)

Micro-scale drone racing is the fastest, easiest way to become a drone sports pilot.  This special 2.5 hour program presented by Aerial Sports League and the Hiller Aviation Museum features a tiny but powerful quad-rotor helicopter with integrated camera and FPV googles, a screen system that provides a drone’s eye view of flight to the pilot at the controls.  Each program features:

  • Introduction to drone operations
  • Nano drone systems and flight preparation
  • Flight training using drone flight simulators
  • Progressive flight training in the Museum’s Drone Plex
  • Complete FPV nano drone flight system, including aircraft, camera, radio, goggles and more

Students learn the basic by building their own micro-drone from scratch, with hands-on help and guidance from ASL’s professional pilot instructors.  Students then learn to fly, starting with basic hover-and-land skills to more advanced racing techniques.

Registration includes admission for the participant (minimum age 10) and one guest.  Pilots ages 10-14 must be accompanied by an adult.   All equipment needed to operate the nano drone including, battery and charging equipment, is included.

Nano Drone Workshop

Program Dates
Saturday, September 16
Saturday, November 11
Wednesday, December 27

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

Dec
30
Sat
2017
“Sled Driver” – Brian Shul
Dec 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

“Sled Driver” – Brian Shul

Saturday, December 30, 11:00 am

Presentation and book signing by Brian Shul

Event included with Museum admission.

The Hiller Aviation Museum welcomes back Air Force SR-71 pilot Brian Shul. One of only 93 pilots who qualified to fly “The Sled,” Brian flew the SR-71 Blackbird for four years. His book, Sled Driver: Flying the World’s Fastest Jet, provides a unique aviator-eye view of this remarkable flying machine.

Join us Saturday December 30 at 11 am as he shares his experiences in person in a special presentation at the Museum.

As an Air Force fighter pilot, Brian Shul was shot down in the Vietnam War and severely burned in the ensuing crash. Initially given up for dead, he was rescued and spent one year in hospitals and was told his flying days were over.

Amazingly, Brian returned to active duty flying and culminated his Air Force career by flying the Top Secret spy plane, the SR-71. Flying the world’s fastest and highest flying aircraft required an astronaut physical and Brian made Air Force history when he passed with no waivers.

Advanced tickets available on Eventbrite

Dec
31
Sun
2017
Noon Years Eve
Dec 31 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Noon Years Eve

Noon Years Eve Celebration!

Presented by Bay Area Parent Magazine

Sunday, December 31
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kids and parents, come celebrate the New Year with music, activities, face painting and a countdown balloon drop at noon!

Event included with museum admission.

Advanced tickets available at Eventbrite

Come early, event may sell out.

Schedule of Activities*

10:00-10:30    Lori & RJ Music for all ages
10:30 –11:00  Future Message Band
11:00-11:40    The Wizard of Ahhs! Magic Show
11:45-NOON   Lori & RJ
Countdown to BALLOON DROP
12:15-12:45    The Puppet Circus
12:45-1:00      Wrap It Up with Lori & RJ

*Schedule subject to change

Stage Entertainment

Lori & RJ – Cotton Candy Express Music
Future Message Band
The Wizard of Ahhs! Magic Show
The Puppet Circus

Event Activities

Face Painting
Giant Slide
Jump House
Drone flying in the Drone Plex
Imagination Playground
Flight Sim Zone
Invention Lab

Exhibitors and Food

Bay Area Parent Magazine
Jumpin’ Giraffe
Provident Credit Union

Food: Nob Hill Pizza & Hot Dogs

Sponsored by:

Jan
3
Wed
2018
Paper Airplanes – 1:30 PM
Jan 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Paper Airplanes - 1:30 PM

Paper Airplanes

Upcoming dates:

Wednesday, January 3, 2018. 11:00 AM

Everyone loves paper airplanes. We turn into test pilots just by folding sheets of paper. We make them to see how fast they will go or how far they will fly, we even try to do aerobatics with them.
One of the top paper airplane makers in the country (and world record holder), John Collins, will join us for an expert demonstration of the wonder, delight and aeronautic capabilities of hand made paper gliders. John is world distance paper airplane record holder and a master paper airplane builder. John has written a number of books on building paper airplanes that will be available at the event and John will make sure he personalizes it just for you.
John’s discussions and demonstrations will last approximately 45 minutes. No reservations are required and the event is included with your museum admission.
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.
Jan
6
Sat
2018
Open Cockpit Day
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Open Cockpit Day

Open Cockpit Day

Upcoming dates:

Saturday, January 6, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Event included with Museum admission.

Join us for a unique opportunity to gain a pilot’s eye perspective on many of the Hiller Aviation Museum’s aircraft. The McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, Boeing 747 and Hiller H-12 cockpits are always open, but on Open Cockpit Days the doors and canopies of many additional aircraft in the Museum’s collection swing open to allow visitors a special chance to sit inside and explore the controls and instruments needed to fly these aircraft.

Sit in the cockpits of the following aircraft:

  • Grumman HU-16 Albatross
  • Boeing 737-100
  • Boeing 747
  • Cessna 177 Cardinal
  • Aero L-39 Albatross
  • Bell 47D

Sponsored by

Jan
15
Mon
2018
Drone Rangers Workshop
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Drone Rangers Workshop

Drone Rangers

Half-Day Drone Programs Grades K-5

Saturday, December 16
Monday, January 15
Saturday, February 17
Saturday, March 10

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, December 16
Monday, January 15
Saturday, February 17
Saturday, March 10

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

Feb
3
Sat
2018
Flying Football Fun Fest
Feb 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Flying Football Fun Fest

Saturday, February 3, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Event included with Museum admission.

Rain or Shine!

Join the excitement of the big game as the Hiller Aviation Museum explores the combination of football and flight in a family-friendly extravaganza! See a helicopter football drop, observe the Doggie Bowl (and adopt a pet), check out the Drone Bowl combat demonstrations, experiment with the aerodynamics of footballs and more!

Footballs will be dropped by local Serra High School football star Leki Nunn.

Enjoy the excitement and fun of doggie football on a mini field! Adopt one of these precious puppies from Copper’s Dream!

Schedule of Events:

Doggie Bowl 11-12pm

Drone Combat 11-1pm

Helicopter Football Drop 12pm

Invention Lab 10:30-4pm

Feb
10
Sat
2018
Bay Area Garden Railroad
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bay Area Garden Railroad

Bay Area Garden Railroad

Saturday, February 10, 2018
11 am – 3 pm

The Bay Area Garden Railroad Society’s waist high track features live steam locomotives. These railroad engines are designed to be run in anybody’s backyard garden.

Live steam locomotives have a butane fueled fire that boils water. The resultant steam is then used to power the pistons. This is the same technique full sized locomotives have used for 175 years. Many examples of old time model steam locomotives will be seen running on the track, all the while puffing wonderful plumes of steam.