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Oct
18
Wed
2017
Imagination Playground
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Daily, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Included with Museum Admission

Exercise your imagination! Create and build large structures using safe and easy-to-maneuver foam blocks. Perfect for young children.

*Imagination Playground closes periodically for facilitated education events.

Oct
19
Thu
2017
Imagination Playground
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Daily, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Included with Museum Admission

Exercise your imagination! Create and build large structures using safe and easy-to-maneuver foam blocks. Perfect for young children.

*Imagination Playground closes periodically for facilitated education events.

Oct
20
Fri
2017
Imagination Playground
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Daily, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Included with Museum Admission

Exercise your imagination! Create and build large structures using safe and easy-to-maneuver foam blocks. Perfect for young children.

*Imagination Playground closes periodically for facilitated education events.

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.

Imagination Playground
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Daily, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Included with Museum Admission

Exercise your imagination! Create and build large structures using safe and easy-to-maneuver foam blocks. Perfect for young children.

*Imagination Playground closes periodically for facilitated education events.

Drone Plex – AM
Oct 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Drone Plex - AM

Drone Plex

Every Saturday & Sunday

10:30 am – 12 pm (demonstration / simulation – no additional ticket required)

1 pm – 3 pm (Flight Experience – additional ticket required)

Flight Experience for Ages 8 and up


Purchase Flight Experience tickets at Museum gift shop:
$5 for 25-minute experience.
$4 for museum Members.

Available 10:30 am – 11 am and 1:30 pm – 3 pm on May 13

 

Drones are one of the most significant advances in aviation of the 21st century. Get a “taste” of flying them in a safe arena with an instructor who will show you techniques for safe drone piloting, including rules, regulations and “do’s and dont’s” practices for responsible drone flight.

Try Flying a Drone!

Discover the fun and challenge of drone flight with instruction. Each 20-minute Flight Experience program includes:

  • Preflight briefing
  • Practice with a drone flight simulator
  • Flight time with a real quadcopter within the Drone Plex

FAA Drone Safety Video

Invention Lab
Oct 21 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Invention Lab

Invention Lab

Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm Included with Museum Admission

Use tools of science to explore aviation, aerodynamics, engineering, assembly and design. Perfect for older children and adults.

Current Invention Lab Activities

Through October 1, 2017

Vertical Wind Tunnels (Ages 3+)
Investigate air resistance!  Construct an “aircraft” using simple craft materials able to fly in a working wind tunnel.

Program is included with museum admission and no advance registration is required.  Facilitators will be available to help throughout the process.  Recommended for ages as indicated for the activities above.

Flight Sim Zone
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Flight Sim Zone

Flight Sim Zone

Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 2 pm

Take a virtual flight across the Bay and see the world from the unique perspective of a pilot.

Pass Required.

  • $3 per Pass (in addition to museum admission).
  • Pass is free for Members.
  • Two people can fly on one Pass (pilot and co-pilot).
  • Obtain Passes at museum Gift Shop.
  • Each Pass good for up to 30 minutes of flight time.
  • Seating is limited.

Flight Sim Zone workstations consist of the following:

  • 3-screen, 3,840 x 1,024 pixel display
  • Saitek flight yoke and throttle quadrant
  • Saitek or PFC rudder pedals
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator (v9 and FSX)

How Sessions Operate

We follow a flight instruction model. Our instructors are real pilots and they will show you how to properly control a Cessna 172 airplane, including the all-important landing procedure. Once proficiency has been achieved in basic procedures, the instructor will help you implement a more advanced real-world flying scenario based on your interests including: cross-country flight, multi-engine and airline procedures, bad-weather flying, instrument procedures and flight plans, among many other possibilities.

The Flight Sim Zone is wheelchair accessible.

FMX Flight Simulator
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
FMX Flight Simulator

FMX Flight Simulator

Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 2 pm

Purchase your flight ticket at our gift shop.
$10 for 10-minute flight.
$8 for museum Members.

Fly with a pilot instructor in an FAA approved full-motion flight simulator, the kind typically seen only in flight schools and training academies used in real world flight training. The cockpit is fully functional and the sensations of flight are amazing. This is the most realistic experience possible short of flying a real airplane!

Try Flying!

This is a 10-minute flight that gets you into the fun and challenge of aviation. Put your feet into the rudder pedals, take the controls and get ready to fly! Accelerate down the runway at San Carlos Airport and lift off in your Cessna 172. Climb out over the Bay, maneuver in the traffic pattern and then land at San Francisco International Airport.

The FMX flight simulator’s fully functional cockpit features the latest in “glass cockpit” avionics technology, the Garmin G1000, including a Primary Flight Display (PFD) and Multi-Function Display (MFD) with integrated autopilot.

  • 6 screen “wraparound” windshield display.
  • Full simulator movement in yaw, pitch and roll.
  • Force feedback flight yoke and throttle quadrant.
  • Rudder pedals.
  • Simulation software: Lockheed Martin Prepar3D.

For Museum Members Only

Museum members can reserve 30-minute blocks of FMX time in advance.

Contact the simulator reservationist via email (jeff@hiller.org) requesting reservation privileges. Provide your name, Museum Member number, contact phone number and email and we will get back to you with instructions including a personal login and password.

Drone Plex – PM
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Drone Plex - PM

Drone Plex

Every Saturday & Sunday

10:30 am – 12 pm (demonstration / simulation)

1 pm – 3 pm (20-minute Flight Experience, ticket required)

Flight Experience for Ages 8 and up

Purchase Flight Experience tickets at Museum gift shop:
$5 for 20-minute experience.
No charge to Museum Members.

 

 

Drones are one of the most significant advances in aviation of the 21st century. Get a “taste” of flying them in a safe arena with an instructor who will show you techniques for safe drone piloting, including rules, regulations and “do’s and dont’s” practices for responsible drone flight.

Try Flying a Drone!

Discover the fun and challenge of drone flight with instruction. Each 20-minute Flight Experience includes:

  • Preflight briefing
  • Practice with a drone flight simulator
  • Flight time with a real quadcopter within the Drone Plex
FAA Drone Safety Video