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  How to Schedule your Field Trip
1.    Select tour and program topics.

2.    Determine at least two possible dates for your field trip.

3.    Use our online field trip request system or call the Hiller Aviation Museum at (650) 654-0200 at least two weeks in advance of your requested date to make a reservation.

Confirmation information is distributed via email within three business days. Review confirmation information carefully upon receipt.

Download the Hiller 2014-2015 Field Trip brochure.

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Junior High School Programs
Amazing Aircraft II
Grades 3-8, 50-Minute Duration
Program Fee $4.75 per Student*
Take flight with a rubber-powered airplane! Amazing Aircraft features construction and flight of a propeller powered balsa airplane. All students add control surfaces to guide their airplane’s flight. Launch into the amazing world of aircraft!

Register online.
Aviation Careers
Grades 6-8, 90-Minute Duration
Program Fee $7.00 per Student*
Explore the world of aviation professionals!  Learn the tools and techniques of Air Traffic Controllers and use math and physics to command a busy radar sector in an Air Traffic Control simulation.  Enter the flight simulators to master control of a small airplane, then land it at a busy international airport.

Register online.  
Constellations Tonight
Grades K-8, 30-Minute Duration
Program Fee $3.25 per Student plus $30 per day*
Take an adventure into the night-time sky! Students enter a giant inflatable Starlab dome to explore by day the stars, planets and constellations that will be visible in the sky that night and discover the means by which early navigators found directions and plotted their courses by the stars.

Register online.
Flight Planning Lab
Grades 5-12, 90-Minute Duration
Program Fee $7.00 per Student*
Science, math and aviation come together in a three-part experience! Students inspect a small aircraft, use aviation charts to plan a flight between airports, and fly a portion of the planned flight in the Flight Sim Zone. Careful consideration of terrain contours and calculations of fuel consumption and velocity are essential to ensure a safe mission.

Register online.
Flight Simulator Lab
Grades 3-12, 50-Minute Duration
Program Fee $4.75 per Student*
Enter the Museum’s Flight Sim Zone, where every student has the opportunity to control a simulated airplane through several realistic, age-appropriate missions. Using state-of-the-art flight simulation equipment and software, students work in pairs to master aircraft control while flying through the Bay Area and the world.

Register online.
Introduction to Aviation
Grades 3-6, 90-Minute Duration
Program Fee $7.00 per Student*
Combine flight simulation and glider construction to explore aviation from every angle! Students conduct a hands-on inspection of a real airplane, build a flying model glider and try their hand flying a small airplane in the Flight Sim Zone. It’s an all-inclusive aviation experience!

Register online.
Night Flight
Grades 3-8, 90-Minute Duration
Program Fee $7.00 per Student plus $30 per day*
Take flight under the stars in a spectacular hands-on exploration of the sky! Identify stars, planets, constellations and directions under the arch of the Starlab dome. Take the controls of a small airplane in the flight simulators to master basic aircraft control, then take on the challenge of navigating to a successful landing under simulated nighttime conditions.

Register online.
Robotic Aircraft Design Challenge
Grades 6-8, 90-Minute Duration
Program Fee $7.00 per Student*
Join the few, the proud, the machines!  Investigate drone aircraft in the Museum’s Gallery and learn how to control an aircraft in flight with a brief flight simulation experience, then tackle the challenge of designed and building a prototype robotic aircraft in an activity created in concern with educators from Stanford’s D-School. 

Register online.
Grades 5-8, 50-Minute Duration
Program Fee $3.25 per Student*
Skyways brings math and aviation together in an intensive Air Traffic Control environment. Students learn how FAA controllers separate and sequence aircraft, and then apply that knowledge with NASA-developed Air Traffic Control simulation software. Small teams of students tackle time, distance and velocity problems in a hands-on exercise to safely command airliners through a checkpoint before time runs out.

Register online.
Storm Chasers
Grades 3-8, 50-Minute Duration
Program Fee $4.75 per Student*
Explore how weather affects flight in a challenging foul-weather flight simulation. Discover thunderstorms and other weather hazards and how they affect aircraft, and then enter the Flight Sim Zone to embark on a realistic mission into inclement conditions. It’s a thrilling adventure to the edge of aviation!

Register online.
Wind Racers
Grades 3-8, 50-Minute Duration
Program Fee $4.75 per Student*
Launch an investigation into forces and motion with a hands-on aeronautics lab developed in partnership with NASA.  Construct a simple vehicle propelled by wind and potential energy in an elastic band.  Test its performance, modify its design and discover how Newton’s Laws of Motion affect different modes of transportation.

Register online.
Wright Flight
Grades 3-8, 50-Minute Duration
Program Fee $7.00 per Student*
Discover the history of Wilbur and Orville Wright and their unprecedented scientific adventure to invent the world’s first airplane. Examine a full-scale recreation of their 1903 Flyer and build a beautifully detailed flying model to help take the excitement of the first flight home.

Register online.

*In addition to Museum admission.

All programs are aligned with California State Content Standards.



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