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

Determine at least two possible dates for your field trip.

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.

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Junior High School Programs
Amazing Aircraft II
Grades 3-8, 50-Minute Duration
Program Fee $4.50 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!
 
Constellations Tonight
Grades K-8, 30-Minute Duration
Program Fee $3.00 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.
 
Flight Planning Lab
Grades 5-12, 90-Minute Duration
Program Fee $6.50 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.
 
Flight Simulator Lab
Grades 3-12, 50-Minute Duration
Program Fee $4.50 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.
 
Forces of Flight
Grades 5-8, 50-Minute Duration
Program Fee $4.50 per Student*
Developed in partnership with NASA, students are introduced to the forces of flight through a series of detailed experiments measuring the thrust generated by propeller-powered cars. Students predict, test and measure changing forces using test equipment, and then optimize the performance of their propeller car before competing in a race. Optional classroom activities are available to extend and enhance the experience.
 
Introduction to Aviation
Grades 3-6, 90-Minute Duration
Program Fee $6.50 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!
 
Night Flight
Grades 3-8, 90-Minute Duration
Program Fee $6.50 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.
 
Skyways
Grades 5-8, 50-Minute Duration
Program Fee $3.00 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.
 
Storm Chasers
Grades 3-8, 50-Minute Duration
Program Fee $4.50 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!
 

*In addition to Museum admission.

All programs are aligned with California State Content Standards.

 
 


 

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