Hiller Aviation Museum

Test Pilot Academy

Explore the World of the Aviator!

Test Pilot Camp Details

Join the best of the best on a mission to experience the wonder of flight in cutting-edge aircraft!

Test Pilot Academy participants explore the skills needed to fly a wide range of aircraft.  Flight simulation missions in airplanes ranging from basic trainers to modern jet fighters provide hands-on flying experience.  Construction of flying and display aircraft models allows pilots to gain an appreciation for the many different aircraft used for various missions, and authentic cockpit checkouts give participants unparalleled access to real airplanes and helicopters.

Launch an exciting flight of the imagination today!

Camp Details

Grade Level
December 26-29, 2023 (4-Day Camp)
June 17-21, 2024
July 8-12, 2024
July 29 - August 2, 2024
August 19-23, 2024
9 am - 4 pm
K to 5th
Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Rd. San Carlos, CA 94070

Test Pilot Camp Includes

Model Aircraft

Program Includes

  • Airplane 
  • Gliders
  • Jet Airliner
  • Helicopter

Cockpit Encounters

Program Includes

  • Boeing 737 & 747 Jetliners
  • Fokker Dr. I, Aero L-39, and Douglas A-4 fighters
  • Scorpion Helicopter
  • Grumman HU-16 Albatross Amphibian

Flight Experiments

Program Includes

  • Parachutes
  • Hovercraft
  • Airport Operations
  • Jet Propulsion
  • Drone Operations

Flight Simulation

Program Includes

  • Introductory Flight Training
  • Realistic Scenarios & Situations