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Feb
22
Mon
2021
Museum Closed Temporarily
Feb 22 – Mar 5 all-day
Museum Closed Temporarily

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Upcoming dates:

Wednesday, July 6, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wednesday, August 31, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Event included with Museum admission.

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Mar
2
Tue
2021
Imagination Playground
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Temporarily Closed – Alternate Hands-On Exhibits Available

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.

Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum

Meet Hiller Aviation Museum staff and build an aviation-themed project online in a special Virtual Invention Lab session!

Virtual Invention Lab meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2 PM.

Each session runs 30-35 minutes and includes an introduction, hands-on activity, and exploration of an aircraft or aircraft replica in the Hiller Aviation Museum.

Presented live via Zoom from the Invention Lab studio!    No pre-registration required, just drop in!

Virtual Invention Lab topics Winter/Spring 2021

  • Prepare for Re-Entry (March 2-4)
  • Towers (March 9-11)
  • Clouds and Weather (March 16-18)
  • Sundials (March 23-25)

Free of charge!

 

Sponsored by the SAGA Foundation

The Hiller Aviation Museum’s Virtual Invention Lab is presented through the generous support of the SAGA Foundation. 

Current Activity

March 2-4

Prepare for Re-Entry

Investigate one of the most challenging parts of human spaceflight – the return to Earth!  Construct a paper space capsule model and check out the Hiller Aviation Museum’s 9/10-scale Gemini spacecraft replica in an exciting adventure to the final frontier.

Supply List – Prepare for Re-Entry

 

Handouts

Space Capsule Template

Zoom Link

Zoom Link

Zoom link active only during scheduled Virtual Invention Lab sessions.

March 9-11

Towers

Discover the exciting world of the engineer while designing and building a tower, then check out the Hiller Aviation Museum’s historic 1940s-vintage rotating airport beacon from San Francisco International Airport!

Supply List – Towers

  • 20 dry spaghetti noodles (may substitute 20 plastic or paper drinking straws)
  • 20″ of clear or masking tape
  • 1 small marshmallow or 1 cotton ball
  • 1 piece scratch paper (for design)
  • 1 pencil
  • Scissors

 

 

Zoom Link

Zoom Link

 

Mar
3
Wed
2021
Imagination Playground
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Temporarily Closed – Alternate Hands-On Exhibits Available

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.

FMX Flight Simulator
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
FMX Flight Simulator

FMX Flight Simulator

Temporarily Closed.   The tight quarters in the cockpit and close proximity of pilot and instructor makes 6-foot social distancing unachievable in FMX.   Keep checking back for information about the reopening of the FMX flight simulator.

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.

Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum

Meet Hiller Aviation Museum staff and build an aviation-themed project online in a special Virtual Invention Lab session!

Virtual Invention Lab meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2 PM.

Each session runs 30-35 minutes and includes an introduction, hands-on activity, and exploration of an aircraft or aircraft replica in the Hiller Aviation Museum.

Presented live via Zoom from the Invention Lab studio!    No pre-registration required, just drop in!

Virtual Invention Lab topics Winter/Spring 2021

  • Prepare for Re-Entry (March 2-4)
  • Towers (March 9-11)
  • Clouds and Weather (March 16-18)
  • Sundials (March 23-25)

Free of charge!

 

Sponsored by the SAGA Foundation

The Hiller Aviation Museum’s Virtual Invention Lab is presented through the generous support of the SAGA Foundation. 

Current Activity

March 2-4

Prepare for Re-Entry

Investigate one of the most challenging parts of human spaceflight – the return to Earth!  Construct a paper space capsule model and check out the Hiller Aviation Museum’s 9/10-scale Gemini spacecraft replica in an exciting adventure to the final frontier.

Supply List – Prepare for Re-Entry

 

Handouts

Space Capsule Template

Zoom Link

Zoom Link

Zoom link active only during scheduled Virtual Invention Lab sessions.

March 9-11

Towers

Discover the exciting world of the engineer while designing and building a tower, then check out the Hiller Aviation Museum’s historic 1940s-vintage rotating airport beacon from San Francisco International Airport!

Supply List – Towers

  • 20 dry spaghetti noodles (may substitute 20 plastic or paper drinking straws)
  • 20″ of clear or masking tape
  • 1 small marshmallow or 1 cotton ball
  • 1 piece scratch paper (for design)
  • 1 pencil
  • Scissors

 

 

Zoom Link

Zoom Link

 

Hiller Hangar Talk @ Hiller Aviation Museum
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hiller Hangar Talk @ Hiller Aviation Museum

Hiller Hangar Talk

Presentations, exploits, research and even some tall tales from aviators and flying enthusiasts. 

Each talk is about 20-30 minutes with time for Q&A.   

Presented via Zoom.    Pre-registration required.

See the “Next Talk” and “Upcoming Talk” schedule for specific dates and times.

Free of charge!

 

Sponsored by:

Next Talk!

Wednesday, March 3,  7:00 pm

Bush Flying in Alaska

with Darren Pleasance

With only one major highway, the primary mode of transportation in Alaska is the airplane so if you like to fly, Alaska is definitely the place to be. From landing ski planes on the glaciers of Mount McKinley, to mapping tundra fires, the flying in Alaska provides an unparalleled flying experience.  Join 7,000 hour pilot Darren Pleasance describing his days as an Alaskan bush pilot.

Click here to register on Zoom.

Upcoming Talk

Wednesday, March 17,  7:00 pm

Lincoln Beachey:  Greatest Aviator of All Time!

with Frank Marrero

The Man Who Owned the Sky, Alexander of the Air, The Divine Flyer!!! Who and why would an aviator get (and deserve) such accolades? Consider his firsts: the inventor of stall recovery, first man to fly upside down, first man to achieve terminal velocity (and live), first to master the loop, the Father of Aerobatics, the first to pick up a handkerchief with his wingtip, who played for the largest crowds in U.S. history … the list goes on and on. Step right up, come and see the Master Flyer!

Click here to register on Zoom.

Upcoming Talk

Wednesday, March 31,  7:00 pm

The Reno Air Races

with Marilyn Dash

With 14 years of experience flying the Reno Air Races as a pilot in the Biplane Class, Marilyn Dash now announces the Reno Air Races both in person and via live internet streaming. Marilyn takes us on a tour of one of world’s last remaining, and most famous, aviation racing events and her work producing similar pylon air races around the world.

Click here to register on Zoom.

Mar
4
Thu
2021
Imagination Playground
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Temporarily Closed – Alternate Hands-On Exhibits Available

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.

Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum

Meet Hiller Aviation Museum staff and build an aviation-themed project online in a special Virtual Invention Lab session!

Virtual Invention Lab meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2 PM.

Each session runs 30-35 minutes and includes an introduction, hands-on activity, and exploration of an aircraft or aircraft replica in the Hiller Aviation Museum.

Presented live via Zoom from the Invention Lab studio!    No pre-registration required, just drop in!

Virtual Invention Lab topics Winter/Spring 2021

  • Prepare for Re-Entry (March 2-4)
  • Towers (March 9-11)
  • Clouds and Weather (March 16-18)
  • Sundials (March 23-25)

Free of charge!

 

Sponsored by the SAGA Foundation

The Hiller Aviation Museum’s Virtual Invention Lab is presented through the generous support of the SAGA Foundation. 

Current Activity

March 2-4

Prepare for Re-Entry

Investigate one of the most challenging parts of human spaceflight – the return to Earth!  Construct a paper space capsule model and check out the Hiller Aviation Museum’s 9/10-scale Gemini spacecraft replica in an exciting adventure to the final frontier.

Supply List – Prepare for Re-Entry

 

Handouts

Space Capsule Template

Zoom Link

Zoom Link

Zoom link active only during scheduled Virtual Invention Lab sessions.

March 9-11

Towers

Discover the exciting world of the engineer while designing and building a tower, then check out the Hiller Aviation Museum’s historic 1940s-vintage rotating airport beacon from San Francisco International Airport!

Supply List – Towers

  • 20 dry spaghetti noodles (may substitute 20 plastic or paper drinking straws)
  • 20″ of clear or masking tape
  • 1 small marshmallow or 1 cotton ball
  • 1 piece scratch paper (for design)
  • 1 pencil
  • Scissors

 

 

Zoom Link

Zoom Link

 

Mar
5
Fri
2021
Imagination Playground
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground

Temporarily Closed – Alternate Hands-On Exhibits Available

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.