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Aug
12
Mon
2019
Sports Basement Discount Shopping Event
Aug 12 – Aug 18 all-day
Sports Basement Discount Shopping Event

Sports Basement Discount Shopping Event

In-store and online special discounts for Hiller Aviation Museum members and supporters!

Monday, August 12 through Sunday, August 18

How to Save and Support Hiller Aviation Museum:

  • Use these Hiller Aviation Museum discount codes (print flyer below or show on your phone) to get 20% off your in-store or online purchases. Then apply your Basementeer discount to increase your discount to 28%!
  • Super Sale: Discounts stack on top of any in-store deals!
  • Please select Hiller Aviation Museum as your Basementeer nonprofit charity so a portion of your purchase is donated to Hiller Aviation Museum.
  • Free sign up for the Basementeer Program at the new Redwood City store located at 202 Walnut St, Redwood City, CA 94063.

 

Gear up for team sports, camping, biking, running, swimming, travel, snow, and more!

Back-to-School Shopping Season!

Support your local Museum!

20% or more off your purchases!

Aug
18
Sun
2019
Imagination Playground
Aug 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.

Drone Plex – AM
Aug 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 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
Aug 18 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Invention Lab

Invention Lab

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

Also open 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday, September 2.

 

 

 

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

Current Invention Lab Activities

Through August 25, 2019

Paper Planes (Ages 5+)

Design and build paper gliders and test them in a working wind tunnel!  Make improvements and let your glider take flight!

August 31 – September 29, 2019

Morse Code (Ages 7+)

Use circuit electricity to power a simple Morse Code signalling device.  Learn the basics of this important communications system and send a message across the Invention Lab!

Flight Sim Zone
Aug 18 @ 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.

  • $4 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:

  • large 4K screen, 3,840 x 2,160 pixel display
  • Saitek flight yoke and throttle quadrant
  • Saitek rudder pedals
  • X-Plane 11 and Prepar3D v.4 simulation software

How Sessions Operate

We follow a flight instruction model. Our instructors are real pilots and they will show you how to properly control a small aircraft like or Cessna 172 or Mooney Bravo, 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
Aug 18 @ 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.

Water Rocket Rally
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Water Rocket Rally

Upcoming dates:

All Rallies 11 am – 12 pm

Wednesday, August 7

Sunday, August 18

Sunday, September 15

Event included with Museum admission. Free for Museum Members.

Advanced tickets available on Eventbrite
(Select the date you would like to attend)

Discover the world of rockets!

Bring along a recycled 1- or 2-liter soda bottle or purchase a new water rocket body in the Museum’s Gift Shop ($1/bottle) and join the rocket workshop!  Use a variety of common craft materials to convert a bottle into a high performance rocket vehicle, then test fly it across the Museum’s Courtyard on a fountain of compressed air and water.

Event is included with Museum admission.

Participants must bring a clean, empty soda bottle (water bottles are not suitable for this activity), or may purchase one in the Museum’s Gift Shop on the day of the event.

Drone Plex – PM
Aug 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 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)

Drone Plex will close at 12:00 pm on June 3

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

Aug
19
Mon
2019
Imagination Playground
Aug 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.

Aug
20
Tue
2019
Imagination Playground
Aug 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.