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Oct
13
Sun
2019
Imagination Playground
Oct 13 @ 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.

Invention Lab
Oct 13 @ 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, October 14.

 

 

 

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

Current Invention Lab Activities

October 5-27, 2019

Kites (Ages 5+)

Explore the forces of flight while building and flying one of the earliest flying machines!  Construct a paper sled kite and decorate with seasonally spooky decorations.  Test the design with a wind tunnel and see it soar skyward!

Drone Plex
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Drone Plex

Drone Plex

Every Saturday & Sunday

Current Schedule

11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Drone Demonstrations (11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm)
Flight Simulation (11 am – 3 pm)
Hands-on Code & Fly (11 am – 3 pm, except during demonstrations)

 

All Drone Plex activities included with Museum admission.

Demonstrations suitable for all ages.  Flight simulation recommended for ages 5 and up, drone flight recommended for ages 7 and up.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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!. Observe drone demonstrations, take the controls of a realistic drone simulator and pilot an actual drone in the Drone Plex flight center during Try and Fly..  Expand the experience and take an aircraft home at Buy and Fly sessions!

FAA Drone Safety Video

Flight Sim Zone
Oct 13 @ 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
Oct 13 @ 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.

Flight Simulator Rally
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Flight Simulator Rally

Flight Simulator Rally

Sunday, October 13 – Boeing Factory Flyby
Sunday, November 17 – Formation Flying

30-minute sessions begin every half hour between 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM.  Event concludes at 4:00 PM.

Take up the challenge in the Flight Sim Zone!

The Flight Simulator Rally, held monthly in the Hiller Aviation Museum’s Flight Sim Zone, presents participants with a specific mission in simulated flight.  Each 30-minute session provides ample time for participants to learn a particular flight, then ends with a challenge flight to achieve the best possible results!

The Flight Sim Zone features a full lab of high-fidelity flight simulators, each equipped with realistic flight controls, high speed graphics processors, and dramatic widescreen-format monitors.  Using state of the art flight simulation software, the Flight Sim Zone provides an exceptional recreation of flight suitable for non-flying novices and veteran aviators alike.

Pilots ages 8 and up are welcome to join each month’s Flight Simulator Rally.  The event is included with Museum admission, but space is limited.  Participants must secure a timed ticket from the Admissions counter in the Museum Gift Shop on the day of each program.

Las Vegas Lights

Take a slow flight over the famed Las Vegas Strip at dusk and enjoy a spectacular show of lights.

Boeing Factory Flyby

Depart Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for a scenic flight over historic Boeing Field and on to Everett, Washington, birthplace of widebodied Boeing airliners.

Formation Flying

Take on the challenge of slow flight while matching airspeed with an airborne blimp!

 

Oct
14
Mon
2019
Imagination Playground
Oct 14 @ 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.

Flight Sim Zone – Holiday Hours
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Flight Sim Zone - Holiday Hours

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.

  • $3 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.

Also Open Monday-Tuesday July 3-4.

Flight Sim Zone workstations consist of the following:

  • 3-screen, 3,840 x 1,024 pixel display
  • Saitek flight yoke and throttle quadrant
  • Saitek or PFC rudder pedals
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator (v9 and FSX)

How Sessions Operate

We follow a flight instruction model. Our instructors are real pilots and they will show you how to properly control a Cessna 172 airplane, 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.

Invention Lab – Holiday Hours
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Invention Lab - Holiday Hours

Invention Lab

Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 am to 4:00 pm

Special hours 11 am – 4 pm Monday, September 3

Included with Museum Admission

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

Current Invention Lab Activities

Through July, 2017

Build-a-Plane (Ages 3 -7)
Use kid-rated tools to build and disassemble an airplane model!

Wind Tunnel Challenge (Ages 5 and Up)
Design, construct and test a device able to fly in a vertically-oriented wind tunnel!

Program is included with museum admission and no advance registration is required.  Facilitators will be available to help throughout the process.  Recommended for ages as indicated for the activities above.

Oct
15
Tue
2019
Imagination Playground
Oct 15 @ 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.