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Jul
19
Thu
2018
Imagination Playground
Jul 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.

Train Display – Summer
Jul 19 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Train Display - Summer

Train Display

July 14 through July 22, 2018
Daily, 11 am – 4:00 pm

See a skillfully crafted HO-scale model train display featuring the scenery and villages of Europe.

For more information on European Train Enthusiasts or European trains go to the ETE website at www.ete.org or come to the Museum and talk to ETE members.

Don’t miss the upcoming annual EuroWest train expo, July 21-22, at Hiller Aviation Museum!

Jul
20
Fri
2018
Imagination Playground
Jul 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.

Train Display – Summer
Jul 20 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Train Display - Summer

Train Display

July 14 through July 22, 2018
Daily, 11 am – 4:00 pm

See a skillfully crafted HO-scale model train display featuring the scenery and villages of Europe.

For more information on European Train Enthusiasts or European trains go to the ETE website at www.ete.org or come to the Museum and talk to ETE members.

Don’t miss the upcoming annual EuroWest train expo, July 21-22, at Hiller Aviation Museum!

Jul
21
Sat
2018
Eurowest Trains
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Eurowest Trains

Belgian Trains and Railways

22nd EuroWest Model Train Show

Saturday, July 21, 2018 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, July 22, 2018 10 am – 4 pm

Event included with Museum admission.

One of the Bay Area’s premiere model train expos.

  • Operating European Model Train layouts
  • Clinics and Lectures
  • Fun Contests for Young and Old
  • Sales Tables
  • Children’s Activities
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Manufacturer and Distributor Displays
Imagination Playground
Jul 21 @ 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
Jul 21 @ 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
Jul 21 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Invention Lab

Invention Lab

Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm 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 August 5, 2018

Make-a-Plane (Ages 3+)
Use age-appropriate tools to build and then disassemble a large model airplane!

Morse Code (Ages 8+)
Create an electric circuit able to transmit messages from one end of the Invention Lab to another!

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.

Train Display – Summer
Jul 21 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Train Display - Summer

Train Display

July 14 through July 22, 2018
Daily, 11 am – 4:00 pm

See a skillfully crafted HO-scale model train display featuring the scenery and villages of Europe.

For more information on European Train Enthusiasts or European trains go to the ETE website at www.ete.org or come to the Museum and talk to ETE members.

Don’t miss the upcoming annual EuroWest train expo, July 21-22, at Hiller Aviation Museum!

Flight Sim Zone
Jul 21 @ 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.