Sports Basement Discount Shopping Event
In-store and online special discounts for Hiller Aviation Museum members and supporters!
Friday, December 13 through Thursday, December 19
How to Save and Support Hiller Aviation Museum:
- Use these Hiller Aviation Museum discount codes (print flyer below or show on your phone) to save on your in-store or online purchases.
- 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 through December only at the new Redwood City store located at 202 Walnut St, Redwood City, CA 94063.
Gear up for winter sports, team sports, camping, biking, running, swimming, travel and more!
Holiday Shopping Season!
Support your local Museum!
Up to 20% off your purchases!
Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm Included with Museum Admission
Also open 11:00 am - 4:00 pm weekdays December 23 - January 3.
Use tools of science to explore aviation, aerodynamics, engineering, assembly and design. Perfect for older children and adults.
Current Invention Lab Activities
December 7, 2019
Paper Helicopter Tests
Celebrate Santa’s rotary-winged arrival by building a working paper helicopter and testing it in a vertical wind tunnel!
December 8, 2019 – January 5, 2020
CAD Holiday Ornaments
Use computer aided design to create a personalized, aviation-themed snowflake ornament and print it on a 3D printer!
Every Saturday & Sunday
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)
Also open December 30-31
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
Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 2 pm
Monday, November 11, 11 am – 2 pm
Take a virtual flight across the Bay and see the world from the unique perspective of a pilot.
- $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
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!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.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.