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Jul
27
Tue
2021
Imagination Playground
Jul 27 @ 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.

Jul
28
Wed
2021
Imagination Playground
Jul 28 @ 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.

Kids’ Air Fair
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kids' Air Fair

Wednesday, July 28, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Event included with Museum admission.

Let your kids paint a plane!

Hands on fun for all!

Get up close to aircraft

Open aircraft cockpits

Learn how to fly!

Kids’ Air Fair Participants

Join the fun at the Hiller Aviation Museum’s annual summer celebration of flight!  Local aviation professionals bring their aircraft and aviation service vehicles to the Museum for a special show-and-tell session, while the museum opens the doors of many of its most popular aircraft!  Kid-friendly activities abound, including balsa glider construction, paint-a-plane, paper helicopter construction and so much more!

 

Wednesday, July 28, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Event included with Museum admission.

Pre-purchase tickets available on VBO Tickets 

Emergency Service Vehicles

  • San Carlos Airport Rescue Truck

* Emergency Service participation is subject to change

Kids’ Activities

  • Paint-A-Plane
  • Open Cockpits (737, 747, HU-16 Albatross, L-39 Jet)
  • Exhibit Scavenger Hunt
  • Glider Construction Station
  • Whirly-Twirly Construction Station
  • Penguin Build-a-plane
  • Imagination Playground
  • And More!

Private Aircraft

  • Charger – Experimental Bi-Plane
  • San Carlos Flight Center Cessna 172
  • Cessna 177 Cardinal
  • Aero Commander 500U
  • BD-5 mini plane
Jul
29
Thu
2021
Imagination Playground
Jul 29 @ 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.

Jul
30
Fri
2021
Imagination Playground
Jul 30 @ 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.

Jul
31
Sat
2021
Imagination Playground
Jul 31 @ 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.

Drone Plex
Jul 31 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Drone Plex

Drone Plex

Every Saturday and Sunday

Drone Plex Reopens July 17

Regular Schedule
Saturdays & Sundays
10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Drone Demonstrations and Drone Simulation

 

All Drone Plex activities included with Museum admission.

Demonstrations suitable for all ages.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Open only when Hiller Aviation Museum open to the public.

Drones are one of the most significant advances in aviation of the 21st century. Observe flight demonstrations conducted 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.

Discover the fun and challenge of drone flight!. Observe drone demonstrations and experience the adventure of autonomous aviation!

FAA Drone Safety Video

Flight Sim Zone
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Flight Sim Zone

Flight Sim Zone

Open Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Also Open

    Monday, May 31, 11 am – 2 pm (Memorial Day)

Take a virtual flight across the Bay and see the world from the unique perspective of a pilot.

Pass Required.

  • $5 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 During COVID-19

We have reduced the number of available simulators in each flight session to obtain social distancing.   Initial instruction is provided via pre-recorded video.  All stations, flight yokes and throttles are disinfected and idled for 90-minutes before reuse.  We follow a flight instruction model. Our instructors are real pilots and they will show you how to properly control an aircraft, including the all-important landing procedure. 

The Flight Sim Zone is wheelchair accessible.

FMX Flight Simulator
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
FMX Flight Simulator

FMX Flight Simulator

Hours:  Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 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.   

Note:  Due to the long duration of inactivity during the pandemic, the scheduling service canceled all logins, so we have to start from scratch.   If you had prior Member reservation privileges, please contact us again and we’ll get you set up.

Invention Lab
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Invention Lab

Invention Lab

INVENTION LAB OPEN WEEKENDS

Activities Available 11 AM - 3 PM Saturdays & Sundays

Also open Monday, July 5.

Included with Museum Admission

Complete amazing hands-on projects in flight!

Weekend Invention Lab Activities

July 3-August 1

Prepare for Re-Entry

Find out how spacecraft return to Earth and construct a paper craft of an Apollo capsule.