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Feb
4
Sat
2023
Flight Sim Zone
Feb 4 @ 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, January 16, 2022

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
  • Logitech/Saitek flight yoke and throttle quadrant
  • Saitek rudder pedals
  • X-Plane 11 simulation software

How Sessions Operate

We follow a flight instruction model. Each session begins with an introductory demonstration.  Our instructors are real pilots and they will show you how to properly control an aircraft, like the Beechcraft Baron 58, including the all-important landing procedure. Once proficiency has been achieved in basic procedures, enjoy a sightseeing flight around the Bay!

The Flight Sim Zone is wheelchair accessible.

Invention Lab
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Invention Lab

Invention Lab

INVENTION LAB OPEN WEEKENDS

Activities Available 11 AM - 3 PM Saturdays & Sundays

Included with Museum Admission

Complete amazing hands-on projects in flight!

Weekend Invention Lab Activities

February 4-26

Mars Helicopters

Discovery how helicopters work and build a fun model of a Mars Helicopter!  Suitable for ages 3+.

Feb
5
Sun
2023
Flight Sim Zone
Feb 5 @ 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, January 16, 2022

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
  • Logitech/Saitek flight yoke and throttle quadrant
  • Saitek rudder pedals
  • X-Plane 11 simulation software

How Sessions Operate

We follow a flight instruction model. Each session begins with an introductory demonstration.  Our instructors are real pilots and they will show you how to properly control an aircraft, like the Beechcraft Baron 58, including the all-important landing procedure. Once proficiency has been achieved in basic procedures, enjoy a sightseeing flight around the Bay!

The Flight Sim Zone is wheelchair accessible.

Invention Lab
Feb 5 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Invention Lab

Invention Lab

INVENTION LAB OPEN WEEKENDS

Activities Available 11 AM - 3 PM Saturdays & Sundays

Included with Museum Admission

Complete amazing hands-on projects in flight!

Weekend Invention Lab Activities

February 4-26

Mars Helicopters

Discovery how helicopters work and build a fun model of a Mars Helicopter!  Suitable for ages 3+.

Straw Rocket Workshop
Feb 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Straw Rocket Workshop

Upcoming dates:

All Launches 11 am – 12 pm

Sunday, January 8, 2023
Sunday, February 5, 2023
Sunday, March 19, 2023

Event included with Museum admission. No charge for Museum Members.

 

Advanced tickets available on VBO Tickets

Explore the world of rocketry!

Each Air Rocket Blastoff features an introduction to rocketry and Newton’s Third Law of Motion, including an exploration of a real JPL rocket on display at the Hiller Aviation Museum.  Following a demonstration, participants construct a high-performance straw rocket, then launch it across the museum with a calibrated burst of air.

Event is included with Museum admission.

Feb
11
Sat
2023
Flight Sim Zone
Feb 11 @ 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, January 16, 2022

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
  • Logitech/Saitek flight yoke and throttle quadrant
  • Saitek rudder pedals
  • X-Plane 11 simulation software

How Sessions Operate

We follow a flight instruction model. Each session begins with an introductory demonstration.  Our instructors are real pilots and they will show you how to properly control an aircraft, like the Beechcraft Baron 58, including the all-important landing procedure. Once proficiency has been achieved in basic procedures, enjoy a sightseeing flight around the Bay!

The Flight Sim Zone is wheelchair accessible.

Invention Lab
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Invention Lab

Invention Lab

INVENTION LAB OPEN WEEKENDS

Activities Available 11 AM - 3 PM Saturdays & Sundays

Included with Museum Admission

Complete amazing hands-on projects in flight!

Weekend Invention Lab Activities

February 4-26

Mars Helicopters

Discovery how helicopters work and build a fun model of a Mars Helicopter!  Suitable for ages 3+.

Feb
12
Sun
2023
Flying Football Fun Fest
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Super Bowl Sunday, February 12, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Event included with Museum admission.

Join the excitement of the big game as the Hiller Aviation Museum explores the combination of football and flight in a family-friendly extravaganza!  Join the Robo Bowl and take a turn commanding programmable robots to run plays in the Hiller Aviation Museum’s own robotic stadium!  Fly a drone through football uprights, and explore gridiron aerodynamics while folding, flicking and flying a paper football! 

Outdoors the adventure continues with a fun bouncy obstacle course and football-inspired training parachutes.  Then, at twelve noon, make a play to see a real helicopter drop hundreds of fun foam footballs!   

Wear your favorite team jersey and get a prize!

Come “Tailgate” party in our newly renovated courtyard. Hot dogs and pizza will be available for purchase.

 

Schedule of Events:

Robo Bowl 10-12pm

Inflatable Obstacle Course 10 am – 11:45 am

Drone Plex 11 am – 3 pm

Helicopter Football Drop 12 pm

Invention Lab 10:30-3 pm

Advanced tickets available HERE

 

Sponsored by

Kids’ Carnival
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kids’ Carnival

Sunday, January 15, 10 AM – 12 PM
Sunday, February 12, 10 AM – 12 PM (Football Fun Fest Day)
Sunday, March 12, 10 AM – 12 PM (Leprechaun Leap Day)
Sunday, April 23, 10 AM – 12 PM

Event included with Museum admission. No charge for Museum Members.

 

Join the excitement with special activities just for kids!  Aircraft checkouts, cockpit exploration, glider and helicopter construction and more are just some of the activities available at each Kids’ Carnival.

Advance tickets available on VBO Tickets

Kids’ Carnival Activities

Outdoor Kids’ Carnival
March – November 2023 (February 2023 Weather Permitting)

 

  • Paint-a-Plane Cessna Cardinal
  • Scorpion Helicopter Checkout
  • Paper Helicopter Construction
  • Penguin Airplane Assembly
  • Open Cockpit Aircraft

Indoor Kids’ Carnival
December 2022 – February 2023

 

  • Vertical Wind Tunnels
  • Paper Helicopters
  • Scorpion Helicopter Checkout
  • Glider Construction
  • Penguin Airplane Assembly
  • Rig-a-ma-Jig Construction

Sponsored by

Flight Sim Zone
Feb 12 @ 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, January 16, 2022

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
  • Logitech/Saitek flight yoke and throttle quadrant
  • Saitek rudder pedals
  • X-Plane 11 simulation software

How Sessions Operate

We follow a flight instruction model. Each session begins with an introductory demonstration.  Our instructors are real pilots and they will show you how to properly control an aircraft, like the Beechcraft Baron 58, including the all-important landing procedure. Once proficiency has been achieved in basic procedures, enjoy a sightseeing flight around the Bay!

The Flight Sim Zone is wheelchair accessible.