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Mar
12
Sun
2023
Flying Leprechaun Skydive!
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Flying Leprechaun Skydive!

Flying Leprechaun Skydive!

Sunday, March 12, 2023, 10 am – 12 pm.

Skydiving “Leaping Leprechaun” at 12 PM

Outdoor activities are weather dependent: Parachute Jump and Paint-a-Plane

Indoor activities will still take place including Bounce House.

The Luck o’ the Irish meets the Hiller Aviation Museum for a special aerial celebration in honor of St. Patrick himself! Join the morning festivities, including free face painting and paint-a-plane GREEN. Scour the Museum’s Gallery for hidden Leprechauns and earn a treat from his pot o’ gold!

Advance on-line tickets available Click Here

Event will be held rain or shine!

At 12 pm watch a bit of Leprechaun magic and aeronautical skill as the Museum’s own Leprechaun leaps from a helicopter high overhead and descends to San Carlos Airport via parachute.

Children wearing green receive a special toy to commemorate the occasion!

Make your plans to join us for an annual tradition at the Hiller Aviation Museum.

Event included with museum admission.

Video Below From 2018 Event 

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Imagination Playground
Mar 12 @ 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’ Carnival
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kids’ Carnival

Sunday, April 23, 10 AM – 12 PM
Sunday, May 14, 10 AM – 12 PM
Sunday, June 25, 10 AM – 12 PM
Sunday, July 30, 10 AM – 12 PM
Sunday, August 27, 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

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Drone Plex
Mar 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Drone Plex

Drone Plex

Every Saturday and Sunday

Regular Schedule
Saturdays & Sundays
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Also open select weekdays 11:00 am – 3:00 pm December 26 & January 2

Drone Demonstrations and Drone Simulation

All Drone Plex activities included with Museum admission.

Demonstrations suitable for all ages.  Children must be 5 years of age or older to use drone simulators, and 8 years of age or older to fly drones.  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
Mar 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, May 29

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.

FMX Flight Simulator
Mar 12 @ 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.

Additional discounts offered to Museum members at the Pilot, Barnstormer, and all Premium levels.

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.
Invention Lab
Mar 12 @ 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, May 29

Included with Museum Admission

Complete amazing hands-on projects in flight!

Weekend Invention Lab Activities

May 6-29

Build-an-Airplane

Use kid-sized fun tools to bolt together and then disassemble a whimsical table-top airplane!  Recommended ages 2-7.

Welcome to Sector 33

Use a unique Air Traffic Control simulation developed by NASA to guide airliners through a checkpoint and on to their destination.  Recommended ages 8+.

 

 

Mar
13
Mon
2023
Imagination Playground
Mar 13 @ 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.

Mar
14
Tue
2023
Imagination Playground
Mar 14 @ 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.

Mar
15
Wed
2023
Imagination Playground
Mar 15 @ 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.