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Dec
16
Sun
2018
Aero Workshop 1:30 PM
Dec 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Aero Workshop 1:30 PM

Aero Workshop

Grades 3-8

Sunday, December 16
Towers
1:30 PM & 3:00 PM

Sunday, February 24
Helicopters
1:30 PM & 3:00 PM

 

 

 

Put your engineering skills to the test in the Aero Workshop!  Each session is a special 75-minute mini design challenge designed for children ages 8-12.  Each workshop centers on a particular problem in aerospace illustrated by a pair of hands-on experiences.  Participants then work in small teams of 3-5 to design, build and test a working invention, then launching it in a culminating competition.

Towers

Investigate the technologies used to construct towers, from the ancient Egyptian engineer Imhotep to modern Air Traffic Control facilities.  Design and build a tower able to reach the highest possible altitude!

 

Helicopters

Experiment with vertical flight!  Test paper helicopters in a wind tunnel to explore rotary-wing lift, then create an unpowered helicopter designed for long duration flight.

Program Description

Each 75-minute Aero Workshop is restricted to children ages 8-12.  At least one parent or guardian must accompany children throughout the program.

All programs include the following components:

  • Introduction to day’s Aero Workshop theme
  • Hands-On discovery experiences
  • Invention design/creation time
  • Competition at end of session

Aero Workshop participation is included with Museum admission,

How to Register

Aero Workshop participation is included in Museum admission (no charge to Members) and no advance registration is required.  Participants may report to the Invention Lab to check in starting 10 minutes before each scheduled session. 

 

Aero Workshop 3:00 PM
Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Aero Workshop 3:00 PM

Aero Workshop

Grades 3-8

Sunday, December 16
Towers
1:30 PM & 3:00 PM

Sunday, February 24
Helicopters
1:30 PM & 3:00 PM

 

 

 

Put your engineering skills to the test in the Aero Workshop!  Each session is a special 75-minute mini design challenge designed for children ages 8-12.  Each workshop centers on a particular problem in aerospace illustrated by a pair of hands-on experiences.  Participants then work in small teams of 3-5 to design, build and test a working invention, then launching it in a culminating competition.

Towers

Investigate the technologies used to construct towers, from the ancient Egyptian engineer Imhotep to modern Air Traffic Control facilities.  Design and build a tower able to reach the highest possible altitude!

 

Helicopters

Experiment with vertical flight!  Test paper helicopters in a wind tunnel to explore rotary-wing lift, then create an unpowered helicopter designed for long duration flight.

Program Description

Each 75-minute Aero Workshop is restricted to children ages 8-12.  At least one parent or guardian must accompany children throughout the program.

All programs include the following components:

  • Introduction to day’s Aero Workshop theme
  • Hands-On discovery experiences
  • Invention design/creation time
  • Competition at end of session

Aero Workshop participation is included with Museum admission,

How to Register

Aero Workshop participation is included in Museum admission (no charge to Members).  However, space is limited and advance registration is strongly encouraged.  Register online to reserve your space prior to the day of the event – simply pay applicable admission fees upon your arrival on the day of the program.  Participants should check in at the Hiller Aviation Museum Gift Shop no later than 10 minutes prior to program start time to join each program.

Limited same-day, walk-on registration is available for each program.  Inquire at the Gift Shop for more information.

 

Dec
22
Sat
2018
Starlab – Free Event
Dec 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Starlab - Free Event

Starlab Planetarium

Special 30-Minute Star Shows
For Adults and Children Ages 5 and Up

Ages 3-5 welcome at 10:30 AM

Upcoming Dates

Saturday, December 22
Sunday, January 20
Sunday, February 10

10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM

Each show runs 30 minutes.

 

Explore the Stars and Planets

Enter the amazing dome of a Starlab planetarium and see the glittering stars of the night sky projected overhead. Discover the brightest constellations visible each night and the stars used by pilots, sailors and others to navigate across vast and featureless oceans.

Age Restrictions

Children ages 5 and up are welcome with an accompanying adult at any presentation time. Children ages 3-5 may attend the first scheduled presentation each day, with one accompanying adult required for each child. Children age 2 and under are not recommended. Participants must craw through a short tunnel with reduced lighting to access the inside of the Starlab dome and remain seated throughout the 30-minute presentation.

Starlab Ticketing

Starlab is included with Museum admission.  Space for each presentation is limited, and a separate Starlab ticket is required for each participant in addition to Museum admission. Tickets are available at the Admissions counter in the Gift Shop on the day of each program.

 

Dec
26
Wed
2018
Paper Airplanes
Dec 26 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Paper Airplanes

Paper Airplanes

Upcoming dates:

Wednesday, December 26, 11 AM

 

Everyone loves paper airplanes. We turn into test pilots just by folding sheets of paper. We make them to see how fast they will go or how far they will fly, we even try to do aerobatics with them.

One of the top paper airplane makers in the country (and world record holder), John Collins, will join us for an expert demonstration of the wonder, delight and aeronautic capabilities of hand made paper gliders. John is world distance paper airplane record holder and a master paper airplane builder. John has written a number of books on building paper airplanes that will be available at the event and John will make sure he personalizes it just for you.

John’s discussions and demonstrations will last approximately 45 minutes. No reservations are required and the event is included with your museum admission.

John’s creative designs include planes so light that simply holding it above your hand and walking makes it fly. He has planes that perform unique aerobatics and even planes that become two when thrown in the air.

Dec
29
Sat
2018
“Sled Driver” – Brian Shul
Dec 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

“Sled Driver” – Brian Shul

Saturday, December 29, 11:00 am

Presentation and book signing by Brian Shul

Event included with Museum admission.

The Hiller Aviation Museum welcomes back Air Force SR-71 pilot Brian Shul. One of only 93 pilots who qualified to fly “The Sled,” Brian flew the SR-71 Blackbird for four years. His book, Sled Driver: Flying the World’s Fastest Jet, provides a unique aviator-eye view of this remarkable flying machine.

Join us Saturday December 30 at 11 am as he shares his experiences in person in a special presentation at the Museum.

As an Air Force fighter pilot, Brian Shul was shot down in the Vietnam War and severely burned in the ensuing crash. Initially given up for dead, he was rescued and spent one year in hospitals and was told his flying days were over.

Amazingly, Brian returned to active duty flying and culminated his Air Force career by flying the Top Secret spy plane, the SR-71. Flying the world’s fastest and highest flying aircraft required an astronaut physical and Brian made Air Force history when he passed with no waivers.

Advanced tickets available on Eventbrite

 

 

Dec
30
Sun
2018
Drone Meet
Dec 30 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Drone Meet

Drone Meet

Event Schedule

Sunday, November 18, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Relay Race

Sunday, December 30, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Build & Fly

Sunday, January 27, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Code & Fly

All competitors must be at least 8 years old to fly at the Drone Meet.

Fly a multi-rotor drone in one of several different skill-specific competitions held in the Hiller Aviation Museum Drone Plex.

Join a Drone Competition!

Fly with the best of the best in a thrilling series of multirotor competitions.  Each Drone Meet event focuses on a different skill in quadcopter flight, and utilizes the Hiller Aviation Museum’s Drone Plex facility.  Drone Meet events include:

  • Preflight briefing
  • Practice with a drone flight simulator
  • Competition using a Museum-provided Drone appropriate for the event

Each Drone Meet features rounds at 1, 2 and 3 PM.  Events are included with Museum admission, but space for each round is limited.  Competitors must register at the Invention Lab (10 AM – 1 PM) or Drone Plex (1 PM – 4 PM) on the day of competition.

Event Descriptions

Build & Fly:  Construct a flyable drone using LEGO-style blocks.  Connect the circuit, sync the controller, and take to the air flying a newly-constructed drone!

Code & Fly:  Use drag-and-drop programing to code a simple flight routine for a Parrot Mambo drone.  Launch the aircraft and watch it complete its mission autonomously!

Relay Race:  Fly like the air racers of old, completing a circuit around pylons spaced around the Drone Plex.  Fly in teams to complete the race without crashing ahead of the competition!

 

Dec
31
Mon
2018
Noon Years Eve
Dec 31 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Noon Years Eve Celebration!

Presented by Bay Area Parent Magazine

Monday, December 31
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kids and parents, come celebrate the New Year with music, activities, face painting and a countdown balloon drop at noon!

Event included with museum admission.

Advanced tickets are available on Eventbrite. 

Advanced purchase is recommend, the event may sell out.

Schedule of Activities*

10:00-10:30    Lori & RJ Music for all ages
10:30 –11:00  Broadway Babies & Kids
11:00-11:40    The Wizard of Ahhs! Magic Show
11:45-NOON   Lori & RJ
Countdown to BALLOON DROP
12:15-12:45    The Puppet Circus
12:45-1:00      Wrap It Up with Lori & RJ

*Schedule subject to change

Stage Entertainment

Lori & RJ – Cotton Candy Express Music
Broadway Babies & Kids
The Wizard of Ahhs! Magic Show
The Puppet Circus

Event Activities

Face Painting
Obstacle Course
Jump House
Drone flying in the Drone Plex
Imagination Playground
Flight Sim Zone
Invention Lab

Exhibitors and Food

Bay Area Parent Magazine
Jumpin’ Giraffe
Provident Credit Union

Food: Nob Hill Pizza & Hot Dogs

Sponsored by:

Jan
2
Wed
2019
Happy Birds
Jan 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Happy Birds

Happy Birds

Upcoming dates:

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 11 AM

Event included with Museum admission.

Join a feathered frenzy with the Happy Birds!  This elite team of parrots, macaws and cockatoos takes wing for a dazzling performance featuring wild and trained behaviors of all sorts.  Arrive early for best seating and take flight on the wild side with these popular parrots and their friends.

These avian performers have been featured on The Tonight Show, Pet Star and The Ellen Show. Their repertoire includes: animal impersonations, singing opera, crying like a baby, and even a song called Clementine!

You will see fantastic birds showing incredible skills, including:

  • RIDING A BIKE
  • THE SHELL GAME
  • RIDING A SCOOTER
  • TALKING AND SINGING SONGS
  • PLAYING BASKETBALL
  • ANIMAL IMPERSONATIONS
  • RAISING THE FLAG
  • 360 DEGREE SWING
  • SKATEBOARDING
  • FLYING TRICKS
  • OPENING DRINKS
  • AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
  • AND MUCH MORE!
Jan
5
Sat
2019
Open Cockpit Day
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Open Cockpit Day

Open Cockpit Day

Upcoming dates:

Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Event included with Museum admission.

Join us for a unique opportunity to gain a pilot’s eye perspective on many of the Hiller Aviation Museum’s aircraft. The McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, Boeing 747 and Hiller H-12 cockpits are always open, but on Open Cockpit Days the doors and canopies of many additional aircraft in the Museum’s collection swing open to allow visitors a special chance to sit inside and explore the controls and instruments needed to fly these aircraft.

Sit in the cockpits of the following aircraft:

  • Grumman HU-16 Albatross
  • Boeing 737-100
  • Boeing 747
  • Cessna 177 Cardinal
  • Aero L-39 Albatross
  • Bell 47D

Sponsored by

Jan
6
Sun
2019
Flight Simulator Rally
Jan 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Flight Simulator Rally

Flight Simulator Rally

Sunday, January 6 – Ultralight Flight
Sunday, February 3 – Carrier Landing

30-minute sessions begin every half hour between 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM.  Event concludes at 4:00 PM.

Take up the challenge in the Flight Sim Zone!

The Flight Simulator Rally, held monthly in the Hiller Aviation Museum’s Flight Sim Zone, presents participants with a specific mission in simulated flight.  Each 30-minute session provides ample time for participants to learn a particular flight, then ends with a challenge flight to achieve the best possible results!

The Flight Sim Zone features a full lab of high-fidelity flight simulators, each equipped with realistic flight controls, high speed graphics processors, and dramatic widescreen-format monitors.  Using state of the art flight simulation software, the Flight Sim Zone provides an exceptional recreation of flight suitable for non-flying novices and veteran aviators alike.

Pilots ages 8 and up are welcome to join each month’s Flight Simulator Rally.  The event is included with Museum admission, but space is limited.  Participants must secure a timed ticket from the Admissions counter in the Museum Gift Shop on the day of each program.

Glider Flight

Experiment with glider performance in the airport environment, then launch a flight across water towards a nearby airport to complete a safe approach and landing.

Ultralight Flight

Take wing in a super-small ultralight aircraft.  Master short field takeoffs and landings, then make an approach to one of the world’s smallest airfields on an island in the Caribbean!

Carrier Landing

Practice the daunting task of landing a modern aircraft on a ship, then drop a tailhook and have a go at making a successful trap!