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Dec
15
Sun
2019
Starlab – Free Event
Dec 15 @ 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

Sunday, December 15
10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM

Sunday, January 19
10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM

Sunday, February 16
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
22
Sun
2019
Drone Meet
Dec 22 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Drone Meet

Drone Meet

Event Schedule

Sunday, December 22, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Precision Landing

Sunday, January 12, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Code & Fly

Sunday, February 9, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Relay Race

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

Precision Landing:  Fly a small multirotor aircraft and land it as close to the target as possible before time expires!

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
26
Thu
2019
Happy Birds
Dec 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Happy Birds

Upcoming dates:

All Shows Begin at 11 am

Thursday, December 26, 2019
Event included with Museum admission.

Online tickets available on Eventbrite
(Select the date you would like to attend)

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!
Dec
28
Sat
2019
“Sled Driver” – Brian Shul
Dec 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

“Sled Driver” – Brian Shul

Saturday, December 28, 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 28 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
29
Sun
2019
Kids’ Carnival
Dec 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kids’ Carnival

Sunday, November 24, 10 AM – 12 PM
Sunday, December 29, 10 AM – 12 PM
Sunday, January 26, 10 AM – 12 PM
Sunday, February 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 Eventbrite
(Select the date you would like to attend)

Kids’ Carnival Activities

Indoor Kids’ Carnival
December 2019 – February 2020

 

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

Outdoor Kids’ Carnival
November 2019

 

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

Sunday, January 26

Up to the Moon

12:00 PM

Special children’s book reading event and book signing featuring astronaut Dan Bursch and children’s author Sharon Yencharis

 

 

Sponsored by

Dec
31
Tue
2019
Noon Years Eve
Dec 31 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Noon Years Eve Celebration!

Presented by Bay Area Parent Magazine

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

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

This event is on-line advanced purchase only. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. This event will sell out so get your tickets early.

Members are FREE but must also get the on-line tickets and show your membership card at the membership check in at the door. If you are interested in becoming a member and entering this event and many others throughout the year for free Click Here.

No passes or other discount coupons accepted at this event.

Get your tickets now at Eventbrite

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
Thu
2020
Paper Airplanes
Jan 2 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Paper Airplanes

Upcoming dates:

Thursday, January 2, 11 AM

 

Online tickets available on Eventbrite
(Select the date you would like to attend)

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.

Jan
4
Sat
2020
Open Cockpit Day
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Open Cockpit Day

Open Cockpit Day

Upcoming dates:

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Saturday, January 4, 2020 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Event included with Museum admission.

Online tickets available on Eventbrite
(Select the date you would like to attend)

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
  • Aero Commander 500U
  • Boeing 737-100
  • Boeing 747
  • Cessna 177 Cardinal
  • Aero L-39 Albatross
  • Bell 47D

Sponsored by

Jan
5
Sun
2020
Flight Simulator Rally
Jan 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Flight Simulator Rally

Flight Simulator Rally

Sunday, November 17 – Formation Flying
Sunday, December 1 – Las Vegas Night Flight
Sunday, January 5 – Miracle on the Hudson
Sunday, February 2 – Boeing Factory Tour

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

Las Vegas Lights

Take a slow flight over the famed Las Vegas Strip at dusk and enjoy a spectacular show of lights.

Boeing Factory Flyby

Depart Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for a scenic flight over historic Boeing Field and on to Everett, Washington, birthplace of widebodied Boeing airliners.

Formation Flying

Take on the challenge of slow flight while matching airspeed with an airborne blimp!

 

Jan
12
Sun
2020
Drone Meet
Jan 12 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Drone Meet

Drone Meet

Event Schedule

Sunday, December 22, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Precision Landing

Sunday, January 12, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Code & Fly

Sunday, February 9, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Relay Race

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

Precision Landing:  Fly a small multirotor aircraft and land it as close to the target as possible before time expires!

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!