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Jul
12
Sun
2020
Members-only Drive-thru Holidays You Missed
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Members-only Drive-thru Holidays You Missed

Drive-thru “Holidays You Missed” Pop-up Experience

Members-only Vehicle Parade

 

Sunday, July 12, 9 – 11 am

RSVP required, limited space available

 

Free to Members!

Due to the pandemic, the museum was unable to hold its usual spring celebrations with the Leaping Leprechaun skydiving to the museum and the Easter Bunny arriving by helicopter and, per county orders, is still unable to host these events in the typical fashion. We understand that these holiday photos can be treasured family moments.
 
We have come up with a creative, safe, and compliant way to still provide a bit of this missed holiday experience!
You may have heard that vehicle-based gatherings are permitted and may have even already participated in one. Hiller Aviation Museum is excited to announce its first-ever “Holidays You Missed” Members-only Drive-thru Experience planned for Sunday, July 12, 2020.
 
More details:
  • A limited number of vehicles will be permitted to participate, and RSVPs are required. Slots are first-come, first-served. On July 12 you will need to bring a copy of your RSVP, which will be emailed to you upon signing up. Please only arrive during your 30-minute window.
  • This special moment will feature the Easter Bunny and Leprechaun, allowing members to take a socially-distanced (but very cool) photo in front of the iconic Boeing 747 aircraft located behind the museum. This is your chance to capture a very special holiday memory. The Easter Bunny and Leprechaun will be 6-feet apart, but prominently featured.
  • Only one family may exit their vehicle at one time, and one person from your vehicle will need to be responsible for taking the photo. (Tripods are OK, but keep it quick.)
  • If you would like to include your vehicle in the photo, you may do so. (Otherwise you will park it out of the photo.) Whether you have a classic car, special vehicle, minivan, etc., you have the option to have your vehicle included.

 

Due to the limited number of vehicles permitted to participate in this experience at one time, this event will be by RSVP only, and signups are first-come, first-served.
 
Options:
  • 9 to 9:30 am arrival
  • 9:30 to 10 am arrival – Almost Full
  • 10 to 10:30 am arrivalFull
  • 10:30 to 11 am arrivalFull
In the event there is more demand than availability, the museum may open a waiting list, additional slots, or host the event again at a future date. Questions may be sent to: museum@hiller.org .

For more information about Museum Membership, please visit our Membership page.

FYI – Museum members also get 25% off in the gift shop at this time!

Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum

Meet Hiller Aviation Museum staff and build an aviation-themed project online in a special Virtual Invention Lab session!

Programs meets Wednesdays at 1 PM, and Saturdays & Sundays at 10 AM.

Presented live via Zoom from the Invention Lab studio!    No pre-registration required, just drop in!

Virtual Invention Lab topics Summer 2020

  • Prepare for Re-Entry (July 15-19, August 12-16)
  • High-Flying Kites (July 22-26, August 19-23)
  • Paper Helicopters (July 29-August 2, August 26-30)
  • Straw Rockets (July 8-12, August 5-9)

Free of charge!

 

Current Activity

July 8-12

Straw Rockets

July 15-19

Prepare for Re-Entry

Straw Rockets

Investigate the science of rocket propulsion and Newton’s Third Law with a simple air-powered rocket!

30-minute activity offered at 10 AM, repeating at 10:30 AM for late joiners.

Supply List

  • Scissors
  • Tape (clear tape works best)
  • Markers
  • Straws (plastic, paper or reusable all OK)

Pattern and Zoom Link

Straw Rocket Template

Space Capsule Template

Zoom Link

Zoom link active only during scheduled Virtual Invention Lab sessions.

Jul
15
Wed
2020
Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum

Meet Hiller Aviation Museum staff and build an aviation-themed project online in a special Virtual Invention Lab session!

Programs meets Wednesdays at 1 PM, and Saturdays & Sundays at 10 AM.

Presented live via Zoom from the Invention Lab studio!    No pre-registration required, just drop in!

Virtual Invention Lab topics Summer 2020

  • Prepare for Re-Entry (July 15-19, August 12-16)
  • High-Flying Kites (July 22-26, August 19-23)
  • Paper Helicopters (July 29-August 2, August 26-30)
  • Straw Rockets (July 8-12, August 5-9)

Free of charge!

 

Current Activity

July 8-12

Straw Rockets

July 15-19

Prepare for Re-Entry

Straw Rockets

Investigate the science of rocket propulsion and Newton’s Third Law with a simple air-powered rocket!

30-minute activity offered at 10 AM, repeating at 10:30 AM for late joiners.

Supply List

  • Scissors
  • Tape (clear tape works best)
  • Markers
  • Straws (plastic, paper or reusable all OK)

Pattern and Zoom Link

Straw Rocket Template

Space Capsule Template

Zoom Link

Zoom link active only during scheduled Virtual Invention Lab sessions.

Hiller Hangar Talk @ Hiller Aviation Museum
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hiller Hangar Talk @ Hiller Aviation Museum

Hiller Hangar Talk

Presentations, exploits, research and even some tall tales from aviators and flying enthusiasts. 

Each talk is about 20-30 minutes with time for Q&A.   

Presented via Zoom.    Pre-registration required.

See the “Next Talk” and “Upcoming Talk” schedule for specific dates and times.

Free of charge!

 

Next Talk!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020.  7:00 pm

Ask an Astronomer

with Brian DiGiorgio

What’s it like being California’s on-call astronomer for the Internet?  Discover all of the crazy questions, unique characters, and interesting astronomy that UCSC astronomy PhD student Brian DiGiorgio has found in two years manning the UC’s “Ask an Astronomer” service. Brian will talk about lessons learned from running the website as well as some highlights over the years.   We’ll open up the floor for Q&A with Brian, afterwards. 

Click here to register on Zoom.

Upcoming Talk

Wednesday, July 29, 2020.  7:00 pm

The Red Baron – Manfred von Richthofen

with J.R. Williams

The fascinating story is told of one of the most respected and feared aircraft aces of World War I, the Red Baron.   He was not an exceptional pilot, but a cunning hunter who learned to accommodate to the best possible advantage the strengths and weaknesses of the fragile aircraft he flew.   This talk complements the recent unveiling of the museum’s new custom-built replica of the famous Fokker Dr.1 triplane, flown by the Red Baron.

Click here to register on Zoom.

Look for more Hangar Talks coming in August!

Upcoming Talk

Look for more Hangar Talks coming in August!

Jul
18
Sat
2020
Planes, Trains & Cool Cars
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Planes, Trains & Cool Cars

Planes, Trains and Cool Cars

Outdoor Display

Saturday, July 18, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Display included with Museum admission.

Come check out unique aircraft, model trains and cool cars featuring cars from car clubs and individual owners.

 

Unique airplanes will be on hand and Bay Area Garden Steam Trains.

 

Showcase your vehicle! Car registration is now open. Registration is very limited this year do to Covid-19.

Upper Cut will be on hand serving delicious Sliders, Grilled Cheese and other yummy treats. 

Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum

Meet Hiller Aviation Museum staff and build an aviation-themed project online in a special Virtual Invention Lab session!

Programs meets Wednesdays at 1 PM, and Saturdays & Sundays at 10 AM.

Presented live via Zoom from the Invention Lab studio!    No pre-registration required, just drop in!

Virtual Invention Lab topics Summer 2020

  • Prepare for Re-Entry (July 15-19, August 12-16)
  • High-Flying Kites (July 22-26, August 19-23)
  • Paper Helicopters (July 29-August 2, August 26-30)
  • Straw Rockets (July 8-12, August 5-9)

Free of charge!

 

Current Activity

July 8-12

Straw Rockets

July 15-19

Prepare for Re-Entry

Straw Rockets

Investigate the science of rocket propulsion and Newton’s Third Law with a simple air-powered rocket!

30-minute activity offered at 10 AM, repeating at 10:30 AM for late joiners.

Supply List

  • Scissors
  • Tape (clear tape works best)
  • Markers
  • Straws (plastic, paper or reusable all OK)

Pattern and Zoom Link

Straw Rocket Template

Space Capsule Template

Zoom Link

Zoom link active only during scheduled Virtual Invention Lab sessions.

Flight Sim Saturday
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Flight Sim Saturday

Flight Sim Saturday

Saturdays, July 18 – August 29

45-minute sessions begin at 11 AM each Saturday.

Experience high-fidelity flight simulation at the Hiller Aviation Museum!

On Flight Sim Saturdays, the Mezzanine-level flight simulation lab opens to the public for a special limited engagement.  Participants learn the basics of piloting a small airplane, then conduct a series of simulated flights over a beautifully recreated San Francisco Bay Area.

Pilots ages 8 and up are welcome to join each Flight Sim Saturday.  The event is included with Museum admission, but space is limited.  Each party is limited to one ticket valid for access to one flight simulator during the program.  Participants must secure a timed ticket from the Admissions counter in the Museum Gift Shop on the morning of each program.

Jul
19
Sun
2020
Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Virtual Invention Lab @ Hiller Aviation Museum

Meet Hiller Aviation Museum staff and build an aviation-themed project online in a special Virtual Invention Lab session!

Programs meets Wednesdays at 1 PM, and Saturdays & Sundays at 10 AM.

Presented live via Zoom from the Invention Lab studio!    No pre-registration required, just drop in!

Virtual Invention Lab topics Summer 2020

  • Prepare for Re-Entry (July 15-19, August 12-16)
  • High-Flying Kites (July 22-26, August 19-23)
  • Paper Helicopters (July 29-August 2, August 26-30)
  • Straw Rockets (July 8-12, August 5-9)

Free of charge!

 

Current Activity

July 8-12

Straw Rockets

July 15-19

Prepare for Re-Entry

Straw Rockets

Investigate the science of rocket propulsion and Newton’s Third Law with a simple air-powered rocket!

30-minute activity offered at 10 AM, repeating at 10:30 AM for late joiners.

Supply List

  • Scissors
  • Tape (clear tape works best)
  • Markers
  • Straws (plastic, paper or reusable all OK)

Pattern and Zoom Link

Straw Rocket Template

Space Capsule Template

Zoom Link

Zoom link active only during scheduled Virtual Invention Lab sessions.

Jul
25
Sat
2020
Flight Sim Saturday
Jul 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Flight Sim Saturday

Flight Sim Saturday

Saturdays, July 18 – August 29

45-minute sessions begin at 11 AM each Saturday.

Experience high-fidelity flight simulation at the Hiller Aviation Museum!

On Flight Sim Saturdays, the Mezzanine-level flight simulation lab opens to the public for a special limited engagement.  Participants learn the basics of piloting a small airplane, then conduct a series of simulated flights over a beautifully recreated San Francisco Bay Area.

Pilots ages 8 and up are welcome to join each Flight Sim Saturday.  The event is included with Museum admission, but space is limited.  Each party is limited to one ticket valid for access to one flight simulator during the program.  Participants must secure a timed ticket from the Admissions counter in the Museum Gift Shop on the morning of each program.

Jul
29
Wed
2020
Hiller Hangar Talk @ Hiller Aviation Museum
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hiller Hangar Talk @ Hiller Aviation Museum

Hiller Hangar Talk

Presentations, exploits, research and even some tall tales from aviators and flying enthusiasts. 

Each talk is about 20-30 minutes with time for Q&A.   

Presented via Zoom.    Pre-registration required.

See the “Next Talk” and “Upcoming Talk” schedule for specific dates and times.

Free of charge!

 

Next Talk!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020.  7:00 pm

Ask an Astronomer

with Brian DiGiorgio

What’s it like being California’s on-call astronomer for the Internet?  Discover all of the crazy questions, unique characters, and interesting astronomy that UCSC astronomy PhD student Brian DiGiorgio has found in two years manning the UC’s “Ask an Astronomer” service. Brian will talk about lessons learned from running the website as well as some highlights over the years.   We’ll open up the floor for Q&A with Brian, afterwards. 

Click here to register on Zoom.

Upcoming Talk

Wednesday, July 29, 2020.  7:00 pm

The Red Baron – Manfred von Richthofen

with J.R. Williams

The fascinating story is told of one of the most respected and feared aircraft aces of World War I, the Red Baron.   He was not an exceptional pilot, but a cunning hunter who learned to accommodate to the best possible advantage the strengths and weaknesses of the fragile aircraft he flew.   This talk complements the recent unveiling of the museum’s new custom-built replica of the famous Fokker Dr.1 triplane, flown by the Red Baron.

Click here to register on Zoom.

Look for more Hangar Talks coming in August!

Upcoming Talk

Look for more Hangar Talks coming in August!