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Sep
27
Sun
2020
FMX Flight Simulator
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
FMX Flight Simulator

FMX Flight Simulator

Temporarily Closed.   The tight quarters in the cockpit and close proximity of pilot and instructor makes 6-foot social distancing unachievable in FMX.   Keep checking back for information about the reopening of the FMX flight simulator.

Purchase your flight ticket at our gift shop.
$10 for 10-minute flight.
$8 for museum Members.
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.
For Museum Members Only

Museum members can reserve 30-minute blocks of FMX time in advance.

Contact the simulator reservationist via email (jeff@hiller.org) requesting reservation privileges. Provide your name, Museum Member number, contact phone number and email and we will get back to you with instructions including a personal login and password.

Invention Lab
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Invention Lab

Invention Lab

INVENTION LAB REOPENS JUNE 27

Take-and-Make Activities Available 11 AM - 4 PM Saturdays & Sundays

Included with Museum Admission

During the current COVID-19 situation, the Invention Lab (and the Hiller Aviation Museum) is closed.

Click here for our response to Novel Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19)

Take simple materials to build an amazing project in flight!

Virtual Invention Lab

Join the Invention Lab from home!  Broadcasting via Zoom live from the Invention Lab each Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM, the Virtual Invention Lab brings a hands-on experience in flight into your own home!  Basic school supplies and access to a printer required for most activities.  Visit the Virtual Invention Lab page to see the materials list, download the handouts, and join the live Zoom link!

Virtual Invention Lab

Weekend/Holiday Invention Lab Activities

June 27 – July 26

Paper Helicopters

Build a paper helicopter to investigate the science of rotary-winged flight!  Suitable for ages 3 and up, take-and-make from the Invention Lab 11 AM – 4 PM Saturdays and Sundays.

Oct
3
Sat
2020
Flight Sim Zone
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Flight Sim Zone

Flight Sim Zone

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Flight Sim Zone, a “high-touch” activity, is temporarily closed.

Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Take a virtual flight across the Bay and see the world from the unique perspective of a pilot.

Pass Required.

  • $4 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
  • Saitek flight yoke and throttle quadrant
  • Saitek rudder pedals
  • X-Plane 11 and Prepar3D v.4 simulation software

How Sessions Operate

We follow a flight instruction model. Our instructors are real pilots and they will show you how to properly control a small aircraft like or Cessna 172 or Mooney Bravo, including the all-important landing procedure. Once proficiency has been achieved in basic procedures, the instructor will help you implement a more advanced real-world flying scenario based on your interests including: cross-country flight, multi-engine and airline procedures, bad-weather flying, instrument procedures and flight plans, among many other possibilities.

The Flight Sim Zone is wheelchair accessible.

FMX Flight Simulator
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
FMX Flight Simulator

FMX Flight Simulator

Temporarily Closed.   The tight quarters in the cockpit and close proximity of pilot and instructor makes 6-foot social distancing unachievable in FMX.   Keep checking back for information about the reopening of the FMX flight simulator.

Purchase your flight ticket at our gift shop.
$10 for 10-minute flight.
$8 for museum Members.
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.
For Museum Members Only

Museum members can reserve 30-minute blocks of FMX time in advance.

Contact the simulator reservationist via email (jeff@hiller.org) requesting reservation privileges. Provide your name, Museum Member number, contact phone number and email and we will get back to you with instructions including a personal login and password.

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

Invention Lab

INVENTION LAB REOPENS JUNE 27

Take-and-Make Activities Available 11 AM - 4 PM Saturdays & Sundays

Included with Museum Admission

During the current COVID-19 situation, the Invention Lab (and the Hiller Aviation Museum) is closed.

Click here for our response to Novel Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19)

Take simple materials to build an amazing project in flight!

Virtual Invention Lab

Join the Invention Lab from home!  Broadcasting via Zoom live from the Invention Lab each Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM, the Virtual Invention Lab brings a hands-on experience in flight into your own home!  Basic school supplies and access to a printer required for most activities.  Visit the Virtual Invention Lab page to see the materials list, download the handouts, and join the live Zoom link!

Virtual Invention Lab

Weekend/Holiday Invention Lab Activities

June 27 – July 26

Paper Helicopters

Build a paper helicopter to investigate the science of rotary-winged flight!  Suitable for ages 3 and up, take-and-make from the Invention Lab 11 AM – 4 PM Saturdays and Sundays.

Oct
4
Sun
2020
Flight Sim Zone
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Flight Sim Zone

Flight Sim Zone

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Flight Sim Zone, a “high-touch” activity, is temporarily closed.

Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Take a virtual flight across the Bay and see the world from the unique perspective of a pilot.

Pass Required.

  • $4 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
  • Saitek flight yoke and throttle quadrant
  • Saitek rudder pedals
  • X-Plane 11 and Prepar3D v.4 simulation software

How Sessions Operate

We follow a flight instruction model. Our instructors are real pilots and they will show you how to properly control a small aircraft like or Cessna 172 or Mooney Bravo, including the all-important landing procedure. Once proficiency has been achieved in basic procedures, the instructor will help you implement a more advanced real-world flying scenario based on your interests including: cross-country flight, multi-engine and airline procedures, bad-weather flying, instrument procedures and flight plans, among many other possibilities.

The Flight Sim Zone is wheelchair accessible.

FMX Flight Simulator
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
FMX Flight Simulator

FMX Flight Simulator

Temporarily Closed.   The tight quarters in the cockpit and close proximity of pilot and instructor makes 6-foot social distancing unachievable in FMX.   Keep checking back for information about the reopening of the FMX flight simulator.

Purchase your flight ticket at our gift shop.
$10 for 10-minute flight.
$8 for museum Members.
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.
For Museum Members Only

Museum members can reserve 30-minute blocks of FMX time in advance.

Contact the simulator reservationist via email (jeff@hiller.org) requesting reservation privileges. Provide your name, Museum Member number, contact phone number and email and we will get back to you with instructions including a personal login and password.

Invention Lab
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Invention Lab

Invention Lab

INVENTION LAB REOPENS JUNE 27

Take-and-Make Activities Available 11 AM - 4 PM Saturdays & Sundays

Included with Museum Admission

During the current COVID-19 situation, the Invention Lab (and the Hiller Aviation Museum) is closed.

Click here for our response to Novel Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19)

Take simple materials to build an amazing project in flight!

Virtual Invention Lab

Join the Invention Lab from home!  Broadcasting via Zoom live from the Invention Lab each Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM, the Virtual Invention Lab brings a hands-on experience in flight into your own home!  Basic school supplies and access to a printer required for most activities.  Visit the Virtual Invention Lab page to see the materials list, download the handouts, and join the live Zoom link!

Virtual Invention Lab

Weekend/Holiday Invention Lab Activities

June 27 – July 26

Paper Helicopters

Build a paper helicopter to investigate the science of rotary-winged flight!  Suitable for ages 3 and up, take-and-make from the Invention Lab 11 AM – 4 PM Saturdays and Sundays.

Oct
10
Sat
2020
Flight Sim Zone
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Flight Sim Zone

Flight Sim Zone

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Flight Sim Zone, a “high-touch” activity, is temporarily closed.

Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Take a virtual flight across the Bay and see the world from the unique perspective of a pilot.

Pass Required.

  • $4 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
  • Saitek flight yoke and throttle quadrant
  • Saitek rudder pedals
  • X-Plane 11 and Prepar3D v.4 simulation software

How Sessions Operate

We follow a flight instruction model. Our instructors are real pilots and they will show you how to properly control a small aircraft like or Cessna 172 or Mooney Bravo, including the all-important landing procedure. Once proficiency has been achieved in basic procedures, the instructor will help you implement a more advanced real-world flying scenario based on your interests including: cross-country flight, multi-engine and airline procedures, bad-weather flying, instrument procedures and flight plans, among many other possibilities.

The Flight Sim Zone is wheelchair accessible.

FMX Flight Simulator
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
FMX Flight Simulator

FMX Flight Simulator

Temporarily Closed.   The tight quarters in the cockpit and close proximity of pilot and instructor makes 6-foot social distancing unachievable in FMX.   Keep checking back for information about the reopening of the FMX flight simulator.

Purchase your flight ticket at our gift shop.
$10 for 10-minute flight.
$8 for museum Members.
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.
For Museum Members Only

Museum members can reserve 30-minute blocks of FMX time in advance.

Contact the simulator reservationist via email (jeff@hiller.org) requesting reservation privileges. Provide your name, Museum Member number, contact phone number and email and we will get back to you with instructions including a personal login and password.