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Apr
11
Sat
2020
Invention Lab
Apr 11 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Invention Lab

Invention Lab

INVENTION LAB CURRENTLY CLOSED

Included with Museum Admission

During the current COVID-19 situation, the Invention Lab is temporarily closed.

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

Use tools of science to explore aviation, aerodynamics, engineering, assembly and design. Suitable for children ages 3 and up.

Weekday Invention Lab Activities

Wind Tunnel Helicopters

Build an modify a paper helicopter to allow it to fly freely in a vertical wind tunnel!

Straw Rockets

Investigate Newton’s Third Law of Motion while building and launching a paper straw rocket!

Weekend/Holiday Invention Lab Activities

March 7-29, 2020

Airplane Identification Models

Build a paper model of a Hiller Aviation Museum aircraft in the style of World War II identification models!  Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

Flight Sim Zone
Apr 11 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Flight Sim Zone

Flight Sim Zone

Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 2 pm

Also Open

    Monday, November 11, 11 am – 2 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
Apr 11 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
FMX Flight Simulator

FMX Flight Simulator

Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 2 pm

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.

Apr
18
Sat
2020
Invention Lab
Apr 18 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Invention Lab

Invention Lab

INVENTION LAB CURRENTLY CLOSED

Included with Museum Admission

During the current COVID-19 situation, the Invention Lab is temporarily closed.

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

Use tools of science to explore aviation, aerodynamics, engineering, assembly and design. Suitable for children ages 3 and up.

Weekday Invention Lab Activities

Wind Tunnel Helicopters

Build an modify a paper helicopter to allow it to fly freely in a vertical wind tunnel!

Straw Rockets

Investigate Newton’s Third Law of Motion while building and launching a paper straw rocket!

Weekend/Holiday Invention Lab Activities

March 7-29, 2020

Airplane Identification Models

Build a paper model of a Hiller Aviation Museum aircraft in the style of World War II identification models!  Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

Flight Sim Zone
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Flight Sim Zone

Flight Sim Zone

Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 2 pm

Also Open

    Monday, November 11, 11 am – 2 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
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
FMX Flight Simulator

FMX Flight Simulator

Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 2 pm

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.

Apr
19
Sun
2020
Invention Lab
Apr 19 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Invention Lab

Invention Lab

INVENTION LAB CURRENTLY CLOSED

Included with Museum Admission

During the current COVID-19 situation, the Invention Lab is temporarily closed.

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

Use tools of science to explore aviation, aerodynamics, engineering, assembly and design. Suitable for children ages 3 and up.

Weekday Invention Lab Activities

Wind Tunnel Helicopters

Build an modify a paper helicopter to allow it to fly freely in a vertical wind tunnel!

Straw Rockets

Investigate Newton’s Third Law of Motion while building and launching a paper straw rocket!

Weekend/Holiday Invention Lab Activities

March 7-29, 2020

Airplane Identification Models

Build a paper model of a Hiller Aviation Museum aircraft in the style of World War II identification models!  Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

Flight Sim Zone
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Flight Sim Zone

Flight Sim Zone

Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 2 pm

Also Open

    Monday, November 11, 11 am – 2 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
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
FMX Flight Simulator

FMX Flight Simulator

Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 2 pm

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.

Apr
25
Sat
2020
Invention Lab
Apr 25 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Invention Lab

Invention Lab

INVENTION LAB CURRENTLY CLOSED

Included with Museum Admission

During the current COVID-19 situation, the Invention Lab is temporarily closed.

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

Use tools of science to explore aviation, aerodynamics, engineering, assembly and design. Suitable for children ages 3 and up.

Weekday Invention Lab Activities

Wind Tunnel Helicopters

Build an modify a paper helicopter to allow it to fly freely in a vertical wind tunnel!

Straw Rockets

Investigate Newton’s Third Law of Motion while building and launching a paper straw rocket!

Weekend/Holiday Invention Lab Activities

March 7-29, 2020

Airplane Identification Models

Build a paper model of a Hiller Aviation Museum aircraft in the style of World War II identification models!  Appropriate for ages 5 and up.