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Jan
23
Sun
2022
Flight Simulator Rally
Jan 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Flight Simulator Rally

Flight Simulator Rally

Sunday, January 23 – Space Shuttle Landing

Sunday, February 13 – Instrument Approach

30-minute sessions begin every half hour between 2:30 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 report to the Flight Sim Zone promptly at the start time of each session to ensure a spot.

Helicopter Challenge

Control a Robinson R22 helicopter and fly the length of an airport runway!

Shuttle Landing

Pilot the historic US space shuttle to an unpowered landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida!

Instrument Approach

Fly the Cessna 172 through severe weather to a safe landing at San Francisco International Airport!

 

Jan
28
Fri
2022
eVTOL Display @ Hiller Aviation Museum
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

eVTOL Display

Friday January 28, 2022

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Vertical Flight Society will end their “Vertical Flight Symposium” at the Hiller Aviation Museum and are inviting the general public to come out and see the future of air transportation.

One of the most promising pursuits in electrical aviation is electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. These eVTOL aircraft are leading the way and may open up air travel to individuals in exciting new ways. A marketable electric eVTOL could change the entire aviation industry as it exists today.

The potential for air taxi services and other quick, convenient commercial transportation are undeniable.

Vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) is not a new concept in aviation. While we are all familiar with helicopters, other aircraft, usually developed for military uses, such as the V-22 Osprey and the F35B fighter jet can both take off and land vertically. VTOL’s use has been relatively limited in the past, however, companies are looking to capitalize on its convenience and speed.

eVTOL’s on display

  1. Elroy Air Chaparral
  2. Tier 1 eR44
  3. Jaunt Journey (scale model)
  4. Transcend Air Vy 400 (scale model)
  5. Aska cockpit display
  6. Airbus A³ Vahana (permanent display)
  7. Kitty Hawk Flyer (permanent display)
  8. Opener Blackfly (permanent display)

*Aircraft subject to change

Event included with museum admission.

Advanced tickets available HERE

Jan
29
Sat
2022
Open Cockpit Day
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Open Cockpit Day

Open Cockpit Day

Upcoming dates:

Saturday, January 29, 2022 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Saturday, May 21, 2022 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Event included with Museum admission.

Online tickets available on VBO

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
  • Fokker Dr.1 Red Baron 
  • Aero Commander 500U
  • Boeing 737-100
  • Boeing 747
  • Cessna 177 Cardinal
  • Aero L-39 Albatross
  • Bell 47D
Feb
6
Sun
2022
Drone Meet
Feb 6 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Drone Meet

Drone Meet

Event Schedule

Sunday, February 6, 11 AM – 12 PM

 

Presentation and simulation sessions suitable for all ages.  Hands-on drone flight recommended for ages 6+.

Investigate the world of autonomous flight at the Drone Meet!

Take Part in a Drone Flight Demonstration!

Learn more about the amazing world of remotely piloted vehicles!  Each Drone Meet includes a short presentation on the current state of the art in drone development, a drone flight demonstration in the museum’s expansive Atrium, opportunities to fly drone simulators and the chance to fly a real drone within a drone enclosure!

Each Drone Meet starts at 11 AM.  Events are included with Museum admission.

Feb
13
Sun
2022
Flying Football Fun Fest
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Super Bowl Sunday, February 13, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Event included with Museum admission.

Join the excitement of the big game as the Hiller Aviation Museum explores the combination of football and flight in a family-friendly extravaganza!  Join the Robo Bowl and take a turn commanding programmable robots to run plays in the Hiller Aviation Museum’s own robotic stadium!  Fly a drone through football uprights, and explore gridiron aerodynamics while folding, flicking and flying a paper football! 

Outdoors the adventure continues with a fun bouncy obstacle course and football-inspired training parachutes.  Then, at twelve noon, make a play to see a real helicopter drop hundreds of fun foam footballs!   

Wear your favorite team jersey and get a prize!

Come “Tailgate” party in our newly renovated courtyard. Hot dogs and pizza will be available for purchase.

 

Schedule of Events:

Robo Bowl 10-12pm

Inflatable Obstacle Course 10 am – 11:45 am

Drone Plex 11 am – 3 pm

Helicopter Football Drop 12 pm

Invention Lab 10:30-3 pm

Advanced tickets available HERE

 

Sponsored by

Kids’ Carnival
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kids’ Carnival

Sunday, January 9, 10 AM – 12 PM

Sunday, February 13, 10 AM – 12 PM

Sunday, March 13, 10 AM – 12 PM – Includes Leprechaun Leap.

 

Event included with Museum admission. No charge for Museum Members.

Event date and/or format subject to change if required by public health orders.

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 VBO Tickets

Kids’ Carnival Activities

Outdoor Kids’ Carnival
Spring 2022

 

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

Indoor Kids’ Carnival
December 2021 – February 2022

 

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

Sponsored by

Flight Simulator Rally
Feb 13 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Flight Simulator Rally

Flight Simulator Rally

Sunday, January 23 – Space Shuttle Landing

Sunday, February 13 – Instrument Approach

30-minute sessions begin every half hour between 2:30 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 report to the Flight Sim Zone promptly at the start time of each session to ensure a spot.

Helicopter Challenge

Control a Robinson R22 helicopter and fly the length of an airport runway!

Shuttle Landing

Pilot the historic US space shuttle to an unpowered landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida!

Instrument Approach

Fly the Cessna 172 through severe weather to a safe landing at San Francisco International Airport!

 

Feb
20
Sun
2022
Straw Rocket Workshop
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Straw Rocket Workshop

Upcoming dates:

All Launches 11 am – 12 pm

Sunday, December 19

Sunday, January 16

Sunday, February 20

Event included with Museum admission. Free for Museum Members.

Event dates and/or format subject to change if required by public health orders.

Advanced tickets available on VBO Tickets

Explore the world of rocketry!

Each Air Rocket Blastoff features an introduction to rocketry and Newton’s Third Law of Motion, including an exploration of a real JPL rocket on display at the Hiller Aviation Museum.  Following a demonstration, participants construct a high-performance straw rocket, then launch it across the museum with a calibrated burst of air.

Event is included with Museum admission.

Feb
26
Sat
2022
Paper Airplanes
Feb 26 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Paper Airplanes

Upcoming dates:

Saturday, February 26, 2022, 11 AM
Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 11 AM & 1 PM
Saturday, July 30, 2022 11 AM
Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 11 AM & 1 PM

Event included with Museum admission.  No charge to Hiller Aviation Museum Members.

Event dates and/or format subject to change if required by public health orders.

Online tickets available Click Here

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.

Feb
27
Sun
2022
Helicopter Adventure
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Helicopter Adventure

Upcoming dates:

Sunday, January 2, 11 AM – 12 PM

Sunday, February 27, 11 AM – 12 PM

Event included with Museum admission. Free for Museum Members.

Event dates and/or format subject to change if required by public health orders.

Advanced tickets available on VBO Tickets

Discover the world of vertical flight!

Each Helicopter Adventure starts with an introduction to the development of rotary-wing aircraft and explanation of the parts of the helicopter using a real Scorpion aircraft.  Then, participants build and fly their own paper helicopters and climb aboard the cockpit of the Scorpion for themselves!

Event is included with Museum admission.