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Jul
20
Sat
2019
Planes, Trains & Cool Cars
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Planes, Trains & Cool Cars

Planes, Trains and Cool Cars

Saturday, July 20, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Event included with Museum admission.

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

Avoid the entry line, get your tickets online! 
Buy your tickets now on Eventbrite. Select the date July 20.

Avoid the entry line, get your tickets online! 
Buy your tickets now on Eventbrite. Select the date July 20.

 

Hand built Experimental “X” planes and classic airplanes will be on hand plus HO-scale trains by European Train Enthusiasts (ETE).

 

Interested in registering your car in the show? Click here.

Food & Drink Available for Purchase

Special Bonus Presentation and Model Rocket Launch

50th Anniversary
Apollo Moon Landing
Saturn – V, The First 700 Seconds

Presentation 11 AM

Faride Khalaf will take you down memory lane and visit the Apollo program in a unique way.  He will focus on some of the details starting from early launch preparation to the last rocket blast that sent the gallant crew and their spacecraft to the moon.  In this presentation, you’ll find answers to questions that Walter Cronkite never thought to ask!

To commemorate this historical achievement,  the Museum will launch a Saturn-V Model Rocket at approx 1:17 PM. The exact time the Lunar Module landed on the moon!

Avoid the entry line, get your tickets online! 
Buy your tickets now on Eventbrite. Select the date July 20.

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50th Anniversary Apollo Moon Landing Saturn-V The First 700 Seconds
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

50th Anniversary Apollo Moon Landing

Saturn-V The First 700 Seconds

Saturday, July 20, 11:00 am

Presentation by Faride Khalaf

Event included with Museum admission.

Faride Khalaf will take you down memory lane and visit the Apollo program in a unique way.  He will focus on some of the details starting from early launch preparation to the last rocket blast that sent the gallant crew and their spacecraft to the moon.  In this presentation, you’ll find answers to questions that Walter Cronkite never thought to ask!

To commemorate this historical achievement,  the Museum will launch a Saturn-V Model Rocket at approx 1:17 PM. The exact time the Lunar Module landed on the moon!

Purchase advance tickets on Eventbrite

NOTE: Planes, Trains & Cool Cars Show will also be happening the same day. Both events are included with Museum admission.

Click here for more info on the car show.

Jul
21
Sun
2019
Flight Simulator Rally
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Flight Simulator Rally

Flight Simulator Rally

Sunday, July 21 – Glacier Flight
Sunday, August 4 – Short Takeoff and Landing (STOL) Challenge

30-minute sessions begin every half hour between 2:00 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 secure a timed ticket from the Admissions counter in the Museum Gift Shop on the day of each program.

Spaceflight Approach

Flown over 100 times between 1981 and 2011, NASA’s space shuttle launched like a traditional rocket but landed on a runway.  Fly the exciting final approach phase of a space shuttle landing in the Flight Sim Zone using a realistic re-creation of this iconic aerospace plane.

Short Takeoff and Landing

Take wing in a super-small ultralight aircraft.  Master short field takeoff and landing (STOL) operations, then make an approach to one of the world’s smallest airfields on the island of Saba in the Caribbean.  Experienced pilots attempt to repeat the feat in a Cessna 172 – precision in required to stay on the runway!

Glacier Flight

Explore the stark beauty of the world’s polar regions, then attempt a challenging landing on Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier!

 

Jul
24
Wed
2019
Happy Birds
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Happy Birds

Upcoming dates:

All Shows Begin at 11 am

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Wednesday, August 21, 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!
Jul
27
Sat
2019
Eurowest Trains
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm

 

Italian Trains and Railways

23rd EuroWest Model Train Show

Saturday, July 27, 2019 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, July 28, 2019 10 am – 4 pm

Event included with Museum admission.

One of the Bay Area’s premiere model train expos.

  • Operating European Model Train layouts
  • Clinics and Lectures
  • Fun Contests for Young and Old
  • Sales Tables
  • Children’s Activities
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Manufacturer and Distributor Displays

Tickets available online through Eventbrite
(Select the date you would like to attend)

Jul
28
Sun
2019
Drone Meet
Jul 28 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Drone Meet

Drone Meet

Event Schedule

Sunday, July 28, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Relay Race

Sunday, August 11, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Precision Landing

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!

 

Jul
31
Wed
2019
Kids’ Air Faire
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Kids' Air Faire

Wednesday, July 31, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Event included with Museum admission.

Let your kids paint a plane!

Hands on fun for all!

Tour real helicopters

Get up close to aircraft

Open aircraft cockpits

Learn how to fly!

Kids’ Air Faire Participants

Aviation professionals bring their aircraft to the Museum for a special show-and-tell session.  Local emergency services organizations display their aircraft and surface vehicles, San Carlos Airport flight schools bring training aircraft, and local aircraft builders show off their experimental aircraft.  Kid-friendly activities abound, including balsa glider construction, face painting, open cockpit opportunities and more!

 

Wednesday, July 31, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Event included with Museum admission.

Pre-purchase tickets

Emergency Service Aircraft and Vehicles

  • US Coast Guard Helicopter
  • California Highway Patrol Aircraft
  • California Highway Patrol Cruiser
  • Sheriffs Department Cruiser
  • San Carlos Airport Rescue Truck
  • Redwood City / San Carlos Fire Department

* Emergency Service participation is subject to change

Private Aircraft

  • Charger – Experimental Bi-Plane
  • Cessna 172 Student training aircraft San Carlos Flight Center
  • Cessna 172 Student training aircraft JATO Flight School
  • BD-5 mini plane

Kids’ Activities

  • Paint-A-Plane
  • Open Cockpits (737, 747, HU-16 Albatross, L-39 Jet)
  • Exhibit Scavenger Hunt
  • Drone Demonstrations
  • Glider Construction Station
  • Author Karen Morss Book Station
  • Whirly-Twirly Construction Station
  • Penguin Build-a-plane
  • Imagination Playground
  • Face Painting
  • Bounce House
  • San Mateo County Bookmobile
Kids’ Air Faire Sponsored by
Aug
4
Sun
2019
Flight Simulator Rally
Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Flight Simulator Rally

Flight Simulator Rally

Sunday, July 21 – Glacier Flight
Sunday, August 4 – Short Takeoff and Landing (STOL) Challenge

30-minute sessions begin every half hour between 2:00 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 secure a timed ticket from the Admissions counter in the Museum Gift Shop on the day of each program.

Spaceflight Approach

Flown over 100 times between 1981 and 2011, NASA’s space shuttle launched like a traditional rocket but landed on a runway.  Fly the exciting final approach phase of a space shuttle landing in the Flight Sim Zone using a realistic re-creation of this iconic aerospace plane.

Short Takeoff and Landing

Take wing in a super-small ultralight aircraft.  Master short field takeoff and landing (STOL) operations, then make an approach to one of the world’s smallest airfields on the island of Saba in the Caribbean.  Experienced pilots attempt to repeat the feat in a Cessna 172 – precision in required to stay on the runway!

Glacier Flight

Explore the stark beauty of the world’s polar regions, then attempt a challenging landing on Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier!

 

Aug
7
Wed
2019
Water Rocket Rally
Aug 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Water Rocket Rally

Upcoming dates:

All Rallies 11 am – 12 pm

Wednesday, July 17

Wednesday, August 7

Sunday, August 18

Event included with Museum admission. Free for Museum Members.

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

Discover the world of rockets!

Bring along a recycled 1- or 2-liter soda bottle or purchase a new water rocket body in the Museum’s Gift Shop ($1/bottle) and join the rocket workshop!  Use a variety of common craft materials to convert a bottle into a high performance rocket vehicle, then test fly it across the Museum’s Courtyard on a fountain of compressed air and water.

Event is included with Museum admission.

Participants must bring a clean, empty soda bottle (water bottles are not suitable for this activity), or may purchase one in the Museum’s Gift Shop on the day of the event.

Aug
10
Sat
2019
Pedal to the Metal
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Pedal to the Metal

Saturday, August 10, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Event included with Museum admission.

Let your kids paint a plane!

Hands on fun for all! Open Cockpits!

Sit in Heavy Equipment

Model Steam Trains

Sit in all kinds of vehicles!

Pedal to the Metal

Plane, Train and Truck Adventure

Join the excitement as Open Cockpit Day meets touchable trucks and a special exhibition of model trains in Pedal to the Metal, a delightfully authentic experience perfect for the smallest enthusiasts of the biggest machines!  Slide into the cockpit of a real airplane or helicopter, climb aboard a enormous work truck or emergency services vehicle, watch the captivating spectacle of a painstakingly detailed steam model trains and observe the Dancing Drones show in the Hiller Aviation Museum’s Drone Plex!  All of these adventures and more are part of the Hiller Aviation Museum’s newest event.

 

Saturday, August 10, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Event included with Museum admission.

Pre-purchase tickets

Touch-A-Truck Vehicles

  • Lyngso Dump Truck
  • Forklift
  • Go Navy Aircraft Tug
  • 1930 Model A Ford
  • San Mateo County Bookmobile
  • San Carlos Airport Rescue Truck
  • Redwood City / San Carlos Fire Department

* Emergency Service participation is subject to change

Private Aircraft

  • Aero Commander 
  • HU-16 Albatross
  • Bell 47 Helicopter
  • Boeing 737 cockpit
  • Boeing 747 cockpit
  • Scorpion Helicopter
  • L-39 Fighter Jet
  • BD-5 mini plane

Kids’ Activities

  • Paint-A-Plane
  • Model Steam Trains
  • Dancing Drones Demonstrations
  • Exhibit Scavenger Hunt
  • Glider Construction Station
  • Whirly-Twirly Construction Station
  • Penguin Build-a-plane
  • Imagination Playground
  • Face Painting
  • Bounce House

Drones By US “Dancing Drones” demonstrations
Drone Plex Cage

Drones by US sources, markets and sells ultra-high-performance and fun small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Consumer friendly with easy-to-use apps and flight controllers, they are compact for travel most anywhere. We employ cutting-edge technologies such as visual-inertial odometry navigation for greater accuracy in “follow me” tracking and obstacle avoidance along a flight path.

Our technology partner, High Great Innovation Technology Development Company, is a leading manufacturer of advanced small UAS. We are members of the Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team, an industry-FAA partnership committed to ensuring the safe operation of unmanned aircraft in the national airspace system. We’re passionate about flight in all of its forms.

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