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Mar
4
Sun
2018
Fly for Fun Days
Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Fly for Fun Days

Fly for Fun Days

Paper Airplane Workshops

Recommended Ages 7 and Up

Future Dates:

Sunday, March 4 – Distance Flight

Sunday, May 6 – Assisted Lift

Join the excitement of the National Paper Airplane Contest at the Hiller Aviation Museum!  Each Fly for Fun date investigates the science of flight with paper airplanes using curriculum content developed by author and record-setting paper airplane ace John Collins, frequent presenter at the Hiller Aviation Museum.

In the distance competition, participants explore the science of aerodynamics and techniques for constructing gliders with minimal drag to boost the chances of producing spectacular distance flights.  In the assisted flight competition, high lift is the key as each glider is designed to have maximum loft.

Each Fly for Fun event is included with Museum admission.

Distance

Sunday, March 4, 1 PM – 3 PM

Go long with a power-assisted paper plane launch! Explore the role of drag in aircraft flight and construct a long-distance paper glider able to be launched with a blast of air, then launch it across the great indoors of the Museum’s Atrium!

Assisted Lift

Sunday, May 6, 1 PM – 3 PM

The wing’s the thing in a contest to construct a paper plane with minimum sink rate—and maximum flight time! Learn how the force forces of flight combine in a simple glider, and then build and test your own design under the guidance of Hiller Aviation Museum staff and volunteers!

Fly for Fun Days programs are included with admission to the Hiller Aviation Museum (no charge for Members).

All program participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Check in at the Museum Gift Shop on the day of the program to register.  Adults and children are welcome to join, but participants should be able to fold paper confidently.

Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the world of paper-light flight at the Hiller Aviation Museum!

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.

Mar
10
Sat
2018
Drone Rangers Workshop
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Drone Rangers Workshop

Drone Rangers

Half-Day Drone Programs Grades K-5

Saturday, February 17
Saturday, March 10

All Programs 10 AM – 12:30 PM.  January 15 not available.

Discover the world of drones with flight simulation, real flight training in the Museum’s Drone Plex, exploration of historical aircraft and more!

Drone Rangers ($69 – $59 Members) Launch an adventure into multi-rotor flight accessible for the youngest aspiring drone aces!  Drone Rangers is designed for children ages 5-10 and includes a range of explorations into remotely operated vehicles.  Each 2.5-hour program includes:

  • Introduction to robotic flight
  • Examination of remotely pilot aircraft in Museum’s collection
  • Hands-on experiments in vertical flight
  • Introductory flight training using drone flight simulators
  • Dual flight instruction and free flight in Drone Plex flight center
  • Complete entry-level drone system including aircraft, radio, battery and charger

Each participant masters the basics of vertical flight with a simple hand-powered helicopter before learning to fly multi-rotor aircraft on the simulators and in the Drone Plex.  All participants will take home a working quadcopter and all support equipment required to fly it.  Aircraft used may vary between programs, but all models used in Drone Rangers are below the weight threshold for FAA certification. Children are checked in to instructional staff for the duration of each program.  Please complete a Student Information and Medical Form and have ready to provide directly to your child’s instructor at the time of check-in.  Parents are welcome to observe but need not be present during the program.

Drone Rangers

Program Dates
Saturday, December 16
Monday, January 15
Saturday, February 17
Saturday, March 10

Register
Space for all programs is limited to provide the best experience for all participants.

Nano Drone Workshop – PM
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Nano Drone Workshop

Drone workshops ages 10 – adult

presented in partnership with:

Saturday, March 10

Afternoon Programs 1 PM – 3:30 PM

Learn to fly a tiny, camera-equipped drone using First Person View (FPV) technology in a special workshop at the Hiller Aviation Museum!

Nano Drone Workshop ($199 – $179 Members)

Micro-scale drone racing is the fastest, easiest way to become a drone sports pilot.  This special 2.5 hour program presented by Aerial Sports League and the Hiller Aviation Museum features a tiny but powerful quad-rotor helicopter with integrated camera and FPV googles, a screen system that provides a drone’s eye view of flight to the pilot at the controls.  Each program features:

  • Introduction to drone operations
  • Nano drone systems and flight preparation
  • Flight training using drone flight simulators
  • Progressive flight training in the Museum’s Drone Plex
  • Complete FPV nano drone flight system, including aircraft, camera, radio, goggles and more

Students learn the basic by building their own micro-drone from scratch, with hands-on help and guidance from ASL’s professional pilot instructors.  Students then learn to fly, starting with basic hover-and-land skills to more advanced racing techniques.

Registration includes admission for the participant (minimum age 10) and one guest.  Pilots ages 10-14 must be accompanied by an adult.   All equipment needed to operate the nano drone including, battery and charging equipment, is included.

Nano Drone Workshop

Program Dates
Wednesday, December 27 – FULL
Saturday, January 6
Saturday, February 17
Saturday, March 10

Register
Space for all programs is limited to provide the best experience for all participants.

Mar
17
Sat
2018
Flying Leprechaun Skydive!
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Flying Leprechaun Skydive!

Flying Leprechaun Skydive!

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 10 am – 12 pm.

Skydiving “Leaping Leprechaun” at 11AM

Event will be held rain or shine!

The Luck o’ the Irish meets the Hiller Aviation Museum for a special aerial celebration in honor of St. Patrick himself! Join the morning festivities, including free face painting and a jump house. Scour the Museum’s Gallery for hidden Leprechauns and earn a treat from his pot o’ gold!

At 11 am watch a bit of Leprechaun magic and aeronautical skill as the Museum’s own Leprechaun leaps from a helicopter high overhead and descends to San Carlos Airport via parachute.

Children wearing green receive a special parachute toy to commemorate the occasion!

Make your plans to join us for an annual tradition at the Hiller Aviation Museum.

Event included with museum admission.

Sponsored by

Mar
21
Wed
2018
Museum Fundraiser at Patxi’s Pizza San Carlos @ Paxti's Pizza
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Museum Fundraiser at Patxi's Pizza San Carlos @ Paxti's Pizza

Museum Fundraiser at Patxi’s Pizza

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
11 am – 10 pm

Please join us at Patxi’s Pizza in San Carlos for lunch, dinner, take-out, or delivery!

Thanks to our friends at Patxi’s Pizza, 10% of the day’s proceeds will help fund the new Fantasy Airport Playscape at Hiller Aviation Museum.

What a delicious way to support educational activities at Hiller Aviation Museum!

Tell your neighbors, coworkers, family, and friends!

Click here to view Patxi’s Menu

Patxi’s Pizza – San Carlos location only

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 11 am – 10 pm

677 Laurel St. Suite B, San Carlos, CA 94070

(650) 832-1112

 

CLICK HERE TO ORDER ONLINE
Mar
25
Sun
2018
Kids Carnival
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Kids Carnival

Kids Carnival

Sunday, March 25, 10 AM – 12:30 PM

Sunday, April 29, 10 AM – 12:30 PM

Sunday, May 27, 10 AM – 12:30 PM

Event included with Museum admission.

Join the excitement with special activities just for kids!  Paint the Cessna Cardinal, check out in an airplane or helicopter, build a flying craft project and more in a morning of high-flying fun.

Kids Carnival Activities

Sunday, March 25

  • Paint a Plane
  • Build a Glider
  • Scorpion Helicopter Open Cockpit
  • Rig-a-ma-Jig Construction

April 29

  • When Pigs Fly – Meet a Pig in a Plane!
  • Paint a Plane
  • Paper Copters
  • BD-5 Airplane

May 27

  • Penguin Airplane Assembly
  • Paint a Plane
  • Wind Tunnel Exploration
  • Glider Construction
Mar
31
Sat
2018
Easter Bunny Arrives by Helicopter!
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Easter Bunny Arrives by Helicopter!

Easter Bunny Arrives by Helicopter!

Come see the Easter Bunny fly!  Rain or shine!

Join the Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, March 31, 2018, from 10 am – 1pm.   The Bunny arrives by personal helicopter at 11 am.

Get an Easter Egg straight from the Bunny and enjoy face painting, a bounce house and slide, and an amazing model train display.

 

The following activities are from 10 am – 1 pm:

  • Enjoy face painting.
  • Have fun on the jump and slide!
  • To top it off, a new and amazing Model Train display will also be open for everyone to enjoy.

Sponsored by

Trains and Planes
Mar 31 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Trains and Planes

Trains and Planes

 

March 31 – April 8

11 am – 3 pm

(closed April 1 for Easter)

Join us for our annual Spring Model Train Show. This year there will be five separate model train layouts set up at the museum.

Diablo Pacific Short Line large G-scale modular railroad. They are known throughout the Bay Area and exhibit at regional parks, museums, train hobby shows and community events. They are one of the oldest and largest modular large-scale clubs in the world.

  • Large layouts are low enough for small children to see and be close to the action.
  • See a variety of scenic themes with great detail and animation.
  • Trains represent late 19th century steam locomotives up to 21th century diesel powered engines.
  • Freight and passenger trains.
  • Discover the importance of railroads and railroad history.
  • Learn from knowledgeable hobbyists in woodworking, electrical and scenic construction techniques.

The Golden Gate Lionel Railroad Club is a group of train enthusiasts that operate three rail O-scale and classic trains on a 20 ft. by 35 ft. hi rail modular layout with three loops of track.

This is the fourth layout they have built since their founding in 1986 by Gerry Bretshneider in San Francisco. It is now one of five Lionel Railroad Clubs in the U.S. The layout is never finished as their many creative members are continually detailing several areas. Look closely!!

For more information about the club, please see their website at www.gglrrc.org.

AsiaNRail

Explore exotic, colorful Asia by rail. Follow trains through scenes of rural rice terraces and waterfalls, ancient mountain temples, and enchanting villages. This layout presents 1/150 Asian N scale models of historic steam and modern diesel and electric trains from Japan, Taiwan, China, Korea, Thailand, Russia and other Asian countries. The setting of the layout features traditional Asian architecture and scenery displayed with informative descriptions of each scene to help viewers learn more about the diverse cultures of Asia as they follow the trains around the layout. First displayed in 2008, the layout has been shown at several local shows, including the annual Train Days exhibition at the Los Altos History Museum, and at several regional and national conventions of the National Model Railroad Association.

Peninsula NTRAK is an N scale model railway club founded in 1991 and based on the San Francisco peninsula. The club is known for the high standard of quality and detail that its members achieve. Peninsula NTRAK modules are built to international NTRAK standards, which allows the modules to be joined to others around the world. The club has participates in numerous local shows each year and many members have take their modules to conventions up and down the west coast, including the national conventions of the National Model Railroad Association in Sacramento in 2011 and in Portland, Oregon in August of 2015.

Exploiting the advantages of N scale, which is just 1/160 the size of real trains, the layout can run the long trains that represent North American mainline railroading in the U.S., Canada and Mexico – with occasional visits by trains from other parts of the world, including high speed bullet trains, Caltrain and even Thomas, The Tank Engine! Find out more about the club at www.ttrainweb.org/pntrak.

Free-moN

Welcome aboard!

Silicon Valley Free-moN is an informal group of folks in the San Francisco Bay Area who are building N-Scale Modules following the Free-moN Standard.

We are having a blast building, setting up and running our modules! You should join in the fun too!

Free-moN attempts to bring modular railroading standards up to the new higher quality models now available in N Scale. Modules are constructed closer to eye-level (50″), are typically based upon actual locations, and focus on capturing the look and feel of a real railroad.

Like other Free-mo standards, only the connection between modules is standardized, not the length or shape of each module. This allows modules to break free of the typical rectangular norm. Most modules feature a single-track main line snaking through the terrain. Digital Command Control (DCC) is used to control all locomotives on the railroad.

While we are located in Northern California, we are constructing modules based on prototype locations in New Mexico, Texas, and California.

Apr
2
Mon
2018
Trains and Planes
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Trains and Planes

Trains and Planes

 

March 31 – April 8

11 am – 3 pm

(closed April 1 for Easter)

Join us for our annual Spring Model Train Show. This year there will be five separate model train layouts set up at the museum.

Diablo Pacific Short Line large G-scale modular railroad. They are known throughout the Bay Area and exhibit at regional parks, museums, train hobby shows and community events. They are one of the oldest and largest modular large-scale clubs in the world.

  • Large layouts are low enough for small children to see and be close to the action.
  • See a variety of scenic themes with great detail and animation.
  • Trains represent late 19th century steam locomotives up to 21th century diesel powered engines.
  • Freight and passenger trains.
  • Discover the importance of railroads and railroad history.
  • Learn from knowledgeable hobbyists in woodworking, electrical and scenic construction techniques.

The Golden Gate Lionel Railroad Club is a group of train enthusiasts that operate three rail O-scale and classic trains on a 20 ft. by 35 ft. hi rail modular layout with three loops of track.

This is the fourth layout they have built since their founding in 1986 by Gerry Bretshneider in San Francisco. It is now one of five Lionel Railroad Clubs in the U.S. The layout is never finished as their many creative members are continually detailing several areas. Look closely!!

For more information about the club, please see their website at www.gglrrc.org.

AsiaNRail

Explore exotic, colorful Asia by rail. Follow trains through scenes of rural rice terraces and waterfalls, ancient mountain temples, and enchanting villages. This layout presents 1/150 Asian N scale models of historic steam and modern diesel and electric trains from Japan, Taiwan, China, Korea, Thailand, Russia and other Asian countries. The setting of the layout features traditional Asian architecture and scenery displayed with informative descriptions of each scene to help viewers learn more about the diverse cultures of Asia as they follow the trains around the layout. First displayed in 2008, the layout has been shown at several local shows, including the annual Train Days exhibition at the Los Altos History Museum, and at several regional and national conventions of the National Model Railroad Association.

Peninsula NTRAK is an N scale model railway club founded in 1991 and based on the San Francisco peninsula. The club is known for the high standard of quality and detail that its members achieve. Peninsula NTRAK modules are built to international NTRAK standards, which allows the modules to be joined to others around the world. The club has participates in numerous local shows each year and many members have take their modules to conventions up and down the west coast, including the national conventions of the National Model Railroad Association in Sacramento in 2011 and in Portland, Oregon in August of 2015.

Exploiting the advantages of N scale, which is just 1/160 the size of real trains, the layout can run the long trains that represent North American mainline railroading in the U.S., Canada and Mexico – with occasional visits by trains from other parts of the world, including high speed bullet trains, Caltrain and even Thomas, The Tank Engine! Find out more about the club at www.ttrainweb.org/pntrak.

Free-moN

Welcome aboard!

Silicon Valley Free-moN is an informal group of folks in the San Francisco Bay Area who are building N-Scale Modules following the Free-moN Standard.

We are having a blast building, setting up and running our modules! You should join in the fun too!

Free-moN attempts to bring modular railroading standards up to the new higher quality models now available in N Scale. Modules are constructed closer to eye-level (50″), are typically based upon actual locations, and focus on capturing the look and feel of a real railroad.

Like other Free-mo standards, only the connection between modules is standardized, not the length or shape of each module. This allows modules to break free of the typical rectangular norm. Most modules feature a single-track main line snaking through the terrain. Digital Command Control (DCC) is used to control all locomotives on the railroad.

While we are located in Northern California, we are constructing modules based on prototype locations in New Mexico, Texas, and California.

Apr
3
Tue
2018
Trains and Planes
Apr 3 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Trains and Planes

Trains and Planes

 

March 31 – April 8

11 am – 3 pm

(closed April 1 for Easter)

Join us for our annual Spring Model Train Show. This year there will be five separate model train layouts set up at the museum.

Diablo Pacific Short Line large G-scale modular railroad. They are known throughout the Bay Area and exhibit at regional parks, museums, train hobby shows and community events. They are one of the oldest and largest modular large-scale clubs in the world.

  • Large layouts are low enough for small children to see and be close to the action.
  • See a variety of scenic themes with great detail and animation.
  • Trains represent late 19th century steam locomotives up to 21th century diesel powered engines.
  • Freight and passenger trains.
  • Discover the importance of railroads and railroad history.
  • Learn from knowledgeable hobbyists in woodworking, electrical and scenic construction techniques.

The Golden Gate Lionel Railroad Club is a group of train enthusiasts that operate three rail O-scale and classic trains on a 20 ft. by 35 ft. hi rail modular layout with three loops of track.

This is the fourth layout they have built since their founding in 1986 by Gerry Bretshneider in San Francisco. It is now one of five Lionel Railroad Clubs in the U.S. The layout is never finished as their many creative members are continually detailing several areas. Look closely!!

For more information about the club, please see their website at www.gglrrc.org.

AsiaNRail

Explore exotic, colorful Asia by rail. Follow trains through scenes of rural rice terraces and waterfalls, ancient mountain temples, and enchanting villages. This layout presents 1/150 Asian N scale models of historic steam and modern diesel and electric trains from Japan, Taiwan, China, Korea, Thailand, Russia and other Asian countries. The setting of the layout features traditional Asian architecture and scenery displayed with informative descriptions of each scene to help viewers learn more about the diverse cultures of Asia as they follow the trains around the layout. First displayed in 2008, the layout has been shown at several local shows, including the annual Train Days exhibition at the Los Altos History Museum, and at several regional and national conventions of the National Model Railroad Association.

Peninsula NTRAK is an N scale model railway club founded in 1991 and based on the San Francisco peninsula. The club is known for the high standard of quality and detail that its members achieve. Peninsula NTRAK modules are built to international NTRAK standards, which allows the modules to be joined to others around the world. The club has participates in numerous local shows each year and many members have take their modules to conventions up and down the west coast, including the national conventions of the National Model Railroad Association in Sacramento in 2011 and in Portland, Oregon in August of 2015.

Exploiting the advantages of N scale, which is just 1/160 the size of real trains, the layout can run the long trains that represent North American mainline railroading in the U.S., Canada and Mexico – with occasional visits by trains from other parts of the world, including high speed bullet trains, Caltrain and even Thomas, The Tank Engine! Find out more about the club at www.ttrainweb.org/pntrak.

Free-moN

Welcome aboard!

Silicon Valley Free-moN is an informal group of folks in the San Francisco Bay Area who are building N-Scale Modules following the Free-moN Standard.

We are having a blast building, setting up and running our modules! You should join in the fun too!

Free-moN attempts to bring modular railroading standards up to the new higher quality models now available in N Scale. Modules are constructed closer to eye-level (50″), are typically based upon actual locations, and focus on capturing the look and feel of a real railroad.

Like other Free-mo standards, only the connection between modules is standardized, not the length or shape of each module. This allows modules to break free of the typical rectangular norm. Most modules feature a single-track main line snaking through the terrain. Digital Command Control (DCC) is used to control all locomotives on the railroad.

While we are located in Northern California, we are constructing modules based on prototype locations in New Mexico, Texas, and California.