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Nov
17
Sun
2019
Flight Simulator Rally
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Flight Simulator Rally

Flight Simulator Rally

Sunday, October 13 – Boeing Factory Flyby
Sunday, November 17 – Formation Flying

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.

Las Vegas Lights

Take a slow flight over the famed Las Vegas Strip at dusk and enjoy a spectacular show of lights.

Boeing Factory Flyby

Depart Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for a scenic flight over historic Boeing Field and on to Everett, Washington, birthplace of widebodied Boeing airliners.

Formation Flying

Take on the challenge of slow flight while matching airspeed with an airborne blimp!

 

Nov
24
Sun
2019
Kids’ Carnival
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kids’ Carnival

Sunday, November 24, 10 AM – 12 PM

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

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 Eventbrite
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Kids’ Carnival Activities

Indoor Kids’ Carnival
November 2019 – February 2020

 

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

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Nov
27
Wed
2019
Open Cockpit Day
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Open Cockpit Day

Open Cockpit Day

Upcoming dates:

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Saturday, January 4, 2020 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Event included with Museum admission.

Online tickets available on Eventbrite
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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
  • Aero Commander 500U
  • Boeing 737-100
  • Boeing 747
  • Cessna 177 Cardinal
  • Aero L-39 Albatross
  • Bell 47D

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Dec
7
Sat
2019
Santa Arrives by Helicopter
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Santa Arrives by Helicopter

Santa Arrives by Helicopter!

Rain or Shine!

Saturday, December 7

9:30 am – 12:00 pm

No charge for Santa’s arrival!

Santa arrives at 10:30 am

Rain or Shine!

Join us for Christmas Carols
by the West Bay Community Band.

Santa will be available from
10:30am-12pm to listen to Christmas wishes.

Museum doors open at 9:30 AM.

Dec
8
Sun
2019
Battle of Britain and Operation Sealion
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Battle of Britain and Operation Sealion

Battle of Britain and Operation Sealion

Presentation and Book Signing by Harry Sherrard

Sunday, December 8

11 am – 12:00 pm

The summer of 1940 was an epic period of British history. Faced with an invasion by Nazi Germany, an unprepared Britain seemed vulnerable, after the German war machine had conquered Western Europe in a matter of weeks. The German aerial attack on southern England which ensued became known as the Battle of Britain, and the contest between the RAF’s Spitfires and Hurricanes and the Luftwaffe’s Messerschmitts and Stukas was immortalised by the stirring rhetoric of Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s famous speech, in which he proclaimed that “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed, by so many, to so few”.  

But the story of that summer is greater than the achievements of Fighter Command alone. Bomber Command, the Royal Navy, the Army and the whole British population pulled together in an unprecedented effort to deter and, if necessary, repel Operation Sealion, the Germans’ cross channel invasion plan.

Harry Sherrard is a British historian, writer and speaker, with a specialisation in this period of history. His presentation on the Battle of Britain and Operation Sealion takes a different and broader perspective on Britain’s “Finest Hour”, giving credit to less well known British anti invasion measures, as well as honouring the legendary “Few” of Fighter Command. Harry’s website is www.harrysherrard.com.

 

Dec
26
Thu
2019
Happy Birds
Dec 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Happy Birds

Upcoming dates:

All Shows Begin at 11 am

Thursday, December 29, 2019

Event included with Museum admission.

Online tickets available on Eventbrite
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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!
Dec
28
Sat
2019
“Sled Driver” – Brian Shul
Dec 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

“Sled Driver” – Brian Shul

Saturday, December 28, 11:00 am

Presentation and book signing by Brian Shul

Event included with Museum admission.

The Hiller Aviation Museum welcomes back Air Force SR-71 pilot Brian Shul. One of only 93 pilots who qualified to fly “The Sled,” Brian flew the SR-71 Blackbird for four years. His book, Sled Driver: Flying the World’s Fastest Jet, provides a unique aviator-eye view of this remarkable flying machine.

Join us Saturday December 28 at 11 am as he shares his experiences in person in a special presentation at the Museum.

As an Air Force fighter pilot, Brian Shul was shot down in the Vietnam War and severely burned in the ensuing crash. Initially given up for dead, he was rescued and spent one year in hospitals and was told his flying days were over.

Amazingly, Brian returned to active duty flying and culminated his Air Force career by flying the Top Secret spy plane, the SR-71. Flying the world’s fastest and highest flying aircraft required an astronaut physical and Brian made Air Force history when he passed with no waivers.

Advanced tickets available on Eventbrite

 

Dec
31
Tue
2019
Noon Years Eve
Dec 31 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Noon Years Eve Celebration!

Presented by Bay Area Parent Magazine

Tuesday, December 31
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kids and parents, come celebrate the New Year with music, activities, face painting and a countdown to THREE GIANT balloon drops at noon!

This event is on-line advanced purchase only. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. This event will sell out so get your tickets early.

Members are FREE but must also get the on-line tickets and show your membership card at the membership check in at the door. If you are interested in becoming a member and entering this event and many others throughout the year for free Click Here.

No passes or other discount coupons accepted at this event.

Get your tickets now at Eventbrite

Schedule of Activities*

10:00-10:30    Lori & RJ Music for all ages
10:30 –11:00  Broadway Babies & Kids
11:00-11:40    The Wizard of Ahhs! Magic Show
11:45-NOON   Lori & RJ
Countdown to BALLOON DROP
12:15-12:45    The Puppet Circus
12:45-1:00      Wrap It Up with Lori & RJ

*Schedule subject to change

Stage Entertainment

Lori & RJ – Cotton Candy Express Music
Broadway Babies & Kids
The Wizard of Ahhs! Magic Show
The Puppet Circus

Event Activities

Face Painting
Obstacle Course
Jump House
Drone flying in the Drone Plex
Imagination Playground
Flight Sim Zone
Invention Lab

Exhibitors and Food

Bay Area Parent Magazine
Jumpin’ Giraffe
Provident Credit Union

Food: Nob Hill Pizza & Hot Dogs

Sponsored by:

Jan
2
Thu
2020
Paper Airplanes
Jan 2 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Paper Airplanes

Upcoming dates:

Thursday, January 2, 11 AM

 

Online tickets available on Eventbrite
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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.

Jan
4
Sat
2020
Open Cockpit Day
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Open Cockpit Day

Open Cockpit Day

Upcoming dates:

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Saturday, January 4, 2020 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Event included with Museum admission.

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

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
  • Aero Commander 500U
  • Boeing 737-100
  • Boeing 747
  • Cessna 177 Cardinal
  • Aero L-39 Albatross
  • Bell 47D

Sponsored by