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Jan
23
Sun
2022
Flight Sim Zone
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Flight Sim Zone

Flight Sim Zone

Open Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

Take a virtual flight across the Bay and see the world from the unique perspective of a pilot.

Pass Required.

  • $5 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 During COVID-19

We have reduced the number of available simulators in each flight session to obtain social distancing.   Initial instruction is provided via pre-recorded video.  All stations, flight yokes and throttles are disinfected and idled for 90-minutes before reuse.  We follow a flight instruction model. Our instructors are real pilots and they will show you how to properly control an aircraft, including the all-important landing procedure. 

The Flight Sim Zone is wheelchair accessible.

Invention Lab
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Invention Lab

Invention Lab

INVENTION LAB OPEN WEEKENDS

Activities Available 11 AM - 3 PM Saturdays & Sundays

Included with Museum Admission

Complete amazing hands-on projects in flight!

Weekend Invention Lab Activities

January 1-30

Build-a-Plane (ages 3+) and the Suzanne Paper Glider (ages 7+)

Put together a fun airplane model using plastic bolts and a special electric bolt driver just right for our smallest aviators!  Older children and adults fold and fly the world famous Suzanne paper plane, designed by world record paper plane builder John Collins.

February 5-27

Rockets and Air Traffic Control

Visitors can assemble a rocket using colorful building blocks (ages 2-6), or complete an Air Traffic Control simulation developed by NASA Ames researchers (ages 7+).

Jan
29
Sat
2022
Flight Sim Zone
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Flight Sim Zone

Flight Sim Zone

Open Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

Take a virtual flight across the Bay and see the world from the unique perspective of a pilot.

Pass Required.

  • $5 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 During COVID-19

We have reduced the number of available simulators in each flight session to obtain social distancing.   Initial instruction is provided via pre-recorded video.  All stations, flight yokes and throttles are disinfected and idled for 90-minutes before reuse.  We follow a flight instruction model. Our instructors are real pilots and they will show you how to properly control an aircraft, including the all-important landing procedure. 

The Flight Sim Zone is wheelchair accessible.

FMX Flight Simulator
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
FMX Flight Simulator

FMX Flight Simulator

Temporarily Closed.   Because of the tight quarters in the cockpit and close proximity of pilot and instructor we thought it best to temporarily close the FMX for a couple of weekends until this current COVID surge subsides.   Keep checking back for information about the reopening of the FMX flight simulator, which is planned for Saturday, January 29, 2022.

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.   

Note:  Due to the long duration of inactivity during the pandemic, the scheduling service canceled all logins, so we have to start from scratch.   If you had prior Member reservation privileges, please contact us again and we’ll get you set up.

Invention Lab
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Invention Lab

Invention Lab

INVENTION LAB OPEN WEEKENDS

Activities Available 11 AM - 3 PM Saturdays & Sundays

Included with Museum Admission

Complete amazing hands-on projects in flight!

Weekend Invention Lab Activities

January 1-30

Build-a-Plane (ages 3+) and the Suzanne Paper Glider (ages 7+)

Put together a fun airplane model using plastic bolts and a special electric bolt driver just right for our smallest aviators!  Older children and adults fold and fly the world famous Suzanne paper plane, designed by world record paper plane builder John Collins.

February 5-27

Rockets and Air Traffic Control

Visitors can assemble a rocket using colorful building blocks (ages 2-6), or complete an Air Traffic Control simulation developed by NASA Ames researchers (ages 7+).

Jan
30
Sun
2022
Flight Sim Zone
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Flight Sim Zone

Flight Sim Zone

Open Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

Take a virtual flight across the Bay and see the world from the unique perspective of a pilot.

Pass Required.

  • $5 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 During COVID-19

We have reduced the number of available simulators in each flight session to obtain social distancing.   Initial instruction is provided via pre-recorded video.  All stations, flight yokes and throttles are disinfected and idled for 90-minutes before reuse.  We follow a flight instruction model. Our instructors are real pilots and they will show you how to properly control an aircraft, including the all-important landing procedure. 

The Flight Sim Zone is wheelchair accessible.

FMX Flight Simulator
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
FMX Flight Simulator

FMX Flight Simulator

Temporarily Closed.   Because of the tight quarters in the cockpit and close proximity of pilot and instructor we thought it best to temporarily close the FMX for a couple of weekends until this current COVID surge subsides.   Keep checking back for information about the reopening of the FMX flight simulator, which is planned for Saturday, January 29, 2022.

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.   

Note:  Due to the long duration of inactivity during the pandemic, the scheduling service canceled all logins, so we have to start from scratch.   If you had prior Member reservation privileges, please contact us again and we’ll get you set up.

Invention Lab
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Invention Lab

Invention Lab

INVENTION LAB OPEN WEEKENDS

Activities Available 11 AM - 3 PM Saturdays & Sundays

Included with Museum Admission

Complete amazing hands-on projects in flight!

Weekend Invention Lab Activities

January 1-30

Build-a-Plane (ages 3+) and the Suzanne Paper Glider (ages 7+)

Put together a fun airplane model using plastic bolts and a special electric bolt driver just right for our smallest aviators!  Older children and adults fold and fly the world famous Suzanne paper plane, designed by world record paper plane builder John Collins.

February 5-27

Rockets and Air Traffic Control

Visitors can assemble a rocket using colorful building blocks (ages 2-6), or complete an Air Traffic Control simulation developed by NASA Ames researchers (ages 7+).

Feb
5
Sat
2022
Flight Sim Zone
Feb 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Flight Sim Zone

Flight Sim Zone

Open Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

Take a virtual flight across the Bay and see the world from the unique perspective of a pilot.

Pass Required.

  • $5 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 During COVID-19

We have reduced the number of available simulators in each flight session to obtain social distancing.   Initial instruction is provided via pre-recorded video.  All stations, flight yokes and throttles are disinfected and idled for 90-minutes before reuse.  We follow a flight instruction model. Our instructors are real pilots and they will show you how to properly control an aircraft, including the all-important landing procedure. 

The Flight Sim Zone is wheelchair accessible.

FMX Flight Simulator
Feb 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
FMX Flight Simulator

FMX Flight Simulator

Temporarily Closed.   Because of the tight quarters in the cockpit and close proximity of pilot and instructor we thought it best to temporarily close the FMX for a couple of weekends until this current COVID surge subsides.   Keep checking back for information about the reopening of the FMX flight simulator, which is planned for Saturday, January 29, 2022.

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.   

Note:  Due to the long duration of inactivity during the pandemic, the scheduling service canceled all logins, so we have to start from scratch.   If you had prior Member reservation privileges, please contact us again and we’ll get you set up.