August 10, 2019 @ 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 drone demonstrations 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
  • Recology Automated Side Loader Truck
  • Avenue Auto Tow Truck
  • Forklift
  • Go Navy Aircraft Tug
  • 1930 Model A Ford
  • San Mateo County Bookmobile
  • San Carlos Airport Rescue Truck

* Emergency Service participation is subject to change


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

Kids’ Activities

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

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