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With deep appreciation to our supporters, we are excited to announce that Flight Sim Zone 2.0 has been fully funded!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this center for aviation challenge possible!

We are working to replace the final computers of the 16-station Flight Sim Zone and will have this technology upgrade completed this fall.

The Flight Sim Zone provides a hands-on, immersive STEM exhibit experience in which each participant receives more than 30 minutes of flight training with the guidance of a pilot. To date, more than 100,000 visitors have flown an aircraft in the Hiller Aviation Museum Flight Sim Zone.

Thank you to everyone who has already supported Flight Sim Zone 2.0!

Your gift directly supports Hiller Aviation Museum and will provide a significant technology upgrade to its Flight Sim Zone with state-of-the-art computers, high-resolution 4K monitors, and powerful X-Plane software, benefiting thousands of Museum visitors of all ages, including members of the general public, students on school field trips, and participants in Aviation Camp.

Original Flight Sim Zone
  • Launched in 2007
  • Operated Microsoft Flight Simulator software (no longer supported by Microsoft)
  • Chipsets, motherboards, and other crucial components no longer manufactured, limiting replacements for wear and tear
  • Cumbersome multi-monitor video splitting across a 3-monitor display
  • Windows 7
Flight Sim Zone 2.0
  • You can help launch in 2018!
  • Operates Laminar Research X-Plane software
  • Modern hardware with upgrade potential for years to come
  • A single, more affordable large monitor with double the pixels allows the display of the aircraft’s entire instrument panel
  • Windows 10

Our mission: We use aviation as a gateway for people to embrace adventure and innovation while using tools of science to explore how the physical world works and how the dream of flight is made into reality.

Your contribution is fully tax-deductible. Our nonprofit tax ID # is 94-3226411.

Other Ways to Give

Donations may be mailed to:

Hiller Aviation Museum
Development Department
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, CA 94070


Text FLIGHT to 50155 to donate via smartphone


For stock donations or questions about making a gift, please contact: Rebecca Duran at 650-654-0200 x203 or

Donations to the Museum’s General Fund are also deeply appreciated.