Flight Sim Zone 2.0 Launched!
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! The 16-station Flight Sim Zone 2.0 is up and running!
Your gift directly supports Hiller Aviation Museum and has provided a significant technology upgrade to the 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.
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 supported Flight Sim Zone 2.0!
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
- Launched 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.
Donations to the Museum’s General Fund are also deeply appreciated.