Hiller Aviation Museum: Aviation Adventure Days

Launch your aviator on an exciting Full Day adventure in flight! Each Aviation Adventure Day includes model aircraft construction, flight simulation, exploration of Museum aircraft and other hands-on activities in an in-depth investigation of a unique area of aviation. Each one-day program runs 9 AM to 4 PM and includes four major projects or activities, two special museum explorations, noontime aviation cinema and much more.

A program fee of $70 ($63 for Members) is required for each daylong program. Extended hours are available for an additional $15 per child and permit drop-off starting as early as 8 AM and pickup as late as 5 PM. Online registration is available, or download the Aviation Adventure Day Registration Form to enroll by fax or mail. We’ll see you soon at the Hiller Aviation Museum!


Transatlantic Journey
Monday, October 14th, 2013

Celebrate Columbus Day by exploring the amazing world of overwater aviation! Learn about the history of oceanic flight, from the first seaplanes and amphibians to modern airliner journeys between continents. Examine float planes and flying boats in the Museum’s collection and explore the interior of its Grumman Albatross seaplane, then build a detailed scale model of a modern sea-going aircraft. Refly portions of the historic overwater flights of Louis Bleriot, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart and others in the Museum’s flight simulators, and land on the island of La Gomera, Canary Islands, Christopher Columbus’ last port of call before sailing westward to the New World.


Rescue Aviators
Monday, November 11th, 2013

Discover how aircraft help emergency services personnel keep their communities safe! Investigate the development of aerial evacuation and check out in the cockpits of Museum airplanes and helicopters used for this important mission. Construct a model of an air tanker used for fighting fires, design an airplane able to land in avalanche terrain, complete a search and rescue mission in the Museum’s flight simulators and more in an exciting adventure in flight.


Airline Transport
Friday, November 29th, 2013

Find out what it takes to wear the stripes of a professional aviator in an adventure in modern commercial air travel! Follow in the footsteps of a student pilot and use aeronautical charts and tools to plan safe missions. Check out in the cockpit of an actual Boeing jet transport and construct a model of a widebodied airliner, and then step into the flight simulators to take on the challenge of flying a range of commercial aircraft, from the historic Ford Tri-Motor and Douglas DC-3 to the modern Boeing 777.

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