Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Hiller Happenings

Santa Claus Arrives

by Helicopter

Saturday December 6, 10AM

Doors Open at 9:30AM


Witness the spectacle of Santa's dramatic arrival by helicopter and enjoy caroling by the West Bay Community Band.   The Jolly Man in Red greets kids who share with him their holiday wish lists until 12:00 noon when Santa is whisked to downtown San Carlos on a Fire Truck for more holiday cheer.


This event has no admission charge. Sponsored by the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce.


X-Plane Crashes

Presentation and Book Signing

Sunday December 7, 1PM


Known as "The X-Hunters," authors Peter W. Merlin and Tony Moore have located more than 100 crash sites of exotic aircraft from Edwards Air Force Base and Area 51. Together, they have recovered parts of supersonic rocket planes, stealthy spy craft, and vehicles that have reached the edge of space. Each story in the book profiles an unusual aircraft and the brave men who flew it. The authors examine the contributing causes of each crash and use photographs to illustrate their findings.   The search for exotic crash sites combines C.S.I.-type skills with X-Files persistence, along with a dash of Indiana Jones adventure. Aircraft profiled include the YB-49 and a pair of N9M flying wings, X-1A, X-1D, VB-51, XB-70, SR-71, YF-12, U-2 prototype, and many more.


This event is included with museum admission.    



Flight Explorers

Hands-On Programs for Kids

Special Holiday Sessions!


Flight Explorers programs are half day explorations into the science and wonder of aviation.  Each session includes:


  • Special Gallery Tour
  • Hands-On Project With a Flying Aircraft Model
  • Exclusive Flight Simulation Mission in the Flight Sim Zone



Wright Flight

Saturday, December 13th & Tuesday December 30th

1 PM to 4 PM


Follow in the footsteps of Wilbur and Orville Wright as they invent the airplane. Make a detailed, flying model of a Wright Glider and take your place in the Flight Sim Zone for a recreation of the historic First Flight. It's an incredible journey through aviation history!


Space Shuttle Lab

Monday, December 29th  

1 PM to 4 PM


Blast off on a mission beyond the atmosphere with America 's space plane. Investigate satellite motion, launch a flying shuttle glider and attempt a space shuttle landing with the Flight Sim Zone's Shuttle Training Aircraft. Join us on an adventure to the final frontier!


Visit for more information.  Space is limited and advanced registration is required; registrations will not be accepted after each session fills up.  Download a registration form from and return by fax or in person to the Gift Shop.


Happy Holidays to you and your family from the Hiller Aviation Museum !




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