Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hiller Happenings

Howard Hughes
The Pilot Behind The Legend
 Saturday May 2 at 2pm
Presented by
Jamie Dodson
Instructor at University of Alabama Huntsville

Howard Hughes inherited a fortune based on the rotary drill bit. He died a lonely hermit in 1976, a prisoner of mental illness, drugs and his Mormon aides. But in the thirties he and his aircraft broke every major speed and distance record. The custom-built Hughes H-1 Racer set the landplane speed record in 1935 at 352 miles per hour easily outperforming even the fastest military planes of the time. In July, 1938 he and a crew of four flying a Lockheed Lodestar broke the around-the-globe record set by Wiley Post in 1933. Two years later, Hughes was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for the flight.


World War II Trainer Day
May 9, 10a.m. to 3p.m.

Escape to the past. Smell the gasoline and feel the metal of beautifully restored vintage World War II Trainer Aircraft on display this Saturday May 9 from 10AM-3PM at the Hiller Aviation Museum . Bring your family and friends and experience the magnificent flying machines that taught fighter pilots how to survive the brutal skies over Europe and the pacific during World War II. Also on display will be WWII vintage Jeeps, Trucks, Motorcycles and re-enactors


Hiller Aviation Museum

1st Annual Invitational

Golf Tournament


The Hiller Aviation Museum announces the 1st Annual Invitational Golf Tournament. Play golf with pilots, aviation enthusiast, golfers with low handicaps and golfers with (very) high handicaps all for fun and in support of the Hiller Aviation Museum . Golf, lunch, dinner and awards are all included plus a chance to win a 2009 Toyota Camry courtesy of Toyota 101.


Friday May 8, 2009    11:30 lunch, 1pm Shot Gun Tee Time

      Poplar Creek Golf Course

   1700 Coyote Point Drive , San Mateo


This event supports educational programs at the Hiller Aviation Museum including school funding for bussing, under privileged school tour groups and other various educational programs.


To sign up contact the Hiller Aviation Museum at 650-654-0200x215 or email: for more info visit



Summer Aviation Day Camp

Summer 2009


Join us this summer for the popular Aviation Day Camp program for kids!   Each weeklong camp meets from 9 AM to 4 PM (9 AM to 12 PM Half Day) and features exciting aviation encounters, hands-on projects and flight simulation experiences developed especially for children entering Grades 1 through 6 in Fall 2009.


Three different aviation-themed topics are available, including:


Air and Space:   Journey into the world of spaceflight, featuring the construction and launch of a model rocket, telescope construction, space shuttle simulation and more!


Flight Science Lab:   Explore the science of the skies while building and flying model aircraft and water rockets, participating in a live bird demonstration, and making desktop hovercraft!


Pilot Academy:   Discover the world of the aviator with real aircraft, flying models, high-performance flight simulations and a visit to the San Carlos Control Tower!


Aviation Camp has sold out completely in each of the previous two years.   We've added more spaces than ever for 2009, but several weeks are already full.   Check our current availability and register today for best selection of our remaining sessions.   We'll see your child at camp!


    For more information on these events and others at the Hiller Aviation Museum

    Call (650) 654-0200 or visit


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