Embark on a thrilling journey into the captivating world of aviation at the “Magic of Flight” hosted by the Hiller Aviation Museum! This immersive experience offers aviation enthusiasts, young and old, the opportunity to delve into the science and adventure that define the realm of flight.
The Magic of Flight camp is designed to provide campers with hands-on, real-world experiences that go beyond the confines of traditional learning. Participants have the unique chance to work directly with authentic aircraft, unraveling the mysteries of flight as they explore the various components that make up an airplane.
The excitement doesn’t end there! Campers get to channel their inner aviation engineers as they construct and pilot balsa wood models, gaining a deeper understanding of aerodynamics and design principles. The tangible, interactive approach to learning ensures that every participant becomes a part of the fascinating world of aviation.
For those seeking a taste of the real thing, the camp includes realistic flight simulation sessions, allowing participants to experience the thrill of being in the cockpit without ever leaving the ground. The state-of-the-art simulation technology provides an immersive and authentic flying experience, leaving campers with a newfound appreciation for the skill and precision required in piloting an aircraft.
But the adventure doesn’t stop with traditional flight exploration. The Magic of Flight camp takes it a step further by introducing campers to the exciting world of multirotor drones. Participants will have the opportunity to navigate and fly these cutting-edge devices, gaining insight into the rapidly evolving field of unmanned aerial vehicles.
As the camp unfolds, it becomes a melting pot of learning, exploration, and hands-on fun. From understanding the mechanics of flight to experiencing it firsthand through simulations and drone flying, participants are sure to be inspired by the magic that aviation has to offer.
The Magic of Flight at the Hiller Aviation Museum is more than just a camp; it’s an adventure that ignites curiosity and fosters a love for aviation. So, join us in the skies, as we soar to new heights, explore the wonders of flight, and make memories that will last a lifetime!
The Hiller Aviation Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate museum, was opened to the public in 1998 by helicopter designer and inventor Stanley Hiller Jr. and features more than 50 aircraft from more than a century of aviation history. The museum is visited by over 108,000 people each year, including over 10,000 children from regional K-12 schools. Since opening, the museum has served over 1.7 million visitors. The Hiller Aviation Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
A unique cultural asset and lifelong learning resource for diverse communities in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Museum celebrates the spirit of discovery and innovation of aviation pioneers whose creativity made the dream of flight a reality. Core museum programs for youth are based on state and national academic standards and support K-12 school curricula in history and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), including interactive, hands-on programs developed in partnership with NASA.
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