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The Hiller Aviation Museum

July 15, 2018
Category: Belmont, CA Attractions

Belmont, California, conveniently located in the heart of the Silicon Valley and nearby large cities such as Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose, is a popular destination for many visitors who don’t want to be stuck in the bustle of technological city life. With quiet streets, a smaller population and easy access to CalTrain, Belmont is a short drive or train ride away from dozens of popular tourist destinations located all around. During your stay, be sure to visit the Hiller Aviation Museum. 

Visit The Hiller Aviation Museum

The Hiller Aviation Museum is an amazing, and budget-friendly, a tourist destination for anyone who is interested in planes, is curious about history, wants to gain knowledge on how to fly or obtain insight on drones and let their imagination soar. Open daily from 10am-5pm, Hiller Aviation Museum offers fun for the entire group. With over 40 unique aircraft, guided or self-guided tours available, exciting field trip packages, private group space rental options, creative special activities, mind-blowing realistic flight simulators, multiple varieties of drones and a stimulating aviation camp, there is fun available for all age ranges, skill, and interest levels. 

The most popular attraction is the FMX Flight Simulator. With the assistance of experts in the field of flight, beginners may begin their practice on a gigantic monitor in the Flight Sim-Zone. Here, visitors learn about the basics of flight and flight controls, and helpful tips to fly a plane successfully. Take a few practice runs in this three-dimensional simulator until comfortable and discover the beautiful Bay Area from an exceptional birds-eye view. When comfortable and after building some confidence with the flight controls (or if an intermediate flyer), venture over to the FMX Flight Simulator - a full motion FAA-approved flight simulator frequently used (and normally only available within) flight schools and flight training academies and a genuine treat for museum visitors. Fly like a pro, and feel like one too, with a certified pilot instructor in a fully functional cockpit for an exceptional 10-minute experience unlike any other. Experience what it is like to fly a real plane and learn more, first hand, about aviation, than you could anywhere else for an extremely affordable price. 

Another popular section of the museum explores the allure surrounding one of today’s most popular gadgets: drones. Step into Drone-Plex - a drone flight center packed with fun simulators, a try-and-fly station, exciting live demonstrations, and a retail station for those interested in purchasing any of the demonstrated models. Learn about the differences in the varieties of designs, different types of cameras, functionality, aerodynamics, how to build your own (for those curious and advanced engineers), or use one of the many simulators to see nature from a drone’s point of view. 

Stay at Silicon Valley Inn

Nearby several airports, large cities, choice shopping, and dining destinations and countless visitor attractions, Silicon Valley Inn, located in Belmont, California, is the perfect budget-friendly option for business and leisure travelers. This non-smoking boutique-style hotel offers choice amenities, friendly staff, comfortable rooms, complimentary WiFi and daily continental breakfast and a variety of room types. Each room contains a flat screen television, a mini refrigerator, and microwave for your convenience and is service-animal friendly. For the lowest rates book directly at

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