Hiller Aviation Museum
The front of the Hiller Aviation Museum. A Rutan Long-EZ is on the roof.
|Location||San Carlos, California|
The Hiller Aviation Museum is an aircraft history museum located at the San Carlos Airport in San Carlos, California. The museum was founded by Stanley Hiller in June 1998. and is endowed by members of the Hiller family, owners of the Hiller Aircraft Corporation. It specializes in Northern California aircraft history and helicopter history. The museum is also an affiliate within the Smithsonian Affiliations program.
This museum has more than 50 aerospace vehicles along with companion descriptive displays concerning the history of flight. Some of the exhibits include:
- The Hiller XH-44 (replica), first coaxial helicopter to fly in the US
- The Hiller Flying Platform, an experimental aircraft from 1955 to give a single passenger low-altitude flight
- The front 45 feet of a Boeing 747
- Fairchild 24, the "Honeymoon Plane" once owned by James Ricklefs
- Stearman-Hammond Y-1, a mid-1930s trainer also used as a remotely piloted aircraft
- The Rutan Defiant, Burt Rutan's personal homebuilt airplane.
- A Grumman Albatross HU-16RD that flew around the world.
- Stanley Hiller Jr. -- designed helicopters, created museum as retrieved January 20, 2007.
- "Hiller Aviation Museum". Affiliate detail. Smithsonian Affiliations. 2011. Retrieved 17 Jul 2011.
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