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Hiller Aviation Museum

601 Skyway Rd, San Carlos, CA 94070
Hiller VZ-1 Pawnee flying platform

Hiller VZ-1 Pawnee flying platform.

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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. 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. Exhibits include the Stearman-Hammond Y-1, a mid-1930s trainer also used as a remotely piloted aircraft; the Rutan Defiant, Burt Rutan's personal homebuilt airplane; the front 45 feet of a Boeing 747; the NASA AD-1 oblique wing research aircraft; the Hiller Flying Platform, an experimental aircraft from 1955; and a replica of the Hiller XH-44, the first coaxial helicopter to fly in the US.

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