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Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos

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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.
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  • Went on a Mon morning. It is a relatively small museum with a strong focus on helicopter development which should be no surprise based on the name. Some nice selection of aircraft. Unfortunately I... 
    Went on a Mon morning. It is a relatively small museum with a strong focus on helicopter development which should be no surprise based on the name. Some nice selection of aircraft. Unfortunately I...  more »
  • If you like variety, this place is for you--packed with over 50 well-maintained and dusted aircraft. Ask for a brochure to help guide you through the maze. The greeter will give you more information.....  more
    If you like variety, this place is for you--packed with over 50 well-maintained and dusted aircraft. Ask for a brochure to help guide you through the maze. The greeter will give you more information.....  more »
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  • It was nice to have visited this museum. This aviation museum has a lot to do and may need almost 3 hours to see it just in quick read and walk. You can see the history of aviation industry + the future. Urban Air Mobility was a good introduction to the future but may need some more details there. On the outside of the museum, found a reconditions cabin of a Boeing 747 with 2 decks, seats, and with the cockpit. Seeing a cockpit was a delight. Few activities like Simulators etc are open only on week-ends and not on week days. Good place to visit.
  • Driven by this place so many times in my life, so it was very cool to finally visit this aviation museum. Family and I went during the Halloween weekend and it was great! Scavenger hunt for kids to participate in as well as mini games to win prizes and candy. Seeing incredible planes and reading the info on the brave pilots was such a treat. They offer a aviation camp for youngsters that looked very cool and innovative. They did a pumpkin drop, by the witch, from a helicopter on the adjacent runway. I think I was more excited than my 11 year old 😆! Friendly and very courteous staff. We're definitely making this a yearly tradition from now on.

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