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Hiller Aviation Museum, Part 2 - Pahavit's Universe

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Date: 12-14-2013 12:26 AM
Subject: Hiller Aviation Museum, Part 2
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Tags:airport, alien, field trip, hiller, museum, plane, san carlos, sign
Hiller Aviation Museum, Part 2


Here's part 2 of Sunday's visit to Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos.


Several engines on display (colorful Westinghouse jet engine, Pratt & Whitney R-4360, and a Wright Whirlwind radial engine).









An artist's rendering of an experimental oblique wing transport by Stanford Aeronautics.





Oh hell no.





Smile for the flying micro-camera.





Looking down on the Wright Flyer replica from the mezzanine.





A Hiller H-23-B Army medevac helicopter.





Another look at the Avitor airship from the mezzanine.





Looking down into the main gallery from the mezzanine.





YH-32-A, the first helicopter gunship (named the Sally Rand).





The super-secret Condor robotic spy plane has a submarine-like body and a huge 200' wingspan that fills the museum from one wall to the other.







Model aircraft hang from the ceiling along the mezzanine walkway.





A pilot mannequin peers through the viewing apparatus of a Lockheed YO-3A Quiet Star battlefield observation plane.







A Boeing 737 cockpit.





The self-launching Hummingbird Powered Glider's engine was retractable once it reached altitude.





At the far end of the mezzanine we see the 747 outside through the plate-glass windows.





We see the small planes on the tarmac at neighboring San Carlos Airport as well.





Looking down into the main gallery from the far end of the mezzanine.





A mural above the museum's theater shows a selected history of non-powered human flight.





Kitsch in the museum's gift shop.





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