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.