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Where Inspiration Takes Flight!

Dedicated to the dreams of flight, the museum chronicles over a century of aviation history and provides a glimpse into air transportation's future.

Two large display areas contain the majority of the museum exhibits. Vintage and futuristic aircraft, prototypes, photographic displays, and models are on display.

In the Museum's main gallery, aircraft, and exhibits showcase aviation history as far back as 1869. Our 27,600 square foot main gallery contains over forty aircraft, exhibits, and many interactive displays.

The museum is truly a unique experience with a cohesive theme devoted to celebrating the adventurousness and innovation of aviation pioneers. Our walking tour, supported by multimedia presentations, will inspire and guide you through an intriguing, educational and visually captivating tour.

In addition to the many full size aircraft in the museum's main gallery, the 8,000 square foot atrium displays over a dozen large scaled aircraft models. On display is a full size replica of the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer as well as the remains of the Thaden "Argonaut", an early all metal aircraft built in 1928 in downtown San Francisco. The Atrium houses our family lounge for the enjoyment of the younger generation and also a Restoration Shop, with its large picture windows, allowing you to witness the ongoing restoration process.

The Flight Sim Zone on the Museum's Mezzanine provides an opportunity to take flight in one of a variety of aircraft using high-fidelity desktop flight simulation software, realistic aircraft controls and multi-monitor displays (open weekends from 11 am - 2 pm).

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The following aircraft are currently on exhibit:
Frederick Marriott 1869 Avitor (Replica)
John J. Montgomery 1883 Glider (Replica)
Wright Brothers 1903 Wright Flyer (Replica)
John J. Montgomery 1905 Glider (Santa Clara, Replica)
Irvin 1908 Aerocycloid (Replica)
Maupin / Lanteri 1910 Black Diamond (Curtis type aircraft)
Thaddeus Kerns 1910 Glider (memorial sculpture)
Curtis 1911 Eugene Ely's Curtis Pusher, 1st to land on a ship (Replica)
John J. Montgomery 1911 Glider (Evergreen)
Lincoln Beachy 1914 Little Looper, Gnome 80 HP
Thaden 1928 T-1 Argonaut
Monocoupe 1928 70, Velie powered
Travelair 1928 D4D (Louise Thaden & Suzanne Asbury Oliver)
Pietenpol 1929 1960 Built aircraft Ford Model-A powered (Air Camper)
Buhl 1931 Autogiro
Fairchild 1935 24-C8C, Warner-Scarab powered
Stearman-Hammond 1935 Y-1-S, Menasco powered Pusher
Stanley Hiller Jr. 1944 XH-44 Hiller-copter (Co-axial rotor system, Replica)
United Helicopters 1946 UH4 Commuter (Hiller)
Hiller Aircraft 1947 J-10, First NOTAR helicopter built in America
Bell Helicopter 1947 47D
Hiller Aircraft 1949 360, First stable helicopter
Hiller Aircraft 1950 H-23-B, Army helicopter
Hiller Aircraft 1952 YH-32-A, First helicopter gunship (named the Sally Rand)
Hiller Aircraft 1955 ONR, (Hiller Flying Platform)
Nelson 1955 Humingbird (powered glider)
On loan from the National Soaring Museum.
Grumman 1955 HU16-RD "Albatross" amphibian. Circumnavigated the world.
Hiller Aircraft 1956 XROE-1, Rotorcycle (Single man helicopter)
Hiller Aircraft 1957 VXT-8, (Coleopter, futuristic ring-wing design)
Del Mar 1966 DHT-2 "WhirleyMite" trainer
Del Mar 1968 DH-20 twin rotor.
Boeing Aircraft 1969 737-200 cockpit
Lockheed Aircraft 1969 YO-3A, (Quiet Star, Serial #01)
RotorWay Aircraft 1970 Scorpion 1, helicopter
Boeing Aircraft 1971 747-100 cockpit and first class section
Cessna 1973 177 Cardinal
Hollmann 1974 HA-2M Sportster Gyroplane
Rutan 1978 Defiant Model 74
NASA/Ames 1979 AD-1 Oblique Wing
Quicksilver 1982 MX Ultralight on floats
Bede 1982 BD-5T
Aero Vodochody 1983 L-39C Albatross
NASA/Stanford 1985 Flying Model - (Oblique wing)
Pitts 1985 S1-C
Boeing Aircraft 1988 Condor, (Super secret robotic spy-plane)
Stanford 1989 Swift hang glider
McDonnell Douglas 1990 Model - Exhibit (Blended wing technology)
Arnold 1992 AR-5 Sport Monoplane