Boeing 747-100 Nose Section and Cockpit
The museum’s Boeing 747-136, serial #20269 with the registration number of G-AWNG, first flew in March 1971. She flew her distinguished life in British Airways colors and was christened Rutland Water after a lake in central England. This model 136, meaning she was powered with Pratt & Whitney engines, served for 27 years. Her final service flight was from New York’s Kennedy Airport to London’s Heathrow Airport. Her last flight ended her illustrious career at Roswell, New Mexico in December 1998. Known as NG, (to those that flew her) our aircraft flew 106,622 hours and made 21,639 landings before being sold to ARR Corporation in Roswell for salvage on December 14, 1998. That averages over twelve hours a day of aircraft utilization during the life of the aircraft.
Many logistical problems had to be over come in getting the aircraft to the Hiller Aviation Museum. Much of the credit goes to the genius of the disassemble, rigging and moving crews, the combined efforts of local law enforcement; state agencies; Cal-Trans and CHP for their support and cooperation in helping to move the 747 from New Mexico to San Carlos, California.