Hiller Aviation Museum

Aircraft on display

Where Inspiration Takes Flight!

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

Vintage and futuristic aircraft, prototypes, photographic displays, and models are on display.

Curtiss Pusher

Curtiss Pusher

Many aviation firsts took place in early northern California. None may have had more impact than Eugene Ely’s epic landing on the heavy cruiser U.S.S. Pennsylvania in his Curtiss Pusher.
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Boeing 747
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Boeing 747

The 1970 Boeing 747-100 was the first production version of the epochal large-body aircraft, with a unique spiral staircase which led to a second story first-class cabin and flight deck that you can explore.
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L-39 Albatros

L-39 Albatros

The Aero L-39 “Albatros” is a high performance military jet trainer developed in Czechoslovakia during the cold war. Pilots of the Warsaw Pact trained in the L-39 before moving up to MiG and Sukhoi jets.
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Space Ship One

Space Ship One

Winner of the $10 million Ansari X-Prize for the first successful flight of a privately financed commercial spacecraft, SpaceShipOne was a prototype aircraft to test the feasibility of carrying human passengers into suborbital space and back to earth.
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Rotorcycle

Rotorcycle

In 1954, Hiller Helicopters was selected by the Navy’s Bureau of Aeronautics to build a one man, foldable, self-rescue and observation helicopter.
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Black Diamond

Black Diamond

The Diamond airplane built by a couple of shipyard buddies in 1910 may not have been forever if it weren’t for the foresight to dig its pieces out of musty crates and build it again.
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Fokker Dr.1 Triplane

Fokker Dr.1 Triplane

The Hiller Aviation Museum’s replica aircraft was built by museum volunteers over a four year period between 2016-2020 in celebration of the 100+ anniversary of the aircraft. The aircraft is designed so visitors can sit in the open-air cockpit.
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See the list of our Aircraft Collection here.

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