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San Carlos - Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos, CA

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Pictured above in San Carlos, California is The Hiller Aviation Museum which includes aviation history spanning several decades. 


50 aircraft exhibits and numerous displays such as 1869 “Avitor” Hermes Jr. (first aeroplane to fly - unmanned); 1883, 1905, & 1911 gliders (Montgomery); 1911 Eugene Ely’s Curtiss Pusher (the first plane to land on a ship); 1913 Lincoln Beechey’s “Little Looper” (first aerobatics airplane); 1945 Hiller 360 (first inherently-stable helicopter to be licensed by the FAA); 1955 Flying Platform (first ducted fan, man-carrying, VTOL aircraft); 1956 XROE Rotorcycle (fully collapsible helicopter); 1970 Boing 747 cockpit (interactive display). The Hiller Aviation Museum Phone: (650) 654-0200 /601 Skyway Road. San Carlos, CA 94070


San Carlos, "The City of Good Living",  is home to San Carlos Airport and Hiller Air Museum, a museum specializing in helicopter history, and the administrative headquarters of SamTrans and Caltrain. There is also a Museum of San Carlos History located at 533 Laurel Street in San Carlos that is open to the public.


San Carlos, Spanish for Saint Charles, is a city in San Mateo County on the San Francisco Peninsula. It is a small residential suburb located between Belmont to the north and Redwood City to the south.

Events throughout the year bring locals and visitors to the streets to celebrate. Included in the things to do in San Carlos:


Hometown Days, the Art & Wine Faire and the Heritage Walk. Call (650) 802-4354.

Free Summer Concerts are held annually at Burton Park in the months of July and August.

Hot Harvest Nights - Farmer's Market Thursday Nights. Held on Laurel Street in Downtown San Carlos, Hot Harvest Nights features displays and goods from local San Carlos merchants and farmers from the area.

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