The Hiller Aviation Museum uses aviation as a gateway to embrace adventure and innovation while using tools of science to explore how the physical world works and how the dream of flight is made into reality.
The Hiller Aviation Museum features 50 aircraft from over 100 years of aviation history, including a full-size replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer, unmanned robotic spy planes, a fabulous Grumman Albatross amphibian seaplane, unique helicopters and proof-of-concept airplanes. Visitors can sit in the cockpit of a fully restored 747 nose section, while the museum's Flight Sim Zone provides ample opportunity to get your hands on the flight yoke and your feet in the rudder pedals with pilot instructors helping you conduct your own flight of the Bay Area.
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