I've probably driven by the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos 50 times in the last 6-7 years. It's visible from the 101 but I never managed to get myself up there until today.

747 Gauges

The museum contains a good collection of older aircraft, engines, propellers, and other static displays in a relatively small space. In fact, I was a bit surprised at how much they were able to pack in the place.

747 Engine

While there are many displays that caught my attention for one reason or another, the partial 747 outside was just damned cool. Where else can you climb into the cockpit of a 747 and look around?

747 Controls

Amusingly, the emergency exit doors still work. You're not supposed to open them, but that's not obvious until you've already done so (assuming you're outside the aircraft).

747 Display

Heh. Oh, well. No alarms went off. :-)

747 Cockpit

More pictures are available in my Hiller Aviation Museum set on Flickr.

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Posted by jzawodn at October 14, 2006 10:46 PM

Reader Comments
# Heh said:

That chicken catcher is teh awesome. Period.

on October 14, 2006 11:16 PM
# Nathan said:

It sounds a lot like the helicopter museum in Dothan, Alabama. They too have an incredible amout of stuff packed into there small building.

on October 14, 2006 11:38 PM
# Twan van Elk said:

Wow, some great photographs! Especially the one with the opened emergency exit doors... :-)

on October 15, 2006 07:07 AM
# Doug Woodall said:

Ever been to Castle Air Musuem ?
I live near there and I was stationed at Castle when it was still a Air Force base with SAC.

Take care,
Doug Woodall

on October 15, 2006 09:06 AM
# alek said:

Where's the "rope-start" on that 747-100?!? ;-)

on October 15, 2006 07:29 PM
# luk said:

sympa votre blog

on October 16, 2006 07:03 AM
# Aviatrix said:

That's a great way to put an airplane on static display. Of course you can't chop up a particular historic aircraft, but chopping off a few relevant bits for people to actually look at is more interesting than having fewer entire airplanes in the same amount of space.

on October 17, 2006 05:39 PM
# Addiction said:

As an airforce junkie, I am a fan of aviation. Great bunch of photographs. Do show us more if you get them.

on October 18, 2006 06:36 PM
# Flowers England said:

I am aviation fan as well, although I am a little afraid of flying. But planes are my life. Great photos!

on October 19, 2006 03:05 AM
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