Episode 139 – Hiller Aviation Museum

Hiller Flying Platform

Guest Jeffery Bass is the President and CEO of the Hiller Aviation Museum located in the San Francisco Bay Area at the San Carlos Airport. We talk about aviation history, some of the exhibits at the Museum, and what you might do with that aviation memorabilia in your attic.

We also have aviation news, the Australia Desk Report by Steve and Grant from the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast, and Pieter Johnson’s Across the Pond segment.

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1976 Dehavilland DHC-6-300 C/N 489
1976 Dehavilland DHC-6-300 C/N 489 by Stephen Tornblom

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5 thoughts on “Episode 139 – Hiller Aviation Museum

  1. david robinson

    Really enjoyed the Hiller interview- is Hiller still in business in any way? Also, please stay apolitical. Aviation should be for everyone regardless of political bias.

    David in Augusta GA

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  3. Max Flight

    David: It seems Hiller Helicopters was bought by Fairchild in 1964, according to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiller_Aircraft). And then:

    “Stanley Hiller repurchased the company in 1973 with the help of a dozen Thai investors led by Patrick C Lim, part owner of Siam Steel and many other Asian ventures. For ownership of Hiller aircraft, these investors helped covered the company’s liabilities about $1 million and commit about $10 million to build at least 30 new helicopters at the new East Bay production site and also setting up the first aerospace company in Thailand.”

    I see a website for Hiller Aircraft Corporation at http://www.hilleraircraft.com/

  4. Jamie Dodson

    Geeks! Just back from the UK and caught Podcast 139 later than usual. I loved the Jeffery Bass interview. The Hiller museum is great. I have had the honor of presenting and doing a book signing there. I encourage everyone to visit when in the bay area. They have a wonderful collection of aircraft and many hands-on exhibits. The store stocks many Pan Am Clipper titles along with almost every other Bay area related aviation topic.

    Thanks Geeks for yet another fun and informative Podcast.

    Cheers! Jamie

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