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High-flying museum in Modesto

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POSTED June 16, 2012 3:15 a.m.

MODESTO — One of the most unique museums in the 209 - the Hillier Air Museum - is located in Hangar 7 at the Modesto Airport.

It houses nine classic aircraft built from 1937 to 1947.

The museum is open to the public on the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can contact Tom Hillier by e-emailing or calling (209) 526-8297 or (209) 985-9000 for information or to make an appointment to see the collection at another time of the month.

Besides the aircraft, there are various displays and artifacts relating to aviation including World War II memorabilia, historical photographs, uniforms, letters, and more.

The hangar housing the museum is on the southwest corner of the Modesto Airport at 700 Tioga Drive.

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