and New Articles
|06 March 2021
the longest time Gander was a busy airport. In wartime it was
imperative to keep the runways open for obvious military reasons.
After the war, civilian carriers took up the load. Help was needed when
a large aircraft could not be towed or moved with its own power.
|01 May 2021
this website we have looked in detail at major airlines such as Pan
American World Airways, Trans World Airlines and Trans Canada Airlines
(Air Canada). Now is the time to look at one of the shorter lived
|09 May 2021
The original construction of the airport during the late 1930s has been fairly well covered. The present article has for objective to add other details, especially with respect to the early runway lighting and aids to landing.
|30 May 2021
the nicest things are the smallest. Sometimes they come from
unexpected places. This is certainly the case with this item.
|09 July 2021
lot has been written about the very early history of Gander. But it
nice to see a short article written by an "outsider" with a
professional eye who comes upon Gander for first time. It is even
better when another professional takes the time to summarise it all.
|29 July 2021
airmen "up on the mainland" knew there much important mlitary activity
going on in Gander. But to most, it did not like look like the
choicest of postings. Someone needed to put their minds to rest.
|04 August 2021
now the sory of a pilot who could manoeuvre two-engine and four-engine
heavy bombers better than most fighter pilots could a small Spitfire.
But this chap got no medals, not even a recommendation. He never
saw combat. He did however manage to get himself court martialed and
was finally killed in a crash.
|20 Sept 2021
Just a short, but interesting, article from a 1938 aviation magazineee about Gander in late 1938 when construction was underway.
|29 Sept 2021
Lockheed Hudson bomber was a very important aircraft in the history of
Gander. For those who would like to learn more about how it
evolved from a small civilian airliner to a military aircraft, the
story can be found here.