and New Articles
|29 Sept 2020
"Old Gander", there could be 1400 to 1500 airplanes arriving and
departing in a given month. These aircraft needed to be cleaned,
serviced and often repaired before contining on. Sometimes passenger
had to be sent out on another airplane as the first was held over for
repairs up to and including a complete engine change. Who did all
|28 Oct 2020
Gander's wartime and peacetime "Aeradio" connected Gander to
trans-Alantic aircraft and to aircraft control in centain other
places. For a long period, a midnight meal was supplied to
on-duty staff by the Eastbound Inn. But Aeradio moved around. We
have obtained an example of "midnight meal tickets" used in those new areas. The
mystery is to figure out in which building Aeradio was operating when
these particular tickets were used.
|16 nov 2020
||During the war years,
Gander Lake was an important area for flying boats and seaplanes, both
for local uses or those to transiting for example to Europe or
Russia. This aviation activity on a large lake meant
equally have a fair amount of nautical goings-on.
|26 Dec 2020
Gander always called Gander? Did civilians and the military
give it the same name? Did the Americans give the same name as
did the Canaians and British forces?
Did name change over time?
|21 Jan 2021
and just plain skating was popular in old Gander. But where did people
go? Was it just on the ponds? Did they just have open-air
rinks? Or was it something more classic? In any case, if it
was Gander, it wasn't ordinary!
|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.