and New Articles
|23 January 2018
The Gander runway system and features have changed over the years. This article compares the modern day Gander approach map with that of Trans Canada Air LInes in 1950
|09 February 2018
I have on occasion been asked if things were really simpler in "Old Gander ”. When I say yes, that in certain ways it may well have been, I sometimes get asked for a concrete example. Well, I finally have found something to answer the question!
|13 February 2018
A bomber from Gander to Europe crashed in Greenland. If they don't get help, the crew will probably loose their lives on a frozen, windsweeped plateau. But they had a guardian on stand-by in Gander!,
|02 March 2018
1947, a "mechanical brain" guides a plane across the Atlantic;
This was over 40 years before Vic 20 and Commodiore 64 computers were
on the market"
|18 March 2018
on seeing an envelope, one is immediately able to give it context and
possible meaning. But other letters, on the contrary, "just don't
click", and lead us to wonder what in heavens was that all about??
were many roads in old Gander that marked our memories, such as
Foss Avenue on the RCAF/Canadian side or the road around the runway
towards the RAF side and the old terminal. One other such road was
Fleet Street leading north from the Army side.
old "Airport Club" down on the Trans-Canada Highway just east of the
hospital was torn down on 08 March. Was this just an ordirary old
building or something special?
|20 April 2018
"First Day Cover" from Gander points out an agreement that brought
American forces to Newfoundland. How did this affect Gander?