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North Atlantic Aviation Museum

135 Trans Canada Highway, Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador A1V 1W6, Canada
+1 709-256-2923
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For any aviation enthusiast the museum is a great stop. Exhibits are well arranged and expained... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
bevandsid
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Gander, Canada
New Perspective on 911

This museum has a great exhibit on 911 and the planes and people who descended on Gander during... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
lovinretirement2015
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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Renovated in the spring of 2012, the Museum’s collection focuses on North Atlantic aviation history as it pertains to Gander and Gander International Airport, from the 1930’s through to present day, with the bulk of the artifacts, photos, and text focusing on the WWII years through the early jet age. Highlights of our collection: We have several WWII aircraft engines, a restored WWII DeHavilland Tiger Moth bi-plane, a WWII Lockheed Hudson MkIIIA mid-range bomber (which we are told is one of only 8 left in the world, and is the only one in North America), a 1950’s CF101 Voodoo jet, a 1930’s Beech 18-S, and a 1940’s Canso PBY-5A waterbomber. Of special interest, above the main entry we have positioned the tail section of a DC-3 (1930’s model), and out the back of the building, overlooking beautiful Gander Lake, is the cockpit of the DC-3, which visitors can enter from inside the building.
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135 Trans Canada Highway, Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador A1V 1W6, Canada
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

For any aviation enthusiast the museum is a great stop. Exhibits are well arranged and expained. The 9/11display is is an understated rendering of how Gander (population 9000 at the time) accommodated 6600 stranded passengers for several days when US airspace was closed in the...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2017

This museum has a great exhibit on 911 and the planes and people who descended on Gander during this difficult time. The graciousness and generosity of the people of Gander during this time was amazing. The museum itself is OK. AAA book said they had...More

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NAAviationMuseum, Director at North Atlantic Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thank you for your review, it's always great to see what a tourists opinion on the exhibit is. Our 9/11 exhibit is one of the focal points in the museum, and when viewed in conjunction with the new Beyond Words Tour you get an even...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017

Passing through Gander on our way to Gross Morne, our hotel front desk clerk suggested we check this out. It tells the history of the airport, which is the history of Gander. Informative and well done. One hour will do it. Well worth the time.

Thank Jamie C
Reviewed 13 May 2017

An interesting museum depicting the history of aviation in Gander. In addition to the inside display there are several airplanes, somewhat restored outside.

Thank countdown6
Reviewed 11 April 2017

we stopped with 4 small grand kids we had a good time the kids learned alot. they got to sit in aircraft, view war history.

Thank Ralphiem
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Well worth the visit! Drop in for a very detailed history of the early days of aviation of both Gander and all of Newfoundland. Lots of artifacts. Several complete airplanes on site as well.

Thank Greg K
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

A great little museum filled with so much fascinating bits of history of aviation. A good opportunity to learn how Gander has played such an important role in flight history.

Thank Nunatsuak27
Reviewed 2 February 2017

If you like aviation, this is a good spot to stop in for a short visit. The museum is not huge, so it won't take hours to get through. The aviation history for this small town is pretty incredible. I enjoyed reading the letters that...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The museum is small, but filled with very nice exhibits covering various periods of aviation history, including Gander's role during WWII and the days following 9/11. My sweetheart was a military aviator and also visited Gander a couple of times as a child, so the...More

Thank OUTCRUISIN2610
Reviewed 4 January 2017

When you pull up you'll immediately notice these huge airplanes surrounding the building. They are all life-sized and retired airplanes! They are beautiful and huge. I've never been that close to actual fighter jets and there is a huge red plane water bomber out in...More

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