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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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See the exhibit on Gander's on kindness to strangers during 9/11

If you haven't heard about the contribution by Gander International Airport and the Town of... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2016
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Worth the stop.

We spent part of a rainy morning there. Very interesting to learn about the gander airport history... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2016
Calgary, Canada
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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
+1 709-256-2923
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

If you haven't heard about the contribution by Gander International Airport and the Town of Gander's involvement in helping more than 6,500 stranded airline passengers on 9/11, go see the display, video and piece of steel from the World Trade Center.

1  Thank ktuerff
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We spent part of a rainy morning there. Very interesting to learn about the gander airport history and the display about ganders role in the 9/11 event. The museum is not huge but worth a visit.

Thank Bill2013bob
Reviewed 9 November 2016

A quaint aviation museum. The staff was friendly and the exhibits, though not many, were fairly interesting. It was really neat to see a bi-plane and water bomber up close.

1  Thank Heather P
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Easy to find on TCH 1 in Gander - it is the place with the airplanes parked on the lawn. This museum provides insight into the history of the area. Basically the Gander Airport was a fuel stop for trans-Atlantic flights back in the day...More

1  Thank Ontario88
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

If you like airplanes, aviation, etc, you will certainly appreciate this museum. It is a small but really nice museum.

1  Thank HeidiLagneaux
Reviewed 16 October 2016

My Dad was a Pan American pilot and used to transit through Gander; his signature is likely in the logbook on display in the museum. Walk through the displays and you walk through time - why and how the airport was built (in the middle...More

Thank 922PaulE
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Small museum but covers history of the area and aviation including 9-11 landing of over 40 unexpected planes in an hour. Looks small but has a lot to offer.

1  Thank KDMagin
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The Connection two 9/11 is particularly poignant. What these people did during the tragedy is inspiring

Thank blockhed
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The Museum is easy to find on Hwy 1 in Gander. It provides an interesting history of the beginning of the Gander Airport, but is housed in a smaller building than expected. The display ends with the story of how Gander airport and residents provided...More

Thank echoisland
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I found this museum interesting . Lots of history about Gander and the plane crash. Not a big museum but I think kids would like it as they can actually sit in a cockpit and check out the instruments. Cost was 5 or 6 dollars...More

Thank alison737
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