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“Nice source of historical local information”

North Atlantic Aviation Museum
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Gander
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Peterborough, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
271 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Nice source of historical local information”
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 when the range of an airplane was considerably less than today. It is also noteworthy of the role Gander played on 9-11 when all planes were ordered grounded.

Visited October 2016
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Zaventem, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Nice”
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.

Visited September 2016
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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232 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Great Memories For Me (You should like it, too)”
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 of nowhere, strictly for an airport to support trans-Atlantic flights), information on the early aircraft, airlines, etc. And, long after the airport's glory years, a little display about how the airport and Gander hosted passengers from numerous airlines/airplanes who were forced out of the sky in the 9/11 crisis. It's small but it's interesting.

Visited August 2016
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Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Compact but eventful”
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.

Visited September 2016
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New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Quite interesting”
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

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

Visited September 2016
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