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“Huge models outside and great history inside!”

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.
New City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
265 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Huge models outside and great history inside!”
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 the back. Most of the models were actually used by the Royal Air Force. Then you have a Tiger Moth inside to see. When you go inside you can see the actual engines in there, classics. I had heard about the "merlin" engine previously in WW history reading, which was made by Roll Royce, but had never seen one previous to this visit. What a bucket list thing to see. Definitely head in if in the area or have some extra time to kill at the Gander airport.

Visited October 2016
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“See the exhibit on Gander's on kindness to strangers during 9/11”
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.

Visited November 2016
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Calgary, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Worth the stop.”
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.

Visited August 2016
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Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Upclose View of Airplanes”
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.

Visited August 2016
1 Thank Heather P
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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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