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“Small but better than expected”

North Atlantic Aviation Museum
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Gander
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Wasn't sure what to expect as this is small museum with a handful of aircraft and all but one outside. Overall clean and while limited in number, the exhibits were well done. Interesting summary on history of Gander airport with a few artifacts. Small gift shop with quite reasonable selection of items was pleasant surprise. Worth a short visit if you are interested in aviation.

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Reviewed June 6, 2013

Well designed museum and very interesting, especially the Tiger Moth, Gander's role in World War II, and the 9/11 story.

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Reviewed August 19, 2012

Gander (and nearby Botwood and Harbour Grace) has a rich aviation history, such as:

* Alcock and Brown, Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart
* transit stop for Allied aircraft heading to Europe
* refueling stop for early trans-Atlantic commercial flights
* safe harbour for numerous planes during the 9/11 crisis

You can spend 1-2 hours examining the exhibits. I found it to be very interesting.

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Reviewed August 23, 2016
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