North Atlantic Aviation Museum, Gander

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North Atlantic Aviation Museum traces the development of transatlantic flight, from Gander's World War II role as a secret Allied airbase, through its heyday as the "Crossroads of the World" and continuing role as a vital stop on the "Great Circle Route" to Europe. Open throughout the year, the museum is coach and caravan friendly. Stop by to see a few highlights of the collection, which includes several World War II aircraft engines, a Tiger Moth bi-plane, the tail section and cockpit of a 1930s DC-3, and North America's only Lockheed Hudson MkIIIA mid-range bomber. A visit to North Atlantic Aviation Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Gander travel itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • For those interested in aviation it's an interesting stop. I'm not but still found it well put together so that I did learn something. There's lots of information and history. Of course the 9/11 corne...  more »
  • North Atlantic Avaition Museum Across from Comfort Inn is the NAAM. Small Collection of planes. Inside the WWII link stories. Big display on 9/11; 38 civilian, 4 military aircraft brought to ground he...  more »
  • The North Atlantic Aviation Museum on the Trans Canada Highway in Gander tells the story of how this small Newfoundland town once hosted the biggest and busiest airport in the world. The role of Gande...  more »
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  • Comparatively small museum (essentially one large room) but still very enjoyable and worthwhile. Information panels/displays are arranged in chronological order around the room, so the entire museum reads like very fascinating storybook of the history of aviation in Newfoundland. There are a couple full-sized planes outside the museum, and there is a flight simulator you can try.
  • Great museum just off the highway and busting with interesting history involving huge characters like movie stars and Fidel Castro. Well worth the stop.
  • Wonderful little museum containing unique artifacts and a piece of a steel girder from the World Trade Center.
  • Great place to stop and visit. There is a lot of history and information
  • Great description of how Gander airport started and it's history.

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