April 2019

The Newfoundland Aero Club

1938 and a bored but determined young man hoped a future in the skies would lift him out of the poverty of Depression era Newfoundland. With a group of kike-minded friends and sponsorship ...

Gander’s Transatlantic History

Gander. The name is known to virtually anyone with even the most rudimentary knowledge of aviation. Built just prior to the outbreak of World War Two, the site became, at one time, the largest ...

Eric Blackwood’s “Bush” Airline

In 1949 Newfoundland businessman and pilot named Eric Blackwood conceived an airline to serve some of the remotest parts of Newfoundland and Labrador. Starting as a so-called “Bush” ...

Marooned in the Wilderness

In December of 1942 the Second World War had been in progress for over three years and the United States had come in on the side of the allies a year earlier. Part of the contribution made by the country ...

Alcock and Brown

On June 14, 1919, two young British fliers took off from a hastily prepared field in St. John’s, Newfoundland and, 16 hours later landed in an Irish bog, the nose of their flimsy flying machine buried in ...