In the early 21st century navigating from one part of the earth to another can be as simple as entering a few numbers into a computer device and following the simple directions provided by it. In the early 20th century it wasn’t that simple.
Born on Forest Road, St. John’s in 1905, Ches Mills was perfectly positioned by the 1920s to see and participate in the burgeoning aviation scene. Several early flyers kept their airplanes at nearby Quidi Vidi Lake, there being no established airport at the time.
One of Phyllis Penney’s fondest memories was that of a school holiday given immediately, when news was received of an aeroplane landing. The children were all permitted to run, walk or be driven to the airport to join in