Thursday, September 22, 2022

Stories

Starting off today, here we have the Lockheed Electra, an early small passenger plane. This particular one has a storied history, having had been flown around the world by pilot Ann Pellegreno, retracing the route of Amelia Earhart thirty years after her ill-fated flight.


I moved off into an area that features profiles on the air industry, individuals, and moments of history. Such as 9/11. On that day multiple flights from overseas landed in Canada- many of them in the small town of Gander in Newfoundland.


Items of a British man who died in the Towers that day are displayed here.


Here we have a plane fragment and a piece of steel that was part of the World Trade Center.


Patrick Woodford was an air traffic controller in Gander on 9/11.


Melissa Haney is a pilot for Air Inuit in the far north.


Flight into the far north is an essential aspect of life, especially in cases of medical emergency.


Dave Vandorp is another of those who have spent time living in the far north as part of the job in keeping that part of the country connected by air.

33 comments:

  1. A great display of museum features

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  2. ...yes, the stories they can tell.

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  3. Another great exhibit. The small planes make me nervous. Take care, have a happy day!

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  4. The kindness of the people of Newfoundland will forever be a part of the tragedy of 9/11.

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  5. Muchas curiosidades, hay entre las paredes de ese gran museo.

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  6. A piece of the Tein Towers is in Gander.

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  7. @roentare: definitely

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Tom: very much so.

    @Eileen: thanks.

    @david: that is true.

    @Ventana: thank you.

    @Marie: not surprising.

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  8. That Lockheed reminds me of the time when our Prince Bernhard (husband of Queen Juliana) was bribed by the Lockheed firm in 1976 for the purchase of military aircraft.

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  9. There is a lot of history on display in that museum.

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  10. Gander has become quite famous after their kindness during the 9/11 attacks. Just recently I watched a documentary about what happened in Gander.

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  11. Many of the planes of the 30's and forties used the same design and power. I don't know if you are having a look at DC 3's, DC 4's and DC 6's.

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  12. Last fall I saw a play called "Come From Away" that was about all the planes that landed in Newfoundland. It was funny, touching and sad and I'm so glad I saw it. The stories of the people, both visitors and residents were inspiring.

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  13. Another great post and photos of the smaller but yet significant planes ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  14. What a luck Gander could and did help.

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  15. Blogger has the hiccups again! I´m not Anonymous... Iris Flavia

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  16. Those type of planes are lovely to look at. Flying in one, I imagine my screaming would be a bother to the pilot.

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  17. @Jan: that qualifies as an oops.

    @RedPat: there certainly is.

    @Sami: it's quite a story how the town rose to the occasion and took care of so many people.

    @Red: in fact there's a DC 3 in tomorrow's post.

    @Sharon: that one is quite well known now. Come from away is an expression you hear on the Rock.

    @Carol: some bigger planes ahead.

    @Iris: blogger continues with its odd ways.

    @Maywyn: definitely not one for flying, eh?

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  18. That passenger plane reminds me of one I use to travel frequently in as a child.

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  19. Have you seen the musical "Come From Away" about the people of Gander when the 9/11 planes were diverted there? It's definitely worth a watch. Remarkable people -- I'd visit just to thank them.

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    1. I have not- I'm not a fan of musicals. However I'm quite familiar with the making of that.

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  20. I loved Come From Away. I quite enjoy musicals. My son was in a couple before he quit acting.

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  21. My father used to fly to meetings on those lockheeds in the fifties. They got on and off the plane right on the field.

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  22. The Lockheed Electra. Lockheed, later Skunk Works, build some vintage planes: P-80, F-104 (I have already seen here (incredible sound), U-2 or the unforgotten SR-71. Not mentioned the F-117 (still at work). If Amelia Earhart had such one of this, she would still not lost. But wait...What about with a night in the museum?

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  23. Another wonderful exhibit great designs too! Thank you.

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