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Gander airport reports positive numbers
        
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The GIAA recently held elections to fill two vacancies on its board executive. New Secretary/Treasurer Mel Thorne and Vice-Chairperson Anne Manning join Chairperson Des Dillon to round out the executive. Congratulations!
The GIAA recently held elections to fill two vacancies on its board ex
2 days ago
- Congrats to two wonderful people. All the best to both of you
3 days ago
- Congrats, Anne. You are in good hands with Des Dillion. Lol He and Jean are friends of ours. Enjoy your new position.
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- Congrats, two outstanding people!
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- Big congrats...2 great people. Lots of dealings with Mel Thorne from his days at Easton, Hillier Lawrence. The absolute best in the world. Great addition to your board.
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- Congratulations and Thank You Anne and Mel !
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- Congratulations my lovely!
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- Congrats Anne! The next time I go through GIA I hope to see a Starbucks. You go girl!!
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- Congratulations Anne..you will do an amazing job..so lucky to have you on Board..
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- Congrats to all. Fred is looking down at you with pride Anne
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- Congratulations Anne, we are all very proud of you, you will do an amazing job x
        
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Thanks to everyone who attended our Annual Public Meeting. 13th consecutive year of profit, 3% growth in passengers. http://www.ganderair...l-performance-4/
        
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Our Annual Public Meeting begins at 2 pm today in the 2nd Floor Boardroom at the Airport. All are welcome.
Our Annual Public Meeting begins at 2 pm today in the 2nd Floor Boardr
        
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Happy Mother's Day.
Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom. Moooooooooooom. Mom. Mom. Momareeno. Mom. Mom. MOM
        
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Our friends at Mister T's Ultramar do incredible work supporting local charities. Owner John Snow was out pumping "full service" gas this morning! Support their Gas Extravaganza today and help a great cause - the airport, along with many other local businesses, already did!
Mister T's Ultramar
        
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Workers ready into-plane catering for Throwback Thursday.
Workers ready into-plane catering for Throwback Thursday.
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- Meals were made this way into the 1970s and early 1980s. I worked at Moncton’s flight kitchen then, 102 meals at a time. My Mom worked at the Gander International Airport restaurant in the late 1950s-1960. I’ll ask her if she worked in the flight kitchen too.
        
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A friendly reminder to interested vendors that the Food, Beverage and Retail concession pre-proposal meeting will be held at the Airport May 10, 2nd Floor Air Terminal Building, which will include a facility tour.
A friendly reminder to interested vendors that the Food, Beverage and
        
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Sunwing’s seasonal twice-weekly service to Toronto begins Friday, June 15. They currently have some strong sales in the market for the first week which is popping up on travel deal aggregator websites. Seats are available as low as $330 return, inclusive of all taxes, on trips falling on travel days of June 15, 19 and 22nd.

What’s happening in Toronto over that time? The Blue Jays play at home, Come From Away continues its run at the Royal Alexandria and Robert Plant/Sheryl Crow, Sam Smith and Harry Styles all take the stage. As always, there’s fun, food, drink and adventure to be had in The Big Smoke.

On the opposite end, if you’re coming from the 6ix for a Newfoundland adventure, mid-June is Prime Time for icebergs and whale watching, and there’s no better place to do either than Central Newfoundland.

Book at http://www.sunwing.ca
Sunwing’s seasonal twice-weekly service to Toronto begins Friday, Ju
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- Albert Hillier gander to Toronto return trip for $330 . Cheapest you’ll ever get it!
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- Charchar Char is Jarron coming ??
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- Diana MacMillan, Nathan Hollett check these guys out when booking for Toronto
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- Alec Murdoch
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- Can a 14 year old travel unaccompanied?
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- Anastasia Bursey $330 for return trip.
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- See this Lavenia Hodder
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- In August when we booked our flights to Toronto they were a fortune to pay for. We opted to fly out of Deer Lake. I can never get a deal flying from Gander.
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- Yippee My daughter live in Toronto
        
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Don’t ask the hotel concierge "where people eat around here". Ask the concierge where *they* like to eat. Go there. Locals know best.
Don’t ask the hotel concierge
        
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Odd formation spotted near New World Island over the weekend. Sea saw? Pub table for mermaids? Either way, temps are warming and we are excited to welcome guests to beautiful Central Newfoundland this Spring.
Odd formation spotted near New World Island over the weekend. Sea saw?
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- Saw this yesterday
        
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Why the QX in YQX? – Jerry, by email

Prez Says: Frankly, I don’t know. I’ve never seen anything definitive. Of course, the Y is the country identifier for all Canadian airports. Ys were originally issued for most all Canadian aerodromes based on radio transmitter codes. So that’s why the Y.

The QX is odd. There are a lot of Canadian airport codes that make sense – i.e. YVR for Vancouver or YSJ for Saint John, New Brunswick. Many, ours included, got saddled with weird codes borrowing from the tail end of the alphabet, hence YQX or YZF (Yellowknife).

I did reach out to Frank Tibbo on this matter. This is what I do when I’m stumped or need an authoritative opinion on a historical aviation matter. Frank is an author, aviator, historian, decorated columnist and town treasure – as well as being one of the finest gentlemen you’ll ever meet. If anyone knows, Frank would know.

Turns out even Frank does not know, and if Frank doesn’t know, it can’t be known. He believes there is no particular reason other than the powers that be make such decisions made them …. “I think some guy was designated to come up with some letters and just decided that QX was OK.”

So QX will have to be OK. I have to say, I do prefer airport codes that reflect the city or airport served, such as LHR (London Heathrow), LAS (Las Vegas) or BOS (Boston). My favorite? SUX (Sioux Gateway Airport, Iowa).

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Why the QX in YQX? – Jerry, by emailPrez Says: Frankly, I don’t
4 weeks ago
- It was in connection with the navigation aids that served the airport, and the morse code letters they emitted. Mostly outdated now by technology. Gander had/has a “Q” beacon a “QX” beacon and the “YQX” vor. The original plan for four letter ICAO identifiers was first letter-area second-country third-communications fourth-arbitrary. Not so anymore as Ste. Pierre used to be CFSP and is now LFPV. Churvhill Falls is CZUM because it was/is not owned by government.
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- My favourite was ZUM; serviced by EPA back in the day.
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- ZUM
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- Here in Comox on the other coast, we are "YQQ" ;)
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- Nancy Tibbo Wadden Barbara Tibbo
        
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For all the advances in in-flight entertainment, there is still something strangely satisfying about the in-flight route map which tracks your aircraft’s progress.

While the route map is essentially a visual aid to answer the age-old question of “are we there yet?”, it does present a fascinating view of the world, wheeling out cartographical details that you seldom think about. As an example, the contour of the Flemish Cap, or the Kelvin Seamounts or the Charlie Gibbs Fracture Zone (which is not a disco tribute band as you’d expect). Some new systems are adding points of interest such as shipwrecks and tourism information.

After you’ve enjoyed The Shawshank Redemption for the 37th time, the in-flight map is a great distraction. If you have younger family members, they’ll enjoy it as well – not to mention the added bonus that they won’t be braying for are-we-there-yet progress reports.
For all the advances in in-flight entertainment, there is still someth
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- Prefer maps to APPS....rather watch a route map than a movie.
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- I love watching that 😆😆
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- So glad I’m not the only one that does this!
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- If only air Canada and the rest would start taking debit on flights would be nice
        
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Your smartphone camera provides a handy visual travel storage system. Snap a photo of your hotel room card number – prevents you from bumbling around lost if you lose the sleeve. Also, keep a photo of your checked baggage. You’ll be shocked how little you remember of your bag when asked for a description while filing a lost baggage report, especially if you have multiple bags.
Your smartphone camera provides a handy visual travel storage system.
        
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Moody A400, low vis, courtesy of Allied Aviation.
Moody A400, low vis, courtesy of Allied Aviation.
        
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For Throwback Thursday, we present this article, from 1969, as part of coverage of Apollo 11, in which Air Canada, tongue-in-cheek, accepts reservations for flights to the moon. Despite Air Canada's robust network, not quite there. Yet.
For Throwback Thursday, we present this article, from 1969, as part of
        
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We are very excited about the EVAS Air service between Fogo Island and Gander which begins April 23, with two flights daily on Monday, Wednesday and Friday aboard their 18-seat Twin Otter.

Flights depart for Fogo at 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to Fogo, and 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to Gander. Note that this flight operates from the EVAS Air facility on Dobbin Drive, not the main airport terminal.

To book, visit http://ow.ly/aonV30jnHwi
We are very excited about the EVAS Air service between Fogo Island and
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- Eileen Freake, that’s exciting news!!
5 weeks ago
- Price $125 each way with shuttle in Gander
6 weeks ago
- Hannah Grace Victoria Cooke Alison Sheppard Kaylee Thorne Maren Ellis-O'leary Holly Todhunter Sarah Cook looks like we are flying to fogo
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- Yay save the noisy nosey helicopter flying the rich and famous over Gander Bay to see how the 99% really live. 👍🏻😬👏🏻🍻
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- Fogo a beautiful place
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- Actually that’s not a bad price for one way. I’d pay it just to save time and having to drive to Farewell to catch the ferry.
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- Excellent. 2 hour plus trip can now be done in 20 minutes.
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- $125.00 each way
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- Yes price please
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- Average price one way?
        
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With snow hopefully in the rearview mirror, we thank our airport's winter warriors, the seasonal ops team who tackle Canada's snowiest climate with a tough disposition, dedication and skill. The task is big and the hours long, but they get it done.
The Melancholy of Winter
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- If it was not for them than the air port would not be running. ✈️ would not land t
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- A great bunch, doing a tough job under often challenging conditions...they certainly made my job easier over the years.
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- Kijk Fred Vo canadese ijsberen 😊
        
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I was laughing when I read the anecdote in the New York Times that you told the Come From Away playwrights, and I quote, “a musical about people making sandwiches? Good luck with that”. So … how do you feel now? – Ken, by email

Prez Says: I console myself by saying there were professional theater producers who passed on Cats or The Phantom of the Opera. I feel awful, because the story is true, but allow me to amount a defense.

I met the playwrights, David Hein and Irene Sankoff almost a decade ago. They were conducting interviews that would form the spine of the play. They’d been here a month and made fast friends, which is no surprise, as they are incredibly nice people. The level of research they’d amassed was impressive. This was no superficial treatment, they dove very deep in uncovering the story and characters.

I knew David and Irene had a theatre pedigree and small hit play already under their belt, but they were young and unassuming. I had a vague idea of what they were trying to achieve, but, in my mind, the story of Operation Yellow Ribbon was nearly impossible to dramatize. Any play or movie follows the same general arc: first your meet the main protagonist, that character gets chased up a tree by a bear, the hero finds a way out of peril, reflects on how their experience revealed something about themselves and then curtain or credits. I relayed my concerns about degree of difficulty, and David nodded, unworried. He said something to the effect that “they had some ideas” and then told me it was going to be a musical. I was floored. I couldn’t think of a more difficult subject matter to stage, let alone a musical. I pleaded with them to take on something easier. In fairness, I had no way to know of their brilliance. If David and Irene had been more upfront and informed me of their genius, I would not have been so skeptical about a musical about people making sandwiches for unexpected guests!

Anyway, David and Irene left and I had a secret hope: that, at the very least, they could get a script together and workshopped and perhaps one day the Gander Collegiate Drama Club would put it off. What has since happened, with the amazing success of the musical, and now a feature film in the works, speaks for itself.

I later met with the architect of the concept, Michael Rubinoff, who pushed David and Irene to develop the story, and told him he must have been crazy to embark of this theatrical Mission Impossible as well. He laughed. If their next project is a one-person play about a unicorn who uses its magic horn to open canned goods, I’ll just make a little room on a shelf for their Tony. I’ll just stick to my day job from here on in and refrain from theatrical counsel.

But, really who could of saw this coming? In the days after 9-11, people in Appleton weren’t opening their homes, people in Lewisporte weren’t making casseroles nor were people in Gander weren’t organizing birthday parties for stranded guests with the thought it would produce any real outcome. They were in a position to help and – I don’t care what anyone says – they did what anyone else would do. Not like volunteers were getting bedding and scrubbing school toilets and saying “this will be the basis for a hit musical one day!”

The musical is brilliant. Come From Away is true to source and never bows to caricature. It’s brave enough to let the story – in its truest sense – stand on its own. It never falls to parody or gets cloying and everyone here can see some piece of themselves in it. A lot of locals were impressed with some of the minute details uncovered, a testament to David and Irene’s exhaustive research.

David, Irene and Michael are wonderful people. They all have an effortless Jay Gatsby charm that seems to rest lightly on the shoulders of theatre professionals. I love it when great things happen to deserving people and their success is extremely gratifying.

Maybe 30 years from now, the Gander Collegiate Drama Club will stage their own production of Come From Away. And I hope David, Irene and Michael, grey-haired, less limber and still wildly successful, will find their way back to watch.

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I was laughing when I read the anecdote in the New York Times that you
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- It was amazing. Very proud of my home town!
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- Reg, I saw it a few weeks ago in Toronto. It was amazing! I am so proud of my hometown and how beautifully it was portrayed. I have been gone a long time but I felt as if I was still there. I laughed, cried, clapped and cheered loudly.
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- I have apologized multiple times for the thought I had in the Gander Academy library when David smiled and said "we writing a musical". Genius for sure and aren't we lucky?
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- Very well said Reg.
        
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An acclaimed Gander photographer once told us about the Trap of the Narrow Triangle. The theory is that our lives are largely about moving between three primary points – where you live, where you work and where you get your supplies. Yes, sounds dull.

Which is precisely why travel is so inviting. It’s the newness of getting outside the triangle, exploring places, cultures, foods and experiences. It’s an immersion in the unknown. It’s the discovery of something complete unfamiliar, and, in doing so, hopefully discovering something about yourself.

Vacations also have an important unintended consequence – they allow you to see your home framed against a world view. In this way, travel can actually strengthen the bond you have with your family, with your neighbors, with your hometown.

No matter how enriching, relaxing or exciting the vacation, you’ll eventually return to your own corner of the world. You’ll set down your suitcase, look around, and announce aloud: “it’s good to be home.”
An acclaimed Gander photographer once told us about the Trap of the Na