Sunday, September 27, 2015

Frank Tibbo To Be Awarded Order of Nfld. & Lab.

The Executive Council of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador issued the following News Release on September 23, 2015 titled Individuals to be Invested into the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador. The GAHS passes along our congratulation to Frank Tibbo especially for his contributions to our website.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

RCAF Gander WWII Publications

We have just finished posting the last of the RCAF Gander Magazines that we have collected to this date. There are a few more missing which we hope to collect in the future. For those who have been following this collection, we have improved our website in order to make reading these editions more accessible. Downloading and saving these magazines are no longer necessary. Clicking on the link now will load the magazine directly to your browser. Our software hasn’t improved to allow this. We have just learned how to do a few more tasks in the software’s application. We are still not too old to learn new tricks.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

GAHS General Meeting Report

The Gander Airport Historical Society Inc. held it's 3rd Annual Meeting on Sept 15. We have completed 2 successful years since our official startup in 2013. At the meeting the Board of directors re-elected Jack Pinsent as President and George Innes as Treasurer for their 2nd term of office.  To highlight the GAHS activities for the past year; the society has become incorporated and now includes the abbreviated INC after it's title. An application for the entitlement of 'Charitable Status' has been submitted to the CRA in order to provided receipts for a tax credit to prospective donors. Our main accomplishment for the past year was the erection of a memorial for the fatal crash of CSA Flight 523 in 1967. The main project for the society in the coming year will be the commencement of the construction of a model of the old airport of the early 1950s. The project is presently being evaluated by a model builder for a cost analysis.  We are happy to report that our website continues to provide a growing interest in the airports history

Friday, September 11, 2015

Weather Forcaster McTaggert-Cowan

We recently posted a page dedicated to Dr. McTaggert-Cowan, , brought over to Gander by the British Air Ministry in the late 30’s, to forecast the weather for those traversing the North Atlantic. Originally to assist the flying boats out of Botwood, he later became an intricate part of Ferry Command’s success in their objective. No doubt he was a scientist in his own right and later in life was acknowledged for his pioneering work in aviation weather forecasting. Many of his meteorology theories are in use today. However reading his interview on this webpage, shows his very opinionated views on the role of Gander airport's activities. I take the liberty in begging for your consideration of the gentleman’s age when giving this interview. Whatever your opinion may be, his work in Gander during this era was of great value to the history of commercial & military aviation.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Senior Hockey Web Page Fixed

Our apologizes for the dead links on our webpage Senior Hockey . A change in a website link causes this . This is a problem we try to avoid by not linking to other websites.We are at the mercy of others. When we make an exception this is what happens. Don’t get us wrong . It is not the fault of the originator, this is what happens from time to time. Anyway no big deal, the problem is corrected. We will make this note however, whenever you see a dead link, let us know. You are contributing to our website when you do this.