18 Burst results for "Gander International Airport"

"gander international airport" Discussed on Podcast Gumbo

Podcast Gumbo

03:13 min | 1 year ago

"gander international airport" Discussed on Podcast Gumbo

"Hey Paul it's weighed rouch. . So July twenty fourth is National Amelia Earhart Day and I guess what I'm curious about is how Amelia herself would feel about the way she's remember today I mean it seems like she's famous mostly for disappearing into thin air and only secondarily for being the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic which all seems Kinda backward to me. . On the other hand, , she's seen increasingly as a feminist icon which seems like might please her. . So I'm just curious how historians and biographers think earhart would have regarded her own fame. . Thanks. . Wade given that I've never been confused for an historian. . I'm one of those people that thinks about Erhard the way you've described above. . So it's nice to be given a little nudge of history and hopefully I can return the favor. . For my first recommendation, , I, , found a podcast called. . Erhard which hopes to shed some more light on Earhart by interviewing guests. . In this episode, , they interview Abigail Harrison who is commonly known as astronaut. . Abby. . As part of the interview, , Abby Talks about how a millionaire heart is an inspiration. . They also talk about the marsh. . And stem as well as our work as an aspiring actress not. . Today's guest is weighed Roche host of the soonest podcast which helps us understand were technology come from and how we decide to start or stop using it. . It's that understanding that allows us to be more intentional about the kind of future were building together. . Soon Ish covers a lot of ground from bridges to virtual reality to the voting process. . One episode that struck me though was way talking about quitting facebook, , which is something I grapple with constantly On the episodes page description we'd outlines multiple years were facebook failed us and he finally had enough. . Here in twenty twenty facebook continues to fail enlarge ways and I wish some of the tech support groups that I am a member of would find another service. . So I could get off facebook myself. . For last recommendation wait went above and beyond he's given three podcast recommendations and a youtube channel that are about the weird byways and. . In no particular order they are. . The. . Constant. . The right stuff the wrong way. . Ninety nine percents, , invisible gander international airport. . Should this exist boom the return of supersonic flight. . And Amy Sheera. . Titles Youtube Channel VINCA space. . A link to all of them will be in the show notes. . For today's extra hot sauce. . I just WanNa add that Wade is one of the creators of the Boston based podcast collective called hub-and-spoke. . If you've been listening to this podcast since the beginning you'll know that Charles Gustin was my second guest ever who was the host of ICONOGRAPHY, , which is part of hub and spoke. .

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National Amelia Earhart Day with Wade Roush

Podcast Gumbo

03:13 min | 1 year ago

National Amelia Earhart Day with Wade Roush

"Hey Paul it's weighed rouch. So July twenty fourth is National Amelia Earhart Day and I guess what I'm curious about is how Amelia herself would feel about the way she's remember today I mean it seems like she's famous mostly for disappearing into thin air and only secondarily for being the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic which all seems Kinda backward to me. On the other hand, she's seen increasingly as a feminist icon which seems like might please her. So I'm just curious how historians and biographers think earhart would have regarded her own fame. Thanks. Wade given that I've never been confused for an historian. I'm one of those people that thinks about Erhard the way you've described above. So it's nice to be given a little nudge of history and hopefully I can return the favor. For my first recommendation, I, found a podcast called. Erhard which hopes to shed some more light on Earhart by interviewing guests. In this episode, they interview Abigail Harrison who is commonly known as astronaut. Abby. As part of the interview, Abby Talks about how a millionaire heart is an inspiration. They also talk about the marsh. And stem as well as our work as an aspiring actress not. Today's guest is weighed Roche host of the soonest podcast which helps us understand were technology come from and how we decide to start or stop using it. It's that understanding that allows us to be more intentional about the kind of future were building together. Soon Ish covers a lot of ground from bridges to virtual reality to the voting process. One episode that struck me though was way talking about quitting facebook, which is something I grapple with constantly On the episodes page description we'd outlines multiple years were facebook failed us and he finally had enough. Here in twenty twenty facebook continues to fail enlarge ways and I wish some of the tech support groups that I am a member of would find another service. So I could get off facebook myself. For last recommendation wait went above and beyond he's given three podcast recommendations and a youtube channel that are about the weird byways and. In no particular order they are. The. Constant. The right stuff the wrong way. Ninety nine percents, invisible gander international airport. Should this exist boom the return of supersonic flight. And Amy Sheera. Titles Youtube Channel VINCA space. A link to all of them will be in the show notes. For today's extra hot sauce. I just WanNa add that Wade is one of the creators of the Boston based podcast collective called hub-and-spoke. If you've been listening to this podcast since the beginning you'll know that Charles Gustin was my second guest ever who was the host of ICONOGRAPHY, which is part of hub and spoke.

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"gander international airport" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

04:22 min | 3 years ago

"gander international airport" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"The bill. For added security. Homeland security the various agencies at the disposal of the United States government. The total Bill for added security and associated projects tied into what happened at nine eleven. Up to this point. That Bill is two point eight trillion that's trillion with a t. It has been two point eight trillion dollars just in the United States. I'm thanking England Germany the rest of the world, but the Bill for the added safety and security measures taken by the United States since nine eleven. Two point eight trillion dollars. So it's back this up a little bit. Which that means if there had been no nine eleven. Well, the will be a different place in a lot of a lot of ways. But two point eight trillion dollars think of that would that would have done for medical research think what that would have done to help eliminate any number of hideous diseases or poverty think of it that number headed replied to educational systems across the United States. Part of the. Collateral damage if you would from nine eleven. One muscle megabit came across. We'll take the break of the bottom of the hour. Then we will radically shift topics to some lighter things. Thank you very much. Something else. I came across it. I think bears repeating. If you remember nine eleven the the world, basically was put into limbo is the that day in for the days afterwards, as I mentioned where I was scheduled to go to London with my wife and some family members nine twelve. And so they were wondering about how we're gonna get to England. I was just trying to wonder what's going to happen because there were no flights anywhere. Everything was grounded everything was frozen. I still think that had had those terrorist been able to get down one or two other planes. They would have brought the entire world com economy to a standstill. But in all of this. There are always those other stories. That gives you faith in humanity. Still here's one of them. I found this on on believe it or not the website is mental flaws. But it's a good story. Is in the immediate aftermath of September eleventh attacks, our Canadian neighbors sprang into action to help clear American airspace of any other potentially dangerous flights and something else that perhaps escaped our attention. Or as time went by. We forgotten about the action was known as operation yellow ribbon in those uncertain first hour after the attacks. It was hugely helpful the mission. Also, meet a tiny town in Newfoundland world-famous toss metality. Canadian authorities began to hurting flights hitting into the US to various locations around Canada helped neutralize any lingering threats. But the task was a tricky one. It wouldn't have made much sense to pull flights away from American airspace. Only to route them to Canada's major centers. So the idea landing spots for these planes had to be relatively remote. While also having a large enough airport to accommodate all the traffic as luck would have it candidate had just such an airport. In gander Newfoundland. The tiny town only bills to ten thousand residents, but what it lacked in population size it more than made up for in airport. Capacity, gander international airport had previously served as a refueling stop for transatlantic flights, and it served as a staging point for u boat hunting flights during World War. Two gander ended up receiving thirty eight flights in the wake of the September eleventh attacks second only to Halifax's forty seven diverted flights. For any sort of airport to have that number of flights even two or three diverted is huge thirty eight flights. The article goes on to.

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"gander international airport" Discussed on Grumpy Old Geeks

Grumpy Old Geeks

03:03 min | 3 years ago

"gander international airport" Discussed on Grumpy Old Geeks

"Itunes and toss us a five star and snarky review. Once again, a shoutout to all the fireside peeps the people that ran at the volunteers, the staff at the camp of the people that attended it was a great time, and I'm still cold z. I have had the opposite effect. I am hot. I got used to the cold in like now it's, you know. In southern California. So I'm just like sweating profusely even with the air conditioner on standing naked in front of it going, make me cold. No. No. So everybody was so nice to us there a large part that was Canada and they're very nice. And since we are recording today on his September eleventh, I believe these seventeen seventeen and a bursary of September. Eleventh. I wanted to read the story once again at appeared up on mental floss, and it's, you know, with all the shit in the world, it's nice to have some hope and hear about some nice people. So this is September eleventh. And the hospitable people of gander Newfoundland, which is in Canada in the immediate aftermath of the timber. Eleventh attacks our Canadian neighbors spring into action to help clear American airspace of any other potentially dangerous flights. This action was known as operations, yellow ribbon, and those uncertain first hours after the attack. It was hugely helpful. The mission also made a tiny town in Newfoundland world famous for its hospitals. Canadian authorities began diverting flights heading into the US various locations around Canada to help neutralize any lingering threats. But the task was a tricky one. It wouldn't have made much sensible flights away from American airspace only to root them to Canada's major centers. So they had to find a silly idea. Landing spots for these planes had to be relatively REM. Wrote while also having a large enough airport to accommodate all the traffic as luck would have it. Canada had just airport in gander, Newfoundland. The tiny town only boasts, ten thousand residents, but when it lacked in size it more than made up for an airport capacity. The gander international airport had previously served as a refueling stop for transatlantic flights, and it serves the staging point for you boat hunting flights during old row to the ended up getting thirty eight flights in the wake of the September eleventh attacks. Second only to Halifax's forty, seven diverted flights, landing all the planes and gander was easy figuring out to do with what to do with these six thousand seven hundred plus passengers and crew members who were stuck on the ground until flights resumed was a bit tougher. Towns of ten thousand people aren't exactly built to accommodate suddenly sixty six percent population surges. So that enough hotel or restaurant capacity to take in all the flyers, their population may have been small, but the town was also mentally hospitable, say the locals bent over backwards to accommodate their unexpected. Guests would be a gross understatement when flyer stepped off their planes. The citizens met them with homemade bagged lunches, the town convert. It at schools and large buildings into temporary shelters. And when those lodgings fills up, citizens took strangers into their own homes that ical personnel saw patients and fill prescriptions free of charge in the stern had passengers. Finally got to fly home a few days later. They couldn't believe how wonderful their Canadian hosts had been and in two thousand sixteen to the town for its role in helping thousands of temporary transients in the wake of the attacks, New Yorkers gifted gander with his piece of steel from the World Trade Center, south tower, pretty cool. That is pretty cool. Well-done, Canada. Until next time I'm Jason Filipo and I'm Brian show monster. Thanks for listening to

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"gander international airport" Discussed on 99 Percent Invisible

99 Percent Invisible

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"gander international airport" Discussed on 99 Percent Invisible

"On the furniture itself and on shipping the very serious about shipping they'll send an entire order of couches and tables and everything almost anywhere in the usa in canada for a flat rate of forty nine dollars in instock items can be expected in two weeks or less i was just in vancouver and i went to their house and it looks like my living room but so much article furniture i buy and i love brek amending article knows that ninety nine percent visible fans like their home decor contemporary and high functioning something that will age like a really nice cheese for fifty dollars off your first purchase of one hundred dollars or more go to article dot com slash nine nine and your discount will be applied to your purchase that's article dot com forward slash the numbers nine nine so a few years back the oakland international airport changed two of its runway numbers twentyseven became twenty eight and twenty nine became thirty nine nine fee is on kolstad lives in beautiful downtown oakland california and he is here to reign why it was a really important that they make that change i though you have to understand how runway numbering works airports around the world use this universal system and it's based off earth's magnetic north so basically you figure out the magnetic compass direction of the runway up to three hundred sixty degrees and then you round that off to the nearest ten and then dropped zero at the end and then you have your number okay so you end up with the numbers one to thirty six instead of ten to three sixty right that's it and each runway has a complimentary number two that goes in the other direction and that's of course a one hundred and eighty degrees different so runway number eighteen is the flip side of ron knowing number thirty six and so on so forth and if you see letters that actually means there are multiple runways running parallel to each other so l is for the left are for the right and if there's one the middle they use literacy for center so by necessity if it was eighteen l the other.

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"gander international airport" Discussed on 99% Invisible

99% Invisible

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"gander international airport" Discussed on 99% Invisible

"Save on the furniture itself and on shipping the very serious about shipping they'll send an entire order of couches and tables and everything almost anywhere in the usa in canada for a flat rate of forty nine dollars in instock items can be expected in two weeks or less i was just in vancouver and i went to their warehouse and it looks like my living room that so much article furniture i buy and i love recommending article knows that ninety nine percent visible fans like their home decor contemporary and high functioning something that will age the really nice cheese for fifty dollars off your first purchase of one hundred dollars or more go to article dot com slash nine nine in your discount will be applied to your purchase that's article dot com forward slash the numbers nine nine so a few years back the oakland international airport changed two of its runway numbers twentyseven became twenty eight and twenty nine became thirty nine nine fee is on kolstad lives in beautiful downtown oakland california and he is here to lane why it was a really important that they make that change i though you have to understand how runway numbering works airports around the world use this universal system and it's based off earth's magnetic north so basically you figure out the magnetic compass direction of the runway up to three hundred sixty degrees and then you round that off to the nearest ten and then drop the zero at the end and then you have your number okay so you end up with the numbers one to thirty six instead of ten to three sixty right that's it and each runway has a complimentary number two that goes in the other direction and that's of course one hundred eighty degrees different so runway number eighteen is the flip side of ron knowing number thirty six and so on so forth and if you see letters that actually means there are multiple runways running parallel to each other so l is for the left are for the right and if there's one the middle they use literacy for center so by necessity if it was eighteen l the other.

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"gander international airport" Discussed on 99 Percent Invisible

99 Percent Invisible

01:32 min | 3 years ago

"gander international airport" Discussed on 99 Percent Invisible

"Well it was quite remarkable actually because you would see airplanes airplay aircraft lights you know miles and miles and miles into distance all lined up to land right so it was quite a remarkable scene thirty eight planes and nearly seven thousand passengers ended up in gander they called the stranded visitors the plane people the plane people weren't there just for a few hours they were there for three days in they had nothing the passengers weren't allowed to take their luggage so they had arrived in gander with nothing but the clothes on their backs after each passenger was registered with the red cross a loose network volunteers from gander and nearby communities provided thousands of hot meals toiletries and prescriptions to the plane people bus drivers who were on strike came back to work to drive them around town it was a job gander was born to do our job hair our people came true and said we're here we're here to help you until you're ready to leave gander had five hundred hotel rooms in seven thousand new guests the population of the little town had nearly doubled overnight and so the residents stepped up and took people in and yes there was people took people into their homes heathen dole we were told not to do that because at that time they did know how widespread that this terrorist attack would they this question did they have enough food oh god you nobody runs for the food and newfoundland.

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"gander international airport" Discussed on 99% Invisible

99% Invisible

01:32 min | 3 years ago

"gander international airport" Discussed on 99% Invisible

"Well it was quite remarkable actually because you would see airplanes airplay aircraft lights you know miles and miles and miles into distance all lined up to land right so it was quite a remarkable scene thirty eight planes and nearly seven thousand passengers ended up in gander they called the stranded visitors the plane people the plane people weren't there just for a few hours they were there for three days in they had nothing the passengers weren't allowed to take their luggage so they had arrived in gander with nothing but the clothes on their backs after each passenger was registered with the red cross a loose network volunteers from gander and nearby communities provided thousands of hot meals toiletries and prescriptions to the plane people bus drivers who were on strike came back to work to drive them around town it was a job gander was born to do our job hair our people came true and said we're here we're here to help you until you're ready to leave gander had five hundred hotel rooms in seven thousand new guests the population of the little town had nearly doubled overnight and so the residents stepped up and took people in and yes there was people took people into their homes heathen dole we were told not to do that because at that time they did know how widespread that this terrorist attack would they this question did they have enough food oh god you nobody runs for the food and newfoundland.

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"gander international airport" Discussed on 99 Percent Invisible

99 Percent Invisible

01:41 min | 3 years ago

"gander international airport" Discussed on 99 Percent Invisible

"The brits had people are germans had people there you know nadya military so in russian cubans and russia's everybody mangled i in particular cubans who are famous for buying prime play sickles and shipping them back to back to cuba the airport turned gander into an amazingly diverse place and beyond that it was a portal from the town to the rest of the world there are stories about local people with the right connections hopping on last minute flights cuba in europe and new york city just by clearing it with the captain and maybe it was all those trips to new york that prepared the people of gander for september eleventh two thousand and one as matches mesh we have a breaking news story to tell you about apparently a plane has just crashed into the world trade center here in new york city at happened just a few moments ago apparently we have very little tiffy my wife said she had had the news on in the morning and she said that looks like an airplane crashed in the one of the buildings in new york on the morning of september eleventh an unprecedented decision was made to close all american airspace hundreds of flights were diverted to land at airports in canada that was only on ten minutes on the town manager called me and said you better come in we may be getting some planes india india one one one one three three gander at turn right heading three zero as the planes came in one by one the people of gander gathered outside the airport to watch.

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"gander international airport" Discussed on 99% Invisible

99% Invisible

01:41 min | 3 years ago

"gander international airport" Discussed on 99% Invisible

"The brits had people are germans had people there you know nadya military so in russian cubans and russia's everybody mangled i in particular cubans who are famous for buying prime play sickles and shipping them back to back to cuba the airport turned gander into an amazingly diverse place and beyond that it was a portal from the town to the rest of the world there are stories about local people with the right connections hopping on last minute flights cuba in europe and new york city just by clearing it with the captain and maybe it was all those trips to new york that prepared the people of gander for september eleventh two thousand and one as matches mesh we have a breaking news story to tell you about apparently a plane has just crashed into the world trade center here in new york city at happened just a few moments ago apparently we have very little tiffy my wife said she had had the news on in the morning and she said that looks like an airplane crashed in the one of the buildings in new york on the morning of september eleventh an unprecedented decision was made to close all american airspace hundreds of flights were diverted to land at airports in canada that was only on ten minutes on the town manager called me and said you better come in we may be getting some planes india india one one one one three three gander at turn right heading three zero as the planes came in one by one the people of gander gathered outside the airport to watch.

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"gander international airport" Discussed on 99 Percent Invisible

99 Percent Invisible

01:38 min | 3 years ago

"gander international airport" Discussed on 99 Percent Invisible

"But as time went on the lounge wasn't just a scene of people drinking cocktails on their way to london by the late nineteen sixties most commercial jets could make it across the atlantic without needing to refuel but gander was still serving an important role in international travel especially to communist countries who couldn't fly to the us or use it's airspace gander was the major stopping point between moscow and vanna but this occasionally invited defectors seeking asylum in canada and in particular was a fair number from cuba that's gary vocal gerald bulky son and he says sometimes people would get off they're playing coming from cuba or bulgaria or some other communist country and seek asylum not that this was easy vocal remembers witnessing one incident in particular in which a woman from cuban flight attempted to escape down the lounge escalator to canadian authorities while the cuban flight crew tried to stop her they had lady hold by feet khanate had her a hold by her head or arms so she was upside down going up the escalator and she had address on her dress was back over head it nearly turned violent and was for me i mean even as a kid there was one of the most iconic things i've ever seen for residents of candor life was also about living alongside people from all over the world who worked for the airlines aeroflot the russian airliner head over one hundred fifty crew inflate planners in gander alone gander in its day was a lot more multicultural than probably some of the bigger cities in canada.

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"gander international airport" Discussed on 99% Invisible

99% Invisible

01:38 min | 3 years ago

"gander international airport" Discussed on 99% Invisible

"But as time went on the lounge wasn't just a scene of people drinking cocktails on their way to london by the late nineteen sixties most commercial jets could make it across the atlantic without needing to refuel but gander was still serving an important role in international travel especially to communist countries who couldn't fly to the us or use it's airspace gander was the major stopping point between moscow and vanna but this occasionally invited defectors seeking asylum in canada and in particular was a fair number from cuba that's gary vocal gerald bulky son and he says sometimes people would get off they're playing coming from cuba or bulgaria or some other communist country and seek asylum not that this was easy vocal remembers witnessing one incident in particular in which a woman from cuban flight attempted to escape down the lounge escalator to canadian authorities while the cuban flight crew tried to stop her they had lady hold by feet khanate had her a hold by her head or arms so she was upside down going up the escalator and she had address on her dress was back over head it nearly turned violent and was for me i mean even as a kid there was one of the most iconic things i've ever seen for residents of candor life was also about living alongside people from all over the world who worked for the airlines aeroflot the russian airliner head over one hundred fifty crew inflate planners in gander alone gander in its day was a lot more multicultural than probably some of the bigger cities in canada.

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"gander international airport" Discussed on 99 Percent Invisible

99 Percent Invisible

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"gander international airport" Discussed on 99 Percent Invisible

"The gander airport became by far the hottest place to be in gander oh yeah used to go up and hanging around up there and watch the watch the people coming in on the planes and you know who's aaron ride on the escalator was a hot spot for fun john baird grew up in gander you know everything revolved around the airport mean that was one industry town it's a lot quieter place now was then in the nineteen sixties air travel was still pretty exclusive a lot of north american tourists still traveled to europe by ship but celebrities and heads of state from all over the world we're paying big bucks to fly in many of them were stopping in gander in that beautiful mid century modern lounge a lot of famous people who came through the airport tried to go unnoticed but some really one of the cocktail from the bar and if they were in the airport bar they probably were interacting with the people of gander security was pretty loose back then to say the least climate maryland role bob hope and kings and queens of various countries king of jordan king saudi arabia mikhail gorbachev my children rainy chevy i met president bush that's the former mayor of gander claude elliott i met the queen of england i flew with prince philip on his chopper the locals also love to tell a story about frank sinatra trying to cut in line at the airport bar getting told to go to the back.

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"gander international airport" Discussed on 99% Invisible

99% Invisible

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"gander international airport" Discussed on 99% Invisible

"The gander airport became by far the hottest place to be in gander oh yeah used to go up and hanging around up there and watch the watch the people coming in on the planes and you know who's aaron ride on the escalator was a hot spot for fun john baird grew up in gander you know everything revolved around the airport mean that was one industry town it's a lot quieter place now was then in the nineteen sixties air travel was still pretty exclusive a lot of north american tourists still traveled to europe by ship but celebrities and heads of state from all over the world we're paying big bucks to fly in many of them were stopping in gander in that beautiful mid century modern lounge a lot of famous people who came through the airport tried to go unnoticed but some really one of the cocktail from the bar and if they were in the airport bar they probably were interacting with the people of gander security was pretty loose back then to say the least climate maryland role bob hope and kings and queens of various countries king of jordan king saudi arabia mikhail gorbachev my children rainy chevy i met president bush that's the former mayor of gander claude elliott i met the queen of england i flew with prince philip on his chopper the locals also love to tell a story about frank sinatra trying to cut in line at the airport bar getting told to go to the back.

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"gander international airport" Discussed on 99 Percent Invisible

99 Percent Invisible

02:34 min | 3 years ago

"gander international airport" Discussed on 99 Percent Invisible

"Nineteen fifties the vinyl chairs and couches are arranged in you shape seating areas they were designed by famous midcentury designers like charles and ray eames and robin bush the gander international loans has been called the single most important modernist room in canada even the bathrooms other own amazing time capsule the women's restroom especially jerry out a warning so that we can go in mayo vary this is this is not a gross airport bathroom it's beautiful midcentury luxury there's a row of swivel chairs in front of a counter and a wallsized mirror it has to showers because yes people use two shower at the airport to showers this room as well into means but now you can say you were into washroom queen hybrid her nose in june nineteen nineteen fiftynine when this international lounge of the gander airport opened in nineteen fiftynine the queen of england herself came for the opening and yeah the townspeople pop knob with her too a lot has happened in this airport and the story of how came to be and what it's become is really also a story about the history of air travel shortest way clear let me show you you've got to look at it on the globe if you trace a direct course from new york to paris you'll see that it takes you right over new remember lindbergh went this way and heating in the nineteen twenties before gander existed newfoundland's grassy fields where the jumping off points for transatlantic daredevil pilots amelia earhart alcock and brown lindbergh all of them because it was so far east it made sense to start there if you will worried about getting across the atlantic with enough you'll eventually the british government which controlled newfoundland at the time started to take note maybe there was something to this whole air travel thing in nineteen thirty six british chose what was then basically a patch of woods on the eastern side of newfoundland as the site for over a million square yards of runways but the spring of nineteen thirty eight the gander airport was fully operational but the massive runways were mostly unused there just weren't enough planes in operation that could actually survive the crossing of the atlantic ocean it was a very very risky journey and the two decades before the war only one hundred planes had crossed the atlantic fifty others had tried and failed.

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"gander international airport" Discussed on 99% Invisible

99% Invisible

02:34 min | 3 years ago

"gander international airport" Discussed on 99% Invisible

"Nineteen fifties the vinyl chairs and couches are arranged in you shape seating areas they were designed by famous midcentury designers like charles and ray eames and robin bush the gander international loans has been called the single most important modernist room in canada even the bathrooms other own amazing time capsule the women's restroom especially jerry out a warning so that we can go in mayo vary this is this is not a gross airport bathroom it's beautiful midcentury luxury there's a row of swivel chairs in front of a counter and a wallsized mirror it has to showers because yes people use two shower at the airport to showers this room as well into means but now you can say you were into washroom queen hybrid her nose in june nineteen nineteen fiftynine when this international lounge of the gander airport opened in nineteen fiftynine the queen of england herself came for the opening and yeah the townspeople pop knob with her too a lot has happened in this airport and the story of how came to be and what it's become is really also a story about the history of air travel shortest way clear let me show you you've got to look at it on the globe if you trace a direct course from new york to paris you'll see that it takes you right over new remember lindbergh went this way and heating in the nineteen twenties before gander existed newfoundland's grassy fields where the jumping off points for transatlantic daredevil pilots amelia earhart alcock and brown lindbergh all of them because it was so far east it made sense to start there if you will worried about getting across the atlantic with enough you'll eventually the british government which controlled newfoundland at the time started to take note maybe there was something to this whole air travel thing in nineteen thirty six british chose what was then basically a patch of woods on the eastern side of newfoundland as the site for over a million square yards of runways but the spring of nineteen thirty eight the gander airport was fully operational but the massive runways were mostly unused there just weren't enough planes in operation that could actually survive the crossing of the atlantic ocean it was a very very risky journey and the two decades before the war only one hundred planes had crossed the atlantic fifty others had tried and failed.

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"gander international airport" Discussed on 99 Percent Invisible

99 Percent Invisible

01:58 min | 3 years ago

"gander international airport" Discussed on 99 Percent Invisible

"Before we get started a quick reminder heading out on our very first east coast radio topi live tour coming up may seventh through the thirteenth this is very soon so act fast radio topi live brings some of your favorite radio tokyo shows including us and criminal delusion the bugle radio diaries the kitchen sisters and benjamin walkers theory of everything out of your headphones and onto the stage join us atlanta durham washington dc brooklyn manhattan and boston for very radio token evening stories music and communal bonding over the greatness of podcasting i'm hosting the show and i'm working on a brand new live nine p i toyed with kurt right now and it's so good sean is going to be there to score with live music and you're gonna love it tickets are on sale now and most venues are close to selling out so had you ready toby dot fm slash live for more details and to get your tickets today this is ninety nine percent invisible i'm roman mars of the east coast of mainland canada is the island of newfoundland the island is as far east as you can go and still be in canada so far east in fact that it has toned timezone a half an hour later than anywhere else in north america if you see a photograph of the island is probably the one that went viral last year of a small village on the eastern coast in the foreground are rolling hills and a couple of houses in the background a gigantic iceberg floats by on the choppy blue see yeah i s burg's flow by casually but that one was actually scary big and nice pronunciation of newfoundland by the way a lot of people say newfoundland and it's a bit of a sore spot with us locals that is newfoundland native luke quinton and i want to take us to a different part of the island to a little town on the northeastern side called gander no looking back all twenty years.

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"gander international airport" Discussed on 99% Invisible

99% Invisible

01:58 min | 3 years ago

"gander international airport" Discussed on 99% Invisible

"Before we get started a quick reminder heading out on our very first east coast radio topi live tour coming up may seventh through the thirteenth this is very soon so act fast radio topi live brings some of your favorite radio tokyo shows including us and criminal delusion the bugle radio diaries the kitchen sisters and benjamin walkers theory of everything out of your headphones and onto the stage join us atlanta durham washington dc brooklyn manhattan and boston for very radio token evening stories music and communal bonding over the greatness of podcasting i'm hosting the show and i'm working on a brand new live nine p i toyed with kurt right now and it's so good sean is going to be there to score with live music and you're gonna love it tickets are on sale now and most venues are close to selling out so had you ready toby dot fm slash live for more details and to get your tickets today this is ninety nine percent invisible i'm roman mars of the east coast of mainland canada is the island of newfoundland the island is as far east as you can go and still be in canada so far east in fact that it has toned timezone a half an hour later than anywhere else in north america if you see a photograph of the island is probably the one that went viral last year of a small village on the eastern coast in the foreground are rolling hills and a couple of houses in the background a gigantic iceberg floats by on the choppy blue see yeah i s burg's flow by casually but that one was actually scary big and nice pronunciation of newfoundland by the way a lot of people say newfoundland and it's a bit of a sore spot with us locals that is newfoundland native luke quinton and i want to take us to a different part of the island to a little town on the northeastern side called gander no looking back all twenty years.

manhattan boston kurt sean canada north america burg newfoundland gander tokyo atlanta brooklyn ninety nine percent twenty years