How a small Canadian town is integral to your transatlantic flight

For long-haul airline pilots, the name Gander is well known. For those sitting in the back of the aircraft, the small Canadian town passing by on the moving map will barely be noticed. 

From boosting the war effort in Europe between 1940 to 1945 to hosting celebrities such as Frank Sinatra and John Travolta, Gander is now responsible for the safe passage across the Atlantic of thousands of flights every week. If you’ve flown between North America and Europe, Gander has kept you safe in more ways than you can imagine.

So how did this small town become such an integral part of transatlantic trade?

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