Aviation Room

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The Aviation Room showcases Harbour Grace’s history of transatlantic flights. Twenty planes utilized the Harbour Grace airstrip (built in 1927) for this pursuit, some successfully, some unsuccessfully. The room contains replicas of each individual plane; historical pictures; a replica of Amelia Earhart’s leather aviator suit; a model of the Handley Page Atlantic (1919), the first plane to come to Harbour Grace on a transatlantic adventure; the bronze flair gun Ed Oke gifted Errol Boyd and Harry Connor, the first two Canadians to fly across the Atlantic Ocean; and the Harbour Grace Airport Trust Company’s logbook, featuring Amelia Earhart’s original signature and flight specifications, and a lengthy discussion of Boyd and Connor’s time in Harbour Grace. This room is often considered the prize showcase of the Museum, containing some of its most priceless artifacts. The windows offer a beautiful view of the harbour, too.