The Goose

When I hear the word flight, I always think of a flight line-
all the years we lived on or near air force bases and the sound of the planes taking off day and night.
My father was an electrician in the Air Force 
and worked on all types of airplanes.  
These are a few of his photos from our tour in Canada. 
Winter
Goose Air Force Base
Goose Bay, Labrador, Newfoundland, Canada
about 1970
Summer




You can read more about the Goose "Here"
It is now a Royal Canadian Air Base. 
Linking to Sepia Saturday:


24 comments:

  1. I love these old photos :)
    Have a lovely day

    Eva

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  2. Interesting old photos. Looks cold.

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  3. Thanks for sharing these... all very interesting.
    Have a lovely weekend!

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  4. That flying boat looks ready to sink.

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  5. oh wow those are some cool shots...esp of the planes...have a lovely weekend!

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  6. Sounds like you had an adventurous childhood because of your dad's work. Excellent photos.

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  7. How wonderful! My first experience of sea planes was on a favorite lake of ours when I grew up, and they gave out rides to those from camp! Very cool!

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  8. Very interesting post and wonderful photos. Lovely to learn more about your dad and your earlier years. Enjoy your Sat.

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  9. Wonderful! My husband was in the Air Force during Viet Nam and I always enjoy seeing photos like these. Thanks for the nice selection!

    Kathy M.

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  10. Great Photos !+Thanks For The Link to he Goose Bay Air Base site.Quite A History! (By coincidence ,I mention flying to Cuba in my post & we refueled in NE Canada/Newfoundland en route....)

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  11. My dad was also in the Air Force and we lived on base all of the time. Sometimes I miss hearing those planes take off and land! LOL! Never thought I would think that!

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  12. You have got a very interesting contribution to flight, growing up near airbases, I wonder that you did not become a pilot! The old photos are wonderful.

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  13. So interesting! That must have been quite an experience. I hope to visit New Foundland someday!

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  14. it does somehow look like a big fat goose...or not. Neat old photos : )

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  15. Love those old planes! There are some like that in the Air Force Museum in Dayton.

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  16. Wonderful old photographs. How did they keep those airfields snow and ice free up there? Or perhaps they didn't.

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  17. Wonderful photos. I recalled that my husband had visited many years ago whilst serving in the RAF, so I asked him what his memories were. He said he’d gone there for a pre-AOC’s inspection as Goose was parented by 1 Group. He remembers it was BIG. He said a Vulcan aeroplane parked in a hangar looked lost as the hangars were so vast!

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  18. Canada, eh?!
    ;)~
    Nice collection,
    especially the hydravion.
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  19. Hmm, reminds me had a friend who was transferred to Goose Bay, never heard from him again...oh well, 35 years ago. Nice collection of AF photos.

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  20. Such interesting photos. I especially like the one of the plane in water.

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  21. I especially love the last one that looks like it has flirty eyelashes.

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  22. This is great and I will have to show my 16 year old, he will love this. History is just wonderful..the saying it is His Story is so true.

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