in 1948, as Newfoundland Airways, the airline
operated float-equipped aircraft from their base in
Gander, Newfoundland. Primarily engaged in charter
work, they also flew mail and freight to Northern
Newfoundland and Labrador. From its humble
beginning the airline has shifted its base of
operations to Goose Bay, Labrador and expanded to
include a modern well-equipped fleet, the largest
accredited aircraft maintenance facility in
Labrador, and a team of dedicated and experienced
staff. This program gives you a good overview of winter
operations in the area and great scenery as you fly
to a large variety of destinations service by Air
Labrador and its fleet of Beech 1900s and Twin
I own the Air Labrador DVD and was very impressed because it clearly shows the vast yet beautiful expanse and some of the remote parts of Canada. I truly enjoyed our landing in a bad storm and the pilots did a fantastic job which isn't always so easy, especially in a smaller aircraft. I enjoyed the introduction of the company at the beginning of the DVD and the history of the airline that was provided. I would love to see a Dash 8 DVD for this airline for the spokesperson in the DVD said they would be getting them. All in all a great DVD and a great sample experience for someone like myself who might just do some flying up there one day to build time.
Jeff Schapira, CANADA
agan for a wonderful DVD. Air Labrador's Beech 1900 &
Twin Otters operating in a such harsh weather are awesome.
Multiple take-offs and landings on those short hops ensure
plenty of action. It is amazing that some landings are on
pure ice!!! How do they keep control? Amazing frozen scenery
in the dead of the winter. Summers must be spectacular.
Maintenace briefing is very interesting, almost tottaly
rebuliding aircraft. Transportation of sled-dog team adds a
diferent touch. It is nice to see those flights at low
attidude. Thanks for great treat.
I'd like to once again compliment you all on a terrific job
with the Cockpit DVD's. I have quite a few of them and
thoroughly enjoy each one, often for different reasons.
Lately the ones that I have been particularly pleased with
are the Air Labrador and Canadian North DVD's. Being
Canadian, a former Bush Pilot, and now flying mainly through
Flight Simulator 2004 (MS), these videos not only bring back
good memories, but give me a better sense of realism in the
virtual cockpit. Thank you very much for your terrific
series, and continued good luck.
have to say that I love the Air Labrador DVD. I especially
like the Beech 1900 (a cute little turboprop if I must say)
and it was great to see so much cockpit action. The
landing of the first flight to Deer Lake looked like it was
extremely rough with the winds and blowing snow and the
pilot did an excellent job of handling the aircraft. It
would have been fun to be in the cabin but it was almost as
if I was there anyway. The twin otter flights are awesome
too. My favorite was the 5 minute (yep, a 5 minute flight)
trip from Fox Harbor to Mary's Harbor. The shortest flight
I've ever been on was 20 or so minutes in the air so it was
funny to see that there are actually 5, 9, and 14 minute
flights on the Air Labrador route map (and I thought nothing
would beat the 11 minute flight from Eros to Windhoek on the
Air Namibia B1900 video). For anyone that is having hot
flashes - all you have to do is watch this program -
tons of snow and ice to cool anyone down!
Brrrrrrr............... Anyway, this program
is recommended watching! Thanks again Just Planes!!
received the Air Labrador DVD, I love it. It is interesting
to see the hinterlands of New Foundland. This DVD had stired
my interest to one day visit these Far Northern parts of
Canada. Perfect getaways. Keep up the great work.