If any of you are curious to know how BAC 1-11 planes were delivered from England to any airline in America, here is fantastic example of how this plane was delivered to Braniff airline as seen below that any of you can recreate historic delivery flights using your flight sim platform.
Delivery Details:Ship N1543's Flight Log from Hurn, England, to Dallas Love Field for March 10 through March 13, is shown below:
Thursday, March 11, 1965
Depart BAC Hurn, England, Plant 410AM CST from BAC 1-11 factory Arrive Prestwick, Scotland 520AM CST Depart Prestwick, Scotland 628AM CST Arrive Keflavik, Iceland 854AM CST Depart Keflavik, Iceland 1010AM CST Arrive Sondrestrom, Fjord, Greenland 1240PM CST The flight encountered a snowstorm upon arrival at Sondrestrom but the aircraft performed perfectly. Remain overnight at Sondrestrom
A Braniff example. Interesting they used Goose Bay (which was more typical for military aircraft) rather than Gander.
I think in this case it's more a distance thing. From Sondre to Goose is 823nm. Sondre to Gander is 1094nm. Also, I think it's a misnomer about Goose and Gander. Goose is simply used for any flight coming from Iceland and/or Greenland because it's closer. Most scheduled passenger flights were usually coming from Ireland or the UK and thus Gander was closer, so that created the impression that Goose was more military operations since most of the MATS flights were coming from stops in Iceland and/or Greenland before coming through Canada.