Aircraft Photo of ZK-AMA | Short S-30 Empire | TEAL - Tasman Empire Airways |
Registration / Serial:ZK-AMA
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-30 Empire
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-30 Empire
Aircraft Version:Short S-30 Empire
Operator / Titles:(TEAL - Tasman Empire Airways)
C/n (msn):S886
Aircraft Name:Aotearoa
City / Seaplane Base:Auckland - Mechanics Bay Seaplane (closed)Map
Country:New Zealand
Airport Codes:None
Photo Date:January 1946 to October 1947
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID: 131274
Photographer's Remark

Undated photo but postwar as the TEAL logo was not applied until then. ZK-AMA was delivered in 1939. It was towed into storage at RNZAF Hobsonville in November 1947. In August 1945 it was fast taxied, up on the step according to witnesses, to Mission Bay where it was to become an attraction. This was not to last and -AMA was scrapped in October 1950.

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