Aircraft Photo of ZK-AVM | TEAL G-44 Super Widgeon | Sea Bee Air | AirHistory.net #22682
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:ZK-AVM
Other Marks:AT373N
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman G-44 Widgeon
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman G-44 Widgeon (J4F)
Aircraft Version:TEAL G-44 Super Widgeon
Manufacturers:Grumman / TEAL
C/n (msn):1466
Operator / Titles:Sea Bee Air
Location
City / Airport:Sydney - BankstownMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YSBK   IATA: BWU   Local: -   Other: -
 
Photo Date:April 1979
Photo by:David Carter
Photo ID: 22682
Photo Comment

ZK-AVM was converted in 1962 to TEAL Super Widgeon with 260hp Continental IO-470-D engines and two-bladed variable pitch propellers. It arrived in Australia with the intention of registering it locally. But it ran into certification problems and returned to New Zealand. In 1987 it came back to Australia and was registered VH-WET. It then went on to Papua New Guinea (as P2-WET) before once again returning to New Zealand. ZK-AVM was withdrawn from use in 2000. By 2013 it was under restoration in the AvSpecs hangar at Ardmore. AT373N painted on the nose is its registration as a watercraft.

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