Grumman Goose G-21A
The Grumman Goose was designed as an amphibious eight-seat commuter aircraft for businessmen in the Long Island area of New York. The first flight took place in 1937.
As well as being marketed to small air carriers, the G-21 was also promoted as a military transport. During World War II the Goose was used by each branch of the US military as well as other Allied forces.
After the war the amphibian was used by the US Coast Guard and by small commercial operations from Alaska and Canada in the north, to the Caribbean in the south.
A total of 345 aircraft were built and about 30 of those are still air-worthy today.
U.S. Coast Guard JRF-2 variant of the G-21
Three-view of the "Goose"
Grumman Goose G-21
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A similar Grumman Goose G-21A
Grumman Goose G-21A c/n 1015
- Amphibious Seaplane
Built by Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp. 1938 ?
LAB CB-24 Jul 1938
- LAB was the first airline to purchase the G-21.
- named "Moxos"
Defense Supplies Corp. NC30082 1943
- Washington DC - later became part of the Reconstruction Finance Corp.
Rubber Development Corp. " 23 Feb 1943
- Washington DC
- based in Brazil for the Amazon Rubber Program
Major Arthur J. Williams / British Guiana Airways " 31 May 1946
British Guiana Airways Corp. VP-GAD 1950
? 8R-GAD 1964
- possibly Trans Guyana Airways
Accident " 11 Aug 1966
http://google.com/+Markspersonalfiles - crashed; no other information has been found
A similar Grumman Goose G-21A operated by British Guiana Airways - c. 1955