British Guiana Airways Grumman Goose c1955

Aviation 101    

    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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CB-24                       "Moxos"                                



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     - crashed; no other information has been found                                                                                




A similar Grumman Goose G-21A operated by British Guiana Airways -  c. 1955