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Grumman Goose At BK?

Old 4th Nov 2012, 08:58
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Grumman Goose At BK?

Hi All

I saw what I think is a Grumman Goose at Bankstown today, parked near the Air Ag hanger. Pretty airplane.

Am I right about the identification and does anyone know anything about it (who owns it, why it's at BK, etc, etc)?

I couldn't spot a rego anywhere.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 4th Nov 2012, 09:20
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Could well be wrong, but believe its owned by Geoff Hunt from DRW? And believe it was going through a rebuild of sorts...

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Old 4th Nov 2012, 09:48
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Hey B747Heavy.., How's it hangin

It can't be the Hunt one, his 'tross is still in a hangar with an arm missing, will crack a bottle of bubbles if that ever fly's again ! , unless he's got a Goose !

If this one is a Goose.,., dunno

But recently a radial Mallard has migrated in and bumming around based out of Qld

Smoothie ....
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Old 4th Nov 2012, 10:27
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747 is correct. GH purchased the Goose. At that stage it hadn't turned a blade in years. I believe it is getting close to be ready to fly home to Darwin
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Thanks gents.

If only I had some lazy $$$$$ lying around.
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Old 5th Nov 2012, 12:38
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N121GL was the old rego, photo in Australian Aviation I think it was.
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Old 12th Nov 2012, 22:50
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It is absolutely beautiful too. GH, whoever that is, is a very lucky man
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WoW!

A Goose flying downunder.

Any idea what he plans to do with her?
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Old 14th Nov 2012, 07:07
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He could try flying it, or landing on Lake Argyle maybe?
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Old 15th Nov 2012, 01:48
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Yes definitely a gorgeous airplane. Had a closer look inside over the weekend and I could easily see myself island hopping around the south pacific in that thing. Lucky man.
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Old 15th Nov 2012, 21:33
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Nice.

Any other Gooses flying in OZ?
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Old 16th Nov 2012, 03:30
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Shouldn't that be "geese"?
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Old 16th Nov 2012, 03:47
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Any other Gooses flying in OZ
Lots!
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Anyone care to post any pictures of it on here?
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Old 17th Nov 2012, 23:19
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Shouldn't that be "geese"?
Nope. Gooses is correct.

Refer :

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Grumman Goose [Archive] - Airline Pilot Central Forums

The Grumman Goose is a classic aircraft, but what's will take the aging plane's place? | Alaska Dispatch

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If it's still there over the weekend Havick and I get a chance I will snap a few pics and post them here.
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Anyone care to post any pictures of it on here?


If only I had some lazy $$$$$ lying around.
You would need far more than "some lazy $$$$$" to keep that 68 year old amphibian in the air! Like lots, and lots, and lots, until you have no more tears to shed!

Nice to look at, not at all nice to own..........
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Nice to look at, not at all nice to own..........
Due corrosion? I have some understanding of the painful nature of maintaining old aircraft with shallow pockets, but are these worse than others for this reason?

They are very nice to look at. In my dreams I'd be cruising the Pacific in a PT-6 powered Goose... in my dreams .
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There is a N registered Grumman Albatros at YPJT now that is a real sea plane definitely not a lake plane.
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There's a Catalina in YWOL, and it's got guns; now that's a seaplane!
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