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This page covers off many of the amphibian and floatplane aircraft operating in New Zealand. The Goose and Widgeon listings are in order of service.


Grumman Goose

1. Mount Cook Airlines

2. Sea Bee Air


Grumman Widgeon:

1. Amphibian Airways

2. Tourist Air Travel

3. Mount Cook Airlines

4. Sea Bee Airways

5. Stewart Island Air Services

6. Aquatic & Vintage

7. Salt Air


Floatplanes:

1. DHC-3 Otter - Volcanic Air Safaris


Important Note about the Widgeons:

All currently available kits come with Ranger engines. These are suitable ONLY for the Amphibian Airlines and Tourist Air Travel schemes.


In the mid 1960s TAT re-engined all five surviving aircraft with the Continental engines. These are drastically different in shape with different propellers and a slightly altered wing.


NEW or Updated: 3/18 Updated: Volcanic Air Safaris Otter 2/20 Stewart Island Airways Widgeons 1/48 and 72 Nov 21: Updated again for latest scheme

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OMD0255 - Grumman G21A Goose - Mount Cook Airlines - 1/48
NZ$25.00

DIGITAL. Mount Cook Airlines purchased Goose ZK-DFC in 1972 and remained in service until the amphibian operations were sold to Sea Bee Air in 1976. 1/48

OMD0256 - Grumman G21A Goose - Mount Cook Airlines - 1/72
NZ$12.50

DIGITAL. Mount Cook Airlines purchased Goose ZK-DFC in 1972 and remained in service until the amphibian operations were sold to Sea Bee Air in 1976. 1/72

OMD0253 - Grumman Goose - Sea Bee Air - 1/48
NZ$25.00

DIGITAL. Sea Bee took over the Geese in 1976 from Mt Cook and operated them for 17 years. This sheet covers DFC and ENY, it does not cover the turbo Goose bought later by Sea Bee. 1/48

OMD0254 - Grumman Goose - Sea Bee Air - 1/72
NZ$12.50

DIGITAL. Sea Bee took over the Geese in 1976 from Mt Cook and operated them for 17 years. This sheet covers DFC and ENY, it does not cover the turbo Goose bought later by Sea Bee. 1/72

OMD0263 - Grumman Widgeon - Amphibian Airways - 1/48
NZ$15.00

DIGITAL. Amphibian Airways were the first Widgeon operator in NZ operating two aircraft from 1951 to 1961. 1/48

OMD0264 - Grumman Widgeon - Amphibian Airways - 1/72
NZ$12.50

DIGITAL. Amphibian Airways were the first Widgeon operator in NZ operating two aircraft from 1951 to 1961. 1/72

OMD0257 - Grumman Widgeon - TAT - 1/48
NZ$25.00

DIGITAL. The decal set covers the options for the thirteen years of operation by TAT from 1962-1975, and all six aircraft. You could easily build more than one from the sheet. 1/48

OMD0258 - Grumman Widgeon - TAT - 1/72
NZ$12.50

DIGITAL. The decal set covers the options for the thirteen years of operation by TAT from 1962-1975, and all six aircraft. You could easily build more than one from the sheet. 1/72

OMD0259 - Grumman Widgeon - Mt Cook - 1/48
NZ$25.00

DIGITAL. Mount Cook Airlines took over 5 Widgeons from Tourist Air Travel and operated them for 8 years. 1/48

OMD0260 - Grumman Widgeon - Mt Cook - 1/72
NZ$12.50

DIGITAL. Mount Cook Airlines took over 5 Widgeons from Tourist Air Travel and operated them for 8 years. 1/72

OMD0261 - Grumman Widgeon - Sea Bee - 1/48
NZ$25.00

DIGITAL. Sea Bee took over the 3 surviving Widgeons in 1975 and operated them for 17 years. 1/48

OMD0262 - Grumman Widgeon - Sea Bee - 1/72
NZ$12.50

DIGITAL. Sea Bee took over the 3 surviving Widgeons in 1975 and operated them for 17 years. 1/72

OMD1309 - Grumman Widgeon - Stewart Island Air Services - 1/48
NZ$15.00

DIGITAL. Stewart Island Air Services operated a single Widgeon leased from Sea Bee Airways on the Invercargill to Stewart Island service whilst the new airfield was being built. 2 Widgeons AVM and BGQ were used during the period. 1/48

OMD1310 - Grumman Widgeon - Stewart Island Air Services - 1/72
NZ$12.50

DIGITAL. Stewart Island Air Services operated a single Widgeon leased from Sea Bee Airways on the Invercargill to Stewart Island service whilst the new airfield was being built. 2 Widgeons AVM and BGQ were used during the period. 1/72

OMD0267 - Grumman Widgeon - Aquatic and Vintage - 1/48
NZ$15.00

DIGITAL. Aquatic and Vintage Airways Ltd took over the surviving Widgeon CFA in 1992. In 1994 it re-imported AVM from Australia. 1/48

OMD0268 - Grumman Widgeon - Aquatic and Vintage - 1/72
NZ$12.50

DIGITAL. Aquatic and Vintage Airways Ltd took over the surviving Widgeon CFA in 1992. In 1994 it re-imported AVM from Australia. 1/72

OMD0265 - Grumman Widgeon - Salt Air - 1/48
NZ$15.00

DIGITAL. In 1996 Aquatic and Vintage renamed itself to Salt Air Ltd. Both aircraft were last used in the mid 2000s. 1/48

OMD0266 - Grumman Widgeon - Salt Air - 1/72
NZ$12.50

DIGITAL. In 1996 Aquatic and Vintage renamed itself to Salt Air Ltd. Both aircraft were last used in the mid 2000s. 1/72

OMD0269 - DHC-3 Otter - Volcanic Air Safaris - 1/48
NZ$15.00

DIGITAL. Vuocanic Air Safaris operates sightseeing from Lake Rotorua. 1/48

OMD0270A - DHC-3 Otter - Volcanic Air Safaris - 1/72
NZ$12.50

DIGITAL. Volcanic Air Safaris operates sightseeing from Lake Rotorua. This set has been scaled to the Hobbycraft Canada 72nd scale kit. 1/72

OMD0270B - DHC-3 Otter - Volcanic Air Safaris - 1/144
NZ$10.00

DIGITAL. Volcanic Air Safaris operates sightseeing from Lake Rotorua. This set has been scaled to the Airalex Resin kit. 1/144