BG Airways - Guyana

From the Singapore and Southampton through to the Short Empire

BG Airways - Guyana

Postby fredgell » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:06 am

Can anyone properly ID these boats for me?

http://guyanathenandnow.wordpress.com/b ... s-limited/

Thanks

Fred
fredgell
 
Posts: 119
Joined: Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:04 pm

Re: BG Airways - Guyana

Postby fredgell » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:59 am

Tony

Ireland N2C - that's the bunny - even Flight was a tad vague about this aircraft!

The other was fairly obvious.

I thought it might be linked to a design variously described as Fairchild FB3 / Sportsman
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: ... rtsman.jpg

but cant find any info about that either!

Both very cute little boats though.

Cheers

Fred

ps - if you click on the first Goose picture it will take you to the Flight article - with a nice head on shot.
fredgell
 
Posts: 119
Joined: Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:04 pm

Re: BG Airways - Guyana

Postby MrWidgeon » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:50 am

Here's the basics from a book on Fairchilds ....

Image

Bill
In water flying attitude is everything
User avatar
MrWidgeon
 
Posts: 895
Joined: Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:48 am
Location: Idaho, USA

Re: BG Airways - Guyana

Postby fredgell » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:00 pm

Bill

Thanks for that - my main focus is British & Commonwealth boats - so library a bit weak in some areas.
Mind you Google, Flight and co not very forthcoming either on this one.

Cheers

Fred
fredgell
 
Posts: 119
Joined: Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:04 pm

Re: BG Airways - Guyana

Postby DavidLegg » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:07 pm

By coincidence, there is a short, two-page article on the Ireland Neptune in the most recent edition of Air Classics magazine to reach the UK. Does not mention the BG Airways ones though and is a bit vague on the number produced.
David Legg
Editor: The Catalina News, The Catalina Society
Author: Consolidated PBY Catalina - The Peacetime Record
DavidLegg
 
Posts: 239
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:26 pm

Re: BG Airways - Guyana

Postby Rajay » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:46 am

There are actually two different Gooses shown:

The first two photos are VP-GAD which was G-21A s/n 1014. It crashed near Kamarang, Guyana (date unknown.)

The third photo shows VP-GAC, which was ex-USN JRF-5 s/n B-46. While it is still "currently" registered to Aero Accessories Inc. in Gibsonville, NC (and improperly identifed by its former USN BuNo. 37793), it was actually disassembled and scrapped by Dean Franklin Enterprises way back in 1988 or so. All Aero Accessories ever had was the stripped out fuselage and they actually sold it to Sam Damico of Pittsford, NY in 2005. Sam planned to use it to rebuild N327 (Grumman G-21A s/n 1051) after it crashed and burned at Penn Yan, NY in Feb. 2005. Sam later also bought the wreck of N741 (s/n B-97) after it was severely damaged clipping a truck while landing at Unalaska, AK in April 2008, in spite of which it was probably still a better rebuild project than either N327 or N1048V.
Rajay
 
Posts: 391
Joined: Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:07 pm
Location: The Southern Part of Heaven


Return to Between the Wars - The 'Golden' Era - 1918 to 1939



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Help keep this forum ad-free - please Donate


This free, ad-free forum is hosted by ForumLaunch
cron