ZK-AVM   Grumman G-44A Widgeon                     (c/n  1466)


                                                This was the former VH-AZO which had seen service in New Guinea with the Australasian
                                                Petroleum Company.  It was acquired by Amphibian Airways in 1950 for use as a sports
                                                fisherman's excursion aircraft.   Note 'period' Standard Vanguard in this 1950's shot.  ZK-AVM
                                                has led an interesting career and was repatriated back to Australia in 1987, becoming VH-WET.
                                                It returned to New Guinea in 1994 (actually West Irian) and was on that country's register as
                                                PT-WET.  Returning to New Zealand, ZK-AVM is now currently owned by Owen Harnish and
                                                operated by Salt Air Ltd at Paihia.