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MUSEUM QUALITY 1945 Grumman G44A Widgeon



$375,000 USD

Year: 1945

Make: Grumman Aircraft, Bethpage, Long Island, New York, USA.

Model:  Originally built as a G44 with 200 hp Ranger In-Line Six engines, Upgraded to G44A by McKinnon Engineering (Larger engines, Jasco 50 amp Alternators, Metalized wings, larger fuel tanks among other mods.)

Serial #: 1414

Build Spec: Civilian Production. This aircraft was never a warbird.  It was intended for the expected economic business boom of the post-war period. As a Civilian Spec aircraft this Widgeon has one entry/exit door at the left rear only, no right side Sea Rescue Door or Emergency Escape Hatch.  It has no overhead Escape Hatches.

Seating:  Six seats are installed but it legally has only fours seatbelts (Pilot plus 3 Pax) due to absence of a right-side Escape Hatch

Maintenance Standard: CAR 625, Appendix B and C

Airframe:  5182 TTSN

Engine Type:  Lycoming GO-430’s at 230 hp each.

Engine Times: 404 SMOH by Aero Atelier (Lycoming GO Series engine overhaul specialists.)

Propeller Type: Hartzell Three Blade, Fully Feathering with Emergency Unfeathering System

Propeller Time: 101 SMOH

Annual Inspection Date: June 2021

Fuel Quantity:  77 USG per side, 154 USG Total

Flight Rules:  Day/Night VFR and IFR

Storage: ALWAYS hangared, in a heated hangar.

Battery: New December 2020, 12 Volt, Concorde RG35ACX,


Garmin GMA 340 Audio Panel

Garmin 530W GPS / Comm / Nav

King KX-155  Nav / Comm

King KI-250 VOR / LOC / GS Indicator Head

King DME

Garmin GTX 327 Transponder, Mode A/C

DAVTRON Digital Chronometer

Century III Autopilot

Sandel HSI Slaved to Garmin 530W

406 ELT

Features and Options

Bubble Cabin Windows

Long Range Fuel (154 USG)

Dual Throw-Over Control yokes


Two-Tone Vinyl with Grumman Logo embroidered into each seat back  (9.5 / 10)

Grey Coin Dot Vinyl Flooring (9 /10)


Original Grumman 75 pound stainless steel sea anchor in the Bow Compartment for ballast.

Original Grumman Canvas Bosun’s Bag in the Bow Compartment complete with Air Horn

ALL NEW highest quality 1/2″ marine braid rope kit, 300 feet, hanked

ALL NEW 4 X 6″ blue fenders with tether ropes.

ALL NEW  2 X high quality wooden paddles, one forward, one aft.

Wheel Chocks

ALL NEW Brass Hex Head Drain Plugs (not steel square drive)

McKinnon Long Range Fuel Dipstick

NEW GATS Fuel Sample Jar

Removable centre convenience console for drinks, snacks and pilot gear.

Cowl Plugs

Pitot Cover

Canopy Cover

Rudder Parking Block

Spare O Ring and Gland Seal assortment

Custom Made Heavy Duty Wheeled Tow Bar. Fabricated to accommodate dismantling.  Can be transported while secured in the aircraft if need be.

Note: Janitrol Heater was removed many years ago and is not present with the aircraft.

Logbooks and Documents

Complete Canadian Logbooks

Full Grumman Widgeon Maintenance Manual Set

Full Grumman Aircraft Drawings Set

Full McKinnon Engineering Modification Installation, Modification Instructions and Drawing Set

Original Lycoming Engine Operating Manuals

Original Pilot Operating Handbook / Aircraft Flight Manual


There is no finer or more original Grumman Widgeon in the world today.  It is, and has continuously been, maintained by experts to Museum Quality. It has been maintained on the “Open Chequebook Policy”…whatever it has needed, it has gotten without fail.

This aircraft has been Canadian owned and maintained to DOT / CAR’s standard for decades by people who took the time to learn and know about these Classic aircraft.  The Logbooks are detailed and documentation is excellent.

C-FNOX had a recent major corrosion inspection in 2020 and nothing of any significance was found.  It is impossible to say that C-FNOX has never seen salt water in its more than 75 years, but it does not show any adverse effects and has lived in fresh water country for its Canadian life and before that in New York State.

We have run Flyable Inhibiting Oil for some time and start and run the engines on a regular basis in winter.  She is flown regularly during Spring, Summer and Fall.  She is a real powerhouse and a delight to fly.  Water run is about 14 seconds at training weight.

She starts well and reliably, which is critical for water operations.

Pilot Training Available for Purchaser

Pilot Training to Grumman Flying Boat Training Program (GFBTP) Standards is available from our headquarters in the heart of the Muskoka Lake Country.  Hundreds of fresh water lakes are within a thirty minute flight in any direction.

Multi-Engine Seaplane Rating (MES) may be trained-for and earned on this aircraft. Even the Group 1 Multi-Engine Sea IFR Rating may be obtained in C-FNOX.

Customized Remote Wilderness Adventure Flying / Training Programs may be arranged in order to see the wilderness of Canada while enjoying your new Widgeon!

Maintenance Training Available for Purchaser / Crew

Lake Central is a Transport Canada AMO that has been maintaining, repairing, overhauling and flying seaplanes continuously since 1964. Specifically, we are flying boat specialists, being the oldest and largest Lake Aircraft dealer in the world.  Lake Central has rebuilt and overhauled Grumman Widgeon Oshkosh Award Winners.

Professional On-Site Maintenance Training is available for the Purchaser and their Crew if desired or required

Our well-stocked Parts Department is on-site.  Our Parts Manager has been servicing the flying boat sector for decades.

Our Transport Canada Certified Aviation Machine Shop is on-site.

Our Transport Canada Certified Aviation Composites Shop is on-site

Professional Flight Test is available on-site.

This is a serious Grumman twin-engine seaplane for the serious owner who desires to steward her forward in the years ahead.

Viewing available to Qualified Applicants by appointment only.


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