Startup Sound Consolidated PBY-5a Catalina

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The Startup Sound Of The Consolidated PBY-5a Catalina

Startup Sound

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Can’t get through a Friday without the smell of aviation fuel or the startup sound of a rumbling radial engine. Since we lack the petty cash to park a Waterbird with a radial engine attached to it in the living room or driveway, the source of this sound must be generated through different means. Thanks for Youtube! Some people are much better qualified to write about this amazing aircraft. We think that’s the Catalina Society in England who will bring their Catalina to the Biscarrosse Seaplane Fly In from May 19th – 22nd, 2016. Enjoy the video and turn that volume up!

Startup Sound

Catalina Society Logo Link

Visit for more details and the most detailed historical resource on this amazing aircraft. The Catalina Society is the supporters club for the PBY5A Catalina. The goal is to keep this beautiful old flying boat airworthy for many years to come. By forming the society, they have brought together people who share the passion for the Catalina PBY. Memberships range from £15 (~$22) per year to £300 (~$430) for the International Lifetime Membership.

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