Catalina G-PBYA Has A Busy Summer Schedule

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Catalina G-PBYA Has A Busy Summer Schedule

Written by David Legg — The well-known and much traveled Catalina G-PBYA is having a busy summer of airshow appearances throughout Europe but managed to find time to fly a shareholder charter to Lelystad in Holland from its home base at Duxford, Cambridgeshire in the UK last week.

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Hans Wiesman meets up with Catalina Society Editor David Legg

Piloted by Captain Matt Dearman and Co-pilot Steve Porter, Miss Pick Up’s arrival was much anticipated by a throng of Dutch enthusiasts keen to see another Catalina at Lelystad after the departure to the USA of ’their’ PBY-5A PH-PBY a few months ago.  G-PBYA was built as a Canso A for the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1943 and has its own ‘fan club- see   https://www.catalina.org.uk/the-catalina-society-membership/ for more details of how to support us.

David Legg is the editor of The Catalina News.