Photos: © 2015 by John Dibbs

Our Objectives

  • To keep a Catalina flying boat airworthy at Duxford for the foreseeable future.
  • To help “the golden era of aviation” remain alive today.

Our Reasons

  • To remind everyone of the service given by the Catalina and her crews in former years.
  • To inspire the younger generations with the wonders of aviation in general and the remarkable achievements of the Catalina in particular.

Our Methods

  • To display the Catalina on the ground and in flight, to a wide audience.
  • To allow individuals to fly in the Catalina, whenever possible.

Latest News

Recent World Catalina News Articles


World Catalina News – November 2015

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Yet again we have a surprising amount of news about surviving Catalinas around the globe. What was to be our opening ‘good news’ story rapidly turned into the complete opposite as widely reported in the…

Canso A C-FPQL/’9754’ Mary K hangared at Hamilton, Ontario as seen by Peter Marson recently

World Catalina News – July 2015

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There is a real mixture of news for this edition so without further ado, here it is! The most significant news in Europe is the departure from England of PBY-5A N423RS.  Only flown three times…


World Catalina News – December 2014

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In the many years that I have been writing this column the number of airworthy Catalina survivors has decreased somewhat.  Back in the mid-80s there were still quite a few Catalinas engaged in water bombing…

Join the Catalina Society

The Catalina Society is the supporters club for the PBY5A Catalina. Our aim is to keep this beautiful old flying boat airworthy for many years to come. By forming the society, we have brought together people who share our aim. But more importantly, you will be joining a dedicated group of enthusiasts who can proudly associate themselves with their aircraft.

The Catalina Society Memberships

Latest Press & Video

Recent Catalina Press & Video Articles


Operation World First Greenland with Worksop College 2015

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Joel Spencer was one of the students we flew to Greenland in our Catalina. Here is their story. The Challenge Operation World First was a four-week long expedition to East Greenland that took place in in July…


Sad end to N85U

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The sad story of the breakup of N85U during attempted salvage in Florida whilst being used during filming for an upcoming WWII movie. FOX10 News | WALA

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3D Panoramic Cockpit View of G-PBYA

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This new 3D interactive panoramic tour allows you to view the cockpit of our Catalina. You can click and zoom and there is a full screen mode (the symbol in the bottom right of the…

The latest World Catalina News

Keep up to date with all the latest news from around the globe in our bi-annual edition of: World Catalina News authored by our very own Cat Pack Member and renowned PBY Catalina Author, David Legg.

The Catalina News is published twice a year and contains many fascinating articles and latest news concerning Catalina operations worldwide and flying boats in general.

Latest World Catalina News

Join The Society

Thinking of joining and supporting us? There are many advantages and benefits of joining The Catalina Society. Learn more about all the benefits in our Memberships page.

News & Press

Keep up to date with the latest Catalina going’s on around the World in our News and Press sections, as well as our thriving Facebook Community.

Catalina Gift Shop

We have a great selection of models, kits, key rings, photographs, postcards, tea towels and much more in our online store. Grab someone a gift and help support us!

See G-PBYA Flying

The best way to experience a PBY Catalina is to see one in action in the air! Check out our Events Calendar page to see our Airshow Schedule.