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Press & Video Archive
By Mike Pinder
Published: 16 October, 2007
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This documentary marks the first flying season from 2005/2006 for the Catalina G-PBYA in it's new colour scheme and follows on from the resurrection for the Catalina on the first DVD 'Tales of a Cat'.



Including footage and commentary on:
  • The Walney Island Airshow
  • The Shoreham Airshow
  • The Buckingham Palace Flypast
  • The Catalina Society Dinner & Presentation

Click here to buy the full length DVD in our Gift Shop.

Produced by: Chris Noon 2007

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By Mike Pinder
Published: 3 October, 2007
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Watch this remarkable footage as you have exclusive first hand experience watching our Catalina prepare and complete an Airshow Sequence.

Flown by: Rod Brooking & Chris Noon
Engineer: Gary Short
Crew Chief: Mike Ebbs


Produced by: Chris Noon © 2007

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By Mike Pinder
Published: 22 April, 2007
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Watch this exclusive video footage of our Catalina performing one of four water landings on Lake Geneva during the run up to the Geneva Classics Exhibition in October 2006. It was the first time a flying boat had landed on the lake since 1948!

Running time: 15:51 mins

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Exclusive footage & Copyright © 2006 by Derek Head.
Music from 'The 'Motorcycle Diaries' by Gustavo Santolalla'.


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By Mike Pinder
Published: 15 October, 2006
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News & Press from the Geneva Classics exhibition at Palexpo.


Click here to view '20 Minutes' PDF article.


Click here to view 'Tribune de Geneve' PDF article.


Click here to view 'Le Matin' PDF article.

Articles courtesy of Derek Head.


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By Catalina Ops
Published: 25 April, 2006
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First Air-to-Air
WHITE CAT

Click here to download the article (2.3 MB)

November 2005
Photo: Damien Burke
Captain Rod Brooking


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By Mike Pinder
Published: 25 April, 2006
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Video footage of our Catalina at Yv'Air Show, Switzerland, July 3 2005.

Click here to view

Video by: Andre Bernet
Image copyright flightlevel350.com

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By Bob Grimstead
Published: 23 April, 2006
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Flying two Big Cats
Behind the yoke in New Zealand
and PPL group at Duxford

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By Tim Skeet
Published: 23 April, 2006
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Top Cat
Keeping a WW2 amphibian in the air

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By Paul Warren Wilson
Published: 21 April, 2006
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Paul Warren Wilson

"Safety boat from Catalina, downwind to land"

They obviously hear us, they are very excited, they have come out here specially from Quito, but will they be much use if we get into difficulties?

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By Paul Warren Wilson
Published: 19 April, 2006
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"The Catalina In Her Element"

Marina di Venezia, Rimini, Riccione, Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi..... the place names sound like an extract from an up-market Italian holiday brochure. But the next two months promise to be no holiday. During July and August, we have no less than fifty landings to make, just off the beach at all the major Italian tourist resorts. The plan is to use the Catalina as a promotional vehicle for Peroni, arriving each morning as if by magic, showing off the ever-impressive lines of the aircraft (and the corporate logo) before touching down a few hundred yards off the beach, taxiing up to a mooring buoy and having our young Italian hostesses hand out free samples of Peroni's Nastro Azzurro beer from the rear fuselage blisters!

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