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World Catalina News – November 2021

In this latest bumper round-up of news about Catalinas around the world, we feature aircraft as far afield as Russia, Australia and New Zealand, Canada and the USA.  The article is reproduced from the latest…
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World Catalina News – May 2021

As always, there is news to report from around the world although our column is fairly short this time.  Do contact the Editor if you have any news to report.  Our Catalina Society website hosts…
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World Catalina News – June 2020

This feature is taken from the latest edition of The Catalina News, the hard-copy magazine that is mailed to all subscribed members of The Catalina Society – see the memberships tab on this website for…

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.

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

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World Catalina News – November 2021

In this latest bumper round-up of news about Catalinas around the world, we feature aircraft as far afield as Russia, Australia and New Zealand, Canada and the USA.  The article is reproduced from the latest…
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Live GPS Tracker for Miss Pick Up

We're very happy to announce that you can now keep tabs on Miss Pick Up using our live GPS tracker! Simply follow this link to see what she's up to and where: https://maps.findmespot.com/s/5D6L
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World Catalina News – May 2021

As always, there is news to report from around the world although our column is fairly short this time.  Do contact the Editor if you have any news to report.  Our Catalina Society website hosts…
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Commemorative Photobook Catalina Down Loch Ness Rescue
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Great Planes: Catalina PBY Documentary
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The War Boats: Flying Boats Series, Episode 3 (2012)
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G-PBYA Catalina Guided Tour from 2013
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PBY Catalina Patrol Aircraft (Battle Stations) Second World War Documentary
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History Up Close PBY Catalina Documentary

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.