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World Catalina News – June 2022

There is no let-up in Catalina activity worldwide so without further ado, let’s go!.... The late Wilson ‘Connie’ Edwards was well known as a somewhat swashbuckling US warbird owner, one of the pilots that came…
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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…

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.

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The Crazy WWII Catalina Flying Camper

Nice documentary on the Landseaire, the ultimate go-anywhere adventure machine, based upon the PBY Catalina. Credits: Callum.
Duxford Base Events

Special Event for Future Catalina Shareholders 2022

Would you like to spend a few hours getting to know how you can become closely involved with the operation of a famous, historical, airworthy aircraft? We have successfully operated our wonderful Catalina Miss Pick Up…
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PBY-5A ‘Miss Pick Up’ Display at RAF Cosford 2022 in 4K

Wonderful footage of PBY-5A 'Miss Pick Up' at Cosford Air Show in 2022 starting up, displaying and shutting down. Taken in 4K by UK Aviation Movies. Thanks for uploading the video.
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World Catalina News – June 2022
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An Alliance with the RNLI – Miss Pick Up Continues to Help to Save Lives…..
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Some of the financial challenges of operating our Catalina
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World Catalina News – November 2021
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Live GPS Tracker for Miss Pick Up
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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.