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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 Catalina Society2 days ago
Winter is when every Cat around the globe is feeling better 🙂 Can’t wait for spring!
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The Catalina Society4 weeks ago
Hans Wiesman's Catalina photobook is out! Lots of wonderful photos including great pictures of both of Plane Sailing's Catalinas! See news flash below ....

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Dear friend,

Over the past months, I have worked hard to get my book ready and just before Christmas, I was with my Printer Thomson-Shore to clear the final details of the ordering of my book via their affiliate Seattle Book Company in Dexter, MI, USA, from where the book will be printed and shipped worldwide.

I am happy to make you the following proposal:
My book "80 Years, a Tribute to the PBY Catalina" will be printed in January 2018. But a Pre-Print Ordering campaign will give you the opportunity to order the book right now in December 2017 until half January 2018.

That Early Bird Ordering of my book brings you two major advantages:

**You will receive at ordering a discount of 20% on the retail price of US $ 49,95, You pay only US $ 39,95 if you order now.

**Moreover, as a bonus, the book that you order now will carry inside a First Day Cover Page, which is autographed by me.

Feel free to read my final Blog that I wrote about the content of my book, with more photos to see at www.catalinaphotoalbum.com.

Order the book now with 20% discount for $ 39,95

The book has grown to double the size initially planned due to the high influx of Catalina/ Canso photos from all over the world, from private albums, museum-libraries, pro photographers and my own collection from the two Catalina Transatlantic crossings that I made on behalf of a TV Documentary series. The book reflects the saga of the PBY Catalina/ Canso over its full lifespan of 80 Years, from the Wartime to the 1950s and beyond , to end up with the photos of the Cats that survived into the New Age.

It ended up with over 400 staggering photos, many never published before and printed as full page spreads in XL size, like you have never seen in any such book on the market! The book has a landscape format of 8,5 x 11 inches in size, has 288 pages in Hardcover, this is. no doubt, a magnificent Lounge Table book you can be proud of.

For ordering, please go directly to the Seattle Book Company order page via this link http://www.seattlebookcompany.com/80-years-a-tribute-to-the-pby-catalina. There you can fill in the order form and make your payment directly for that special 20% off price and with a First Day Cover Page inserted in the book. Shipping will start from half February 2018.

Order the book now with 20% discount for $ 39,95

In case any questions remain, please contact me,

Finally, I wish you all a very Happy New Year, enjoy the reading of my book and I look forward receiving in due time your review of my book.


Hans Wiesman

Order the book now with 20% discount for $ 39,95
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The Catalina Society2 months ago
Latest World Catalina News (November 2017) Edition (plus updated Survivors List) Now Online! https://www.catalina.org.uk/2017/11/19/world-catalina-news-november-2017/
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The Catalina Society2 months ago
Ian, our devoted shareholder, brings us the good advice of the day :
"Do not hesitate to ask for help" especially if help is named PBY... 😁

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Jim Tilmon
Never hesitate to ask for help - it just might save your life! That's what happened to Jim.If you would like to learn more about my life story, contact me here m.me/jimtilmontv
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The Catalina Society2 months ago
It's confirmed!!! We are going to Sivrihisar Airshow next September...
It is located in Turkey and we can't wait for what will be another memorable trip!
😃 Who would like to go there?
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The Catalina Society3 months ago
The nicest view on Gibraltar you can get... 😎