Dec 3, 2017 - Explore Paul Dunt's board "PBY Catalina" on Pinterest. The PBY Catalina Foundation is a registered nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation. The saga of the PBY started, as often, with a requirement. On each flight, 15 passengers and one flight attendant can be accommodated. The PBY Catalina is one of the most recognizable warbirds in the world and although not exactly common, there are still a number of them being flown worldwide. Or an amphibious airplane, depending on your preference. Although fewer and fewer of its veteran builders, flight crew, technicians and passengers are alive today, Catalina's reputation is as strong as ever. It is a tribute to the Catalina that it is still flying today in the age of supersonic jet fighters and space exploration. PBY Prints; Poetry. After further testing, the navy ordered that all PBY-5s still on the production line be converted to PBY-5A standard and placed an order for an additional 134. To acquire, restore and operate a Catalina PBY amphibian aircraft from the historic Air Force base at Rathmines NSW. by Philipp Prinzing. 162 Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force as Canso 9746, She patrolled the Canadian East coast and served on convoy duty between Iceland and Canada. Development. On May 11, 1999, PH-PBY touched down at this same station where PBY’s of the Royal Netherlands Navy were based during the 1950’s. But as if a simple flight is not enough, the organizers, Stichting Exploitatie Catalina PH-PBY, have added something extra, and perhaps unique in the world at this time. N5PY is a Consolidated PBY-5A built in November 1941 at the Consolidated Aircraft Factory in San Diego, California. The Consolidated PBY Catalina was one of the oddities of the war. First flight was April 1, 1995. The only complete PBY Catalina walk around in existence. A 1933 design, it was widely used by the US Navy, but was nearly obsolete by 1940. Surviving Canso A G-PBYA at Duxford Flying Legends 2007 Since October 2016, the hangar is shared with a Douglas DC-3, registered PH-PBA, owned by the Dutch Dakota Association. CAF Dedicates P-63 Kingcobra to Real Rosie The Riveter, National Air and Space Museum Welcomes Blue Angels’ F/A-18C Hornet, WWII’s B-17 “All American” Separating Fact and Fiction, POOR LITTLE LAMBS – The Corsairs of Baa Baa Blacksheep, Commemorative Air Force Seeking to Establish a New National Airbase, Flying Legends Finds New Home at Sywell Aerodrome, 2021 SECAS Summit and Air Show Training Camp Announced, CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow: Drive-In Only Show is a Go, IWM Duxford and The Fighter Collection Announce Relocation of Flying Legends Air Show. In 1979, the aircraft was then stationed at Perry Sound, Ontario, Canada under the new Canadian registration C-FHHR as Tanker #3 and later as Tanker #793. An RAF PBY of 209 Squadron, with American Navy Ensign Leonard B. Smith flying as co-pilot, sighted the elusive German Battleship "Bismarck" on May 26, 1941, and the Royal Navy … But the PBY-5A went on to become what is generally considered to be the ultimate variant of Consolidated’s flying boat. In May, it flew the short distance from Duxford to Cambridge where it was repainted in its current scheme representing a wartime USAAF OA-10A Catalina 44-33915 of the 8th Air Force 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron at Halesworth, Suffolk. This cut away was used as a teaching aid to train WWII PBY crewmen at NAS Pensacola. How to Build a Nuclear War Survival Kit | Urban Survival Site: DC-3 Christmas Lights Flights Are a Texas Christmas Tradition, The Anniversary Of The Legend Of The Skies, Dakota Territory Air Museum’s P-47 Update – November, 2020, The “Russian Spitfire” Completes Her Flight Testing, Legend Flyers Zero Getting Close to Airworthiness, CAF PBY Catalina Restoration Update – Challenges and a Renewed Focus. Fly in a 1941 Catalina Flying Boat, and experience landing on water as well as land. During the flight, passengers can move from the forward to the aft cabin and vice versa. The crew of U-200 fiercely defended their boat with machine-gun fire, keeping the PBY at a distance. When the PBY Catalina first flew, its fighter aircraft contemporaries were biplanes. JAM to Honor Voodoo’s Last Flight Anniversary, Arctic P-38 Lightning Mission Recovery Keeps Going. Copyright © 2017 - Warbirds News. It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27. But it was a sturdy, reliabl… Flown on a regular basis, the amphibian is a welcome visitor and display aircraft at many airshows throughout Europe. Note that this early PBY does not have the characteristic fuselage blister windows. Crew 10; Lenght 63' 10.5" Wing Span 104' Height 12' 1" Empty Weight 12,910 lbs. See more ideas about Catalina, Flying boat, Float plane. Their pilots kept fond memories of these rugged beast of burdens, yet agile and powerful. It still has its original fuselage and wing, remaining intact and airworthy. 4-digit serials in the form 9xxx, and 5-digit serials in the form 1xxxx are as issued to Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft. Please log into your account to view your dashboard, listings and more. Air-Britain. Within seconds, the U-Boat disappeared and a large oil slick was observed. The PBY Catalina Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors and assisted by an Advisory Committee. The latest World Catalina News. A few specimen have survived and are still maintained in flying order. The aircraft then transferred to VP-84 and became 84-P-9. The second success for 73-P-9 was two months later, October 5, 1942, while under the command of Chief Pilot M. Luke and crew. In ten years from now (2020), some still flying would be 100 years old. PBY Facts; Airworthy PBY’s; Canadian Roundel; Briefing Room; On The Lighter Side. Nov 16, 2016 - This was a real PBY Catalina that was cutaway to show interior crew stations. Flying cover for convoy HX-209, U-Boat U582 was spotted 400 miles south of Iceland. A 1933 design, it was widely used by the US Navy, but was nearly obsolete by 1940. The Consolidated PBY Catalina was a twin-engined American flying boat of the 1930s and 1940s, designed by Consolidated Aircraft Co. Several variants were built at five US and Canadian manufacturing plants. Hans Wiesman (author of ‘The Dakota Hunter’ book & blogs) traces his profound passion for the DC-3/Dakota and the PBY Catalina back to the age of five. Consolidated PBY-5 patrol bombers fly in formation in the Hawaiian area, circa November 1941. The Consolidated PBY Catalina flying boat was already famous before the Second World War. Starting May 9, 1995, the ferry flight commenced and after a refuel at North Weald in the U.K., C-FHHR arrived in Rotterdam. 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