15 May, 2009

Catalina Flying Boat


The goal of relocating a WWII Catalina at Rathmines is a lot closer. A plane has been bought in Portugal and flown to Australia. It is now at Bankstown airport, where it will be restored to military condition.

The Catalina VH will be on display in conjunction with the Australian Air League and Aircraft Model Show in the Bankstown Airport passenger terminal over the weekend of the 9th & 10th May 2009

In exchange for a (tax deductible) donation of $20, visitors will be invited to climb aboard and sit in the pilot's seat. The Catalina Flying Memorial Ltd will also be selling copies of the excellent books by Bob Cleworth, "Cats at War" and "The Fabulous Catalina", as well as DVDs.

All donations received will help fund the work required to obtain an Australian Certificate of Airworthiness for VH-CAT. The achievement of this key milestone will mark a significant contribution to the return of the Catalina to Australian skies and seas.

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