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Maintaining the Catalina for future generations to enjoy is an expensive operation. We greatly appreciate any financial help that you're able to provide.

PBY Over Whanganui

PBY attended the  Whanganui Vintage Weekend January 18 and made the front page of the Whanganui Chronicle. Aviation Photographer Jon Davison and Jude Brazendale were there and excited to take to the air to photograph PBY over Whanganui

Jon has been shooting air-to-air material for Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland for over 10 years, mainly for their prestigious calendar and print and web prescences.


Jon Davison
Photography & Publishing
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Alamy portfolio:

CATALINA ACTIVITIES - when there is no flying


Catalina Paper Models has many models. They are mostly in “Box” files which are *.rar but you can download then open them using “The Unarchiver” for Mac or Winzip or &-Zip on a PC. If you still have problems email me and I will send you a copy of the page. One of the easiest is the Catalina Calypso v3 model.  The best scale is 1:100 and can be printed on A3 but there are several sizes.
Another is the Canso version.

3D Printer models
For those of you who have access to a 3D printer you can make a flying model.
Here is a link to a video of the original maiden flight – I do not had 3D printer access unfortunately.



2018 ZK-PBY gaining it's squadron identity back prior to leaving Ardmore for its winter hibernation at Ohakea 2019.

ZK-PBY wintering at Ohakea Airbase alongside Air Chathams historical DC3 ZK-AWP, 2019.


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