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Offline Bob Horrocks

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Catalina flying boat
« on: July 09, 2012, 12:41:05 pm »
At 11am this morning a Catalina flying boat flew just south of Dellsome Lane (possibly over Potterells) going north west.  Didn't know that any of these WW11 twin-engined planes were still flying.  Does anyone have any more info?

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Re: Catalina flying boat
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2012, 02:42:42 pm »
More info on flying UK-based Cat
http://www.catalina.org.uk/

Looks like it was going to Farnborough.

Didn't go this year but have seen it on display (static and flying) at Flying Legends at Duxford - always a winner if you like warbirds.

http://www.fighter-collection.com/legends.php
 

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Re: Catalina flying boat
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2012, 04:28:29 pm »
I had forgotten that Farnborough started today.  I see from the Catalina website that one is to fly at that display.  Brings back many happy memories of previous Farnborough shows in the 1950s and 60s that I went to.

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Re: Catalina flying boat
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2012, 12:36:12 pm »
It might be worth keeping an eye on the sky this afternoon (providing it isn't raining).

The Shuttleworth Collection is having an air show today and some interesting (to enthusiasts) aircraft will be in the sky - including the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's Lancaster (one of only two airworthy examples, the other is in Canada).

http://www.shuttleworth.org/tickets/event-details.asp?ID=152
 

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