‘Catalina PBY-5a Amphibious Flying Boat’


This DVD is a ‘Video Scrapbook’ produced by the Historical Aviation Film Unit.

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New Zealand’s only airworthy Catalina, ZK-PBY, is a Canadian Vickers built “Canso” which is owned and operated by the Catalina Group of New Zealand.  The aircraft was purchased by the group in 1994 and now wears the colour scheme of NZ4017 (XX-T) of No.6 Squadron, RNZAF.  It is one of only a few remaining airworthy Catalinas in the world.

Featuring extensive air-to-air footage, several airshow displays, external on-board ‘Pencil Cam’ footage, Dumbo Air-Sea Rescue re-enactment, footage of the aircraft on Lake Taupo, a close-up walk around the aircraft, and minimal narration/voice-over.