Society is the supporters club for the PBY5A Catalina. Our aim is to keep
this beautiful old flying boat airworthy for many years to come. By forming
the society, we have brought together people who share our aim. But more
importantly, you will be joining a dedicated group of enthusiasts who can
proudly associate themselves with their aircraft.
just the beginning - on joining the Society, you will receive the
enrolment membership pack. This contains your personalised commemorative
membership certificate and membership card. It also includes a Society car
sticker, membership badge and print of the Catalina. You will also receive
your first copy of THE CATALINA NEWS.
Catalina News is published three times a year and contains many
fascinating articles and the latest news concerning your aircraft and the
characters behind her. We look into World War II operations and the men
who flew' Cats', many of whom are members of the Society today. There is
also news of Catalina operations worldwide and flying boats in general.
There are many exclusive photographs as well. The Catalina News does, of
course, feature letters from you, the members, giving your views and
suggestions. Of special interest is the 'Cat Contact' column, where old
comrades can locate each other and members can advertise for information
or help. The Catalina News also contains details of the occasional
opportunities for members to fly in our Catalina - an experience not to be
always pleased to meet members and so details of when and where you can
find us during the summer are published. Your membership card also
entitles you to free entry to view the Cat at air displays (where
conditions allow). We also have a sales team always willing to sell you
lots of goodies - badges, stickers, prints, T shirts etc.
end of each display season, we hold the Annual Society Members' Meeting.
This gives you the opportunity to get together socially with other
members, crew and selected guests from the aviation world. Wherever
possible there will be a private showing and flying display of the Cat.
benefits of the Society will continue to grow with the membership.
Remember - with your help our future Catalina will remain flying and not
become resigned to a museum like so many other glorious old aircraft.
can join the Catalina Society here.