Catalina Odyssey

IT HAS been over five decades since this particular keel was laid in a Canadian "boat" yard, some six decades since an American aeronautical draftsman detailed the design into existence - subsequently modified to take an undercarriage. Now registered Papa Bravo Yankee - a proud elderly American - Catalina PBY-5A CV-357 is arguably one of the world's most travelled aircraft remaining of its vintage. This aircraft has rubbed shoulders with both icebergs and elephants.

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