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PBY-5A Catalina
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Gijs Tegelberg wrote a review May 2019
Baarn, The Netherlands21 contributions10 helpful votes
Thanks to my brother, my son and I joined one of the very last flights above the Netherlands of the Consolidated PBY-5a "Catalina"; pretty windy and unstable conditions, but a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Expertly flown, great personell, and a beautiful flight above the Dutch landscape. Unfortunately, the Catalina has now been sold to Florida in the USA, where I am sure it will bring thrills to many aviation lovers!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Ed_Wijninga wrote a review Aug 2017
Kleve, Germany113 contributions31 helpful votes
We flew today with the Catalina. During the water landing something went wrong with the nose landing gear and consequently we had to make an emergency landing back home. The crew reacted very professional which resulted in a very well prepared landing, no panic on board and only very limited damage to the aircraft's bottom. We can only praise the crew for their professionalism! I would certainly fly with them again. Apart from this mishap, we had a thoroughly enjoyable day!
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Date of experience: August 2017
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HansEpe wrote a review Aug 2016
Epe104 contributions60 helpful votes
It has been always at my bucket list a flight with a Catalina. For 180 euro we bought a ticket and had a 45 minute unforgettable experience. A landing at the Zuider Sea at wind force 5. Floating with the wind backwards as a boat to create enough room for take off. Flying at max 1000 feet over water and sitting in the blister. It was a lifte time experience.
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Date of experience: August 2016
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mikeBigGreek wrote a review Feb 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands3 contributions2 helpful votes
i will be back,, i had a lot fun here, people are amazing,, we took all the bike we had and we go down for a very fun ride,, we love it so much
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Date of experience: January 2016
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Paul M wrote a review Jun 2015
Manchester21 contributions15 helpful votes
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An unforgettable experience that you can't do anywhere else! Fly in a 1941 Catalina Flying Boat, and experience landing on water as well as land. A great afternoon, starting with an induction and safety brief, followed by boarding the vintage aircraft for a flight over the Ijsselmeer, including touchdowns on the water. You can enjoy the views from the huge observation bubbles or over the pilot's shoulder. On return to Lelystad, a debrief and a chance for discussion with the pilots and ground crew about this historic aircraft. Totally worth the money for this unique experience. Must be booked in advance on the website: http://www.catalina-pby.nl/
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Date of experience: June 2015
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