Post by planecrazy on Jul 10, 2017 14:58:22 GMT 12
Some of you may have seen some of the pic's I posted recently of the HARS (Albion Park, NSW) and Bull Creek (Perth, WA) Catalinas. These have sadly gone to Photobucket land so I will try and repost these down the track. The last Catalina in my ramblings around the great brown land resides near the old RAAF base at Rathmines NSW.
This old gem was imported from South America, she has a long way to go but will one day be restored in RAAF markings and hopefully housed in a building at the old base.
Last Edit: Jul 10, 2017 15:02:26 GMT 12 by planecrazy
Close, the Cat is being restored above the Lake around ten minutes drive from the Rathmines base. The long term plan is she, post restoration, will reside in a purpose built building/hangar on the Rathmines Base.
Couple of things I was told about, plan is to have a running, ground based engine, operational wing tip floats among other things.
I visit Sydney most winters so plan to get up there on a regular basis.