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Re: Catalina dropped by today
Reply #5 - Aug 24th, 2020 at 8:37am
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Thanks Ian for sharing the story of the PBY...interesting read. Smiley
  

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Re: Catalina dropped by today
Reply #4 - Aug 23rd, 2020 at 9:23pm
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The Catalina flyby was covered by the local paper. I copied the pic and the article so you could read about it.
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Re: Catalina dropped by today
Reply #3 - Jul 25th, 2020 at 9:57am
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The Cat didn't land, but it did have the tip floats down, so I assume it was practicing touch and go approaches on the lake just below our place. It did make about 6 circuits, but because I couldn't use the viewfinder on the cellphone (it was washed out in the sunlight), I couldn't get any real good still photos. The video aiming was 'by guess and by golly'. I used to watch the Catalinas and the Martin Mars waterbombers do their pickups on Cowichan Lake while I worked at the Forestry Research Station on the lake. If I had had a good camera back then, I would have some great shots. But now it is only in my mind.
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Re: Catalina dropped by today
Reply #2 - Jul 24th, 2020 at 6:33pm
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Glad to hear of the Catalina.  They're so rare nowadays.  Was it just flying by or landing?
  
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Re: Catalina dropped by today
Reply #1 - Jul 24th, 2020 at 9:54am
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Nice catch!  I'm reminded of KF's words ..."heard the sound of 4 round engines"  seems you heard the sound of 2 round engines and popped outside in time to catch her!  Thanks for sharing!
  

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Catalina dropped by today
Jul 23rd, 2020 at 10:49pm
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There was a Catalina doing passes over Lake Cowichan this morning. I had to rotate the video and it ended up flipped left to right, but right-side up. I could not see anything in the screen because it was too bright, so the framing was entirely by guess work. Fortunately, it worked out OK.

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha2Ynp9vtH0

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