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Catalina VH-CAT @ Bankstown Airport 2011 by muz2142
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This Consolidated Catalina is owned by The Catalina Flying Memorial Ltd and is seen here at Bankstown Airport in the western suburbs of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia where it is in the long term process of being restored to flying condition.
It had previously been acquired from the Portuguese Sierras and then flown back to Australia.
The men working on it at Bankstown kindly allowed me within the fenceline to take these photos.
Their group is always looking for help to undertake the restoration. If you can offer them any parts or your labour and expertise their website can be found at: www.catalinaflying.org.au
The photo was taken with a Nikon D70 camera fitted with a Tamron AF Aspherical LD DiII SP 11-18mm 1:4.5-5.6 [IF] zoom lens.
The photo has been tweaked using Gimp software – select/copy/paste tool to remove some imperfections, brightness/contrast tool and sharpening filter.

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aircraft, flying, boat, amphibian, consolidated, pby, catalina, memorial, bankstown, airport, sydney, nsw, australia, aeroplane, airplane, aviation, fly, flight, new, south, wales, black, cat

Comments

  • jermesky
    jermeskyabout 3 years ago

    Nice photo Muz! I used to work on this thing back when it got here in 2009 I think it was – that grey hangar in the background being my old workplace. Needs alot of work though. Relying on volunteers makes it a tough gig!!

  • Thanks for your comment and appreciation jermesky. I used to help the aviation museum on the other side of the airport some time ago but only in their library. Relying on volunteers is a tough gig particularly as work commitments tend to get in the way.

    Sorry about the late reply.

    – muz2142

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerabout 3 years ago

    Nice one Muz. – Ted

  • Thanks again for your support Ted.

    Sorry about the late reply.

    – muz2142

  • muz2142
    muz2142about 3 years ago

    Thanks again for your support Ted.

  • muz2142
    muz2142about 3 years ago

    Thanks for your comment and appreciation jermesky. I used to help the aviation museum on the other side of the airport some time ago but only in their library. Relying on volunteers is a tough gig particularly as work commitments tend to get in the way.

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