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Originally built by Canadian Vickers as a Canso A, a Canadian version of the American Consolidated world war two PBY-5A Catalina, G-PBYA is operated by Plane Sailing Air Displays Ltd on behalf of its owners Catalina Aircraft Ltd and flown in US Navy colours. The photo was taken during an air display at East Kirkby in Lincolnshire.

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My real name is Colin but most people know me as Oscar. I took my first photos in the early 1950s and my favorite subjects are aircraft, natural history, trucks and traction engines. I use Canon EOS cameras and a mix of Canon and Sigma lenses. My website URL is

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  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsalmost 2 years ago

    Great capture Colin. A rare sight indeed.

  • Thanks a lot for my first Redbubble comment! So glad you like it.

    – Colin Smedley

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyeralmost 2 years ago

    Excellent Image Colin. Good one for the WARBIRDS Group. – Ted

  • Thanks Ted! I’ve taken your advice about WARBIRDS.

    – Colin Smedley

  • Walter Colvin
    Walter Colvinover 1 year ago

    Great shot Colin. Nice aircraft.

  • Thanks Walter, it was good of you to favourite it, too!

    – Colin Smedley

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