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Flying the PBY-5A Catalina

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Flying the PBY-5A Catalina

The day after the Texel airshow, I had to drive past Lelystad airport again on my way home, with a stopover at said airport. Earlier that week, I booked another flight, this time with a Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina from 1941!

The foundation does scenic flights with this beautiful aircraft, and if the weather is good enough, they go out to the Ijsselmeer to do splash & go’s. A splash and go is basically the same as a normal touch & go – but on water. A unique experience and having wanted to do this for a year or so, I decided now was the time.

Texel Airshow ’15

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Blog | Leave a comment
Texel Airshow ’15

A week before the show, I spoke with a friend about the possibility of flying to the airshow. When checking, there was still an aircraft available at his former flight school, we had the time and there were still slots at Texel.

Within a day or 2, the plan materialized and everything was arranged. Just in time too, because the next day Texel stated that it wasn’t accepting any more visiting aircraft. With some 250 aircraft already planned, the airport had reached its capacity for the weekend.