WorldWar II Catalina will try again

The Northland Age - - Front Page -

No one was more dis­ap­pointed than air­craft en­gi­neer and Catalina Preser­va­tion So­ci­ety mem­ber Paul Muller when a gloomy weather forecast forced the post­pone­ment of Satur­day’s planned visit to Kaitaia by a World War II Catalina fly­ing boat.

“It’s cost­ing $5000 to bring it up here, and we did not want to out­lay all that money for it to sit on the ground,” he said. “We re­alise a lot of peo­ple were dis­ap­pointed, and so were we, but we can’t con­trol the el­e­ments.”

It was all go for this Satur­day, how­ever, with the plane sched­uled to be on dis­play from around 10am, weather per­mit­ting. And there would be a bonus in the form of Kevin Jane, who featured on tele­vi­sion’s Coast New Zealand last week, who was com­ing with his Yak 52 to of­fer aer­o­batic flights.

PIC­TURE / BAY OF PLENTY TIMES

Kevin Jane and his Yak 52, the sup­port act for Satur­day’s Catalina visit to Kaitaia.

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