WorldWar II Catalina will try again
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.
Kevin Jane and his Yak 52, the support act for Saturday’s Catalina visit to Kaitaia.