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G-PBYA — - Scalaria 2013 Wolfgangsee, Austria
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Scalaria 2013 Wolfgangsee, Austria


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alan mistrater
Dang what an aeroplane. Built one out of balsa when I was 12 yrs old. Still love 'em~!
Lee Ensminger
I would give almost anything to fly one of these! Maybe someone can help with this: Why is the Catalina touching down on water with the wing floats retracted? Is this one a fire bomber and they're scooping from the lake?
alan mistrater
I would say its not a fire-bomber. Don't they paint those bright yellows, oranges and reds?
I'm gonna sound stupid here but why do you think it's not a take-off???
john cook
Touch N Go ?
Lee Ensminger
Well, I don't know that it isn't a takeoff, but wouldn't the floats be in the down position for that, then retracted during climb-out? Certainly, at the speed indicated by the picture they would have some aileron authority, but it still seems early for them to be in the fully retracted position. What a beautiful airplane!
Maxi GruberPhoto Uploader
It was a Touch and Go!
Lee Ensminger
And there's the authoritative answer from the person who uploaded the photo. Thank you! And that is a beautiful photo of a beautiful airplane!
Mike MacDonald
The Flying Porcupine !
William Baldwin
I don't think you want to extend the floats until water speed is quite lower. Only one tip would touch the water at a time, may cause a bit of a pirouette!
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
19-Jul-2024 UnknownNear Oban, ScotlandOban () First seen 04:55PM BST Last seen 05:04PM BST 0:08
19-Jul-2024 UnknownInverness ()Near Inverness, Scotland 04:10PM BST Last seen 04:17PM BST 0:06
19-Jul-2024 UnknownInverness ()Inverness () 02:14PM BST 02:57PM BST (?) 0:43
19-Jul-2024 UnknownRAF Lossiemouth ()Inverness () 12:24PM BST 12:50PM BST (?) 0:26
19-Jul-2024 UnknownNear Lossiemouth, ScotlandRAF Lossiemouth () First seen 10:29AM BST 10:40AM BST 0:11
18-Jul-2024 UnknownNorth Ronaldsay ()Near Wick, Scotland 04:07PM BST Last seen 04:35PM BST 0:28
17-Jul-2024 UnknownAberdeen ()Near Aberdeen, Scotland 10:17AM BST Last seen 11:07AM BST 0:49
16-Jul-2024 UnknownDuxford ()Aberdeen () 11:54AM BST 04:01PM BST 4:06
14-Jul-2024 UnknownBlackpool Int'l ()Duxford () 01:26PM BST 03:05PM BST (?) 1:38
13-Jul-2024 UnknownBlackpool Int'l ()Blackpool Int'l () 01:18PM BST 01:44PM BST 0:26
13-Jul-2024 UnknownDuxford ()Blackpool Int'l () 10:07AM BST 11:44AM BST 1:37
08-Jul-2024 UnknownNear Marck, Pas-de-CalaisNear Marck, Pas-de-Calais First seen 12:25PM CEST Last seen 12:26PM CEST 0:00
08-Jul-2024 UnknownNear Marck, Pas-de-CalaisCalais-Dunkerque () First seen 10:23AM CEST Last seen 10:29AM CEST 0:05
07-Jul-2024 UnknownNear KoksijdeKoksijde AB () First seen 06:13PM CEST Last seen 07:12PM CEST 0:59
07-Jul-2024 UnknownNear KoksijdeKoksijde AB () First seen 12:39PM CEST Last seen 12:46PM CEST 0:07
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