the Cat Pack — a Colombian story

This series of posts will retrace a few of the surviving airworthy (or close) PBYs around the world, and their history.

I have been lucky enough lately to be in contact with two people who allowed me to use their words and pictures to tell the story of a plane. More precisely, a PBY-6A, whose lineage is shrouded in mystery.

In the city of Villavicencio, Colombia, airport code VVC, resides one of the few surviving Catalinas in the world. Her story would make good material for a movie, if movies today were about a story and not special effects.

You can read it here.

With many thanks to Javier Franco Topper and Michael S. Prophet.

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