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Winter maintenance complete, blister hold-open struts added, 1 Apr 2011 (Garry Short)

 

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On the buoy at Scalaria / Wolfgangsee, 9 Jul 2010 (Paul Mulcahy)

 

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Arrival at Salzburg Airport in perfect weather, 8 Jul 2010 (Paul Mulcahy)

 

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Getting into her element. Biscarrosse, 15 May 2010 (Rachel Morris)

 

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Feathering check satis! The Cat returns to the air. Duxford, 17 Apr 10 (David Legg)

 

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John Warman completes his Captain checkout. Duxford, 17 Apr 10 (David Legg)

 

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Winter 09/10 - new windows overhead and fwd stbd - lucky pilots! (Garry Short)

 

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Winter 09/10 - engine cowl refurbishment (Garry Short)

 

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Derek Head / Mac McKinney airborne to display. Sanicole, 20 Sep 09 (Benoît Denet)

 

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Best static display team! Yeovilton, 11 Jul 09 (Jim Appleby)

 

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C of A renewed for 3 years, Standard Category, 27 Apr 09

 

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Star of the Scalaria Air Challenge 2008

 

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Water ops can bring a shine to the brow...! Biscarrosse, 9 Sep 08 (Mark Sutch)

 

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...looking excellent just a few minutes later! Bitburg, 28 Jun 08 (Chris Bailey)

 

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Not sure how this goes... Bitburg, 28 Jun 08 (Chris Bailey)

 

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... and flare! Short field landing, Góraszka, 8 Jun 08 (Mike Connally)

 

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Short Finals, Góraszka - time the trees were pruned! 8 Jun 08 (Mike Connally)

 

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Cat and team at work on display again, ILA Berlin, 29 May 08 (Rod Brooking)

 

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Steady, good Ts & Ps from new starboard engine, 28 May 08 (Rod Brooking)

 

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New exit complete, 25 Apr 08 (Garry Short)

 

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New exit complete, 25 Apr 08 (Garry Short)

 

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Fabrication complete, ready for final riveting, 1 Apr 08 (Garry Short)

 

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New door fitting to cutout, 21 Mar 08 (Garry Short)

 

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New door takes shape, 21 Mar 08 (Garry Short)

 

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Barry Stead assisting (!) as new exit cutout takes shape, 13 Mar 08 (Garry Short)

 

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New exit framework takes shape, 10 Mar 08 (Garry Short)

 

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A dramatic start to installation of new emergency exit, 1 Mar 08 (Garry Short)

 

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Congratulations to Derek Head (right in pic) on qualifying as Captain, 7 Sep 07 (Paul Mulcahy)

 

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Duxford Sep airshow - Cat in her rightful place - above the B17! 8 Sep 07 (Mike Connally)

 

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Flying Legends - fighters in awe of the Cat! 7 Jul 07 (Mike Connally)

 

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A popular aircraft! Aalborg, 10 Jun 07 (Mike Connally)

 

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Arrival on Lac Leman, 4 Oct 06 (Christian Béchir)

 

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Taxi past for press and TV crews on Lac Leman, 4 Oct 06 (Christian Béchir)

 

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Getting airborne..... 4 Oct 06 (Christian Béchir)

 

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Departure from Lac Leman to Geneva Airport, 4 Oct 06 (Christian Béchir)

 

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Taxiing past an appreciative Duxford crowd, 2 Sep 06 (Mike Connally)

 

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The Reds salute the Catalina at Farnborough, Jul 06 (Stuart Powney)

 

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Cat pack crew hard at work earning funds, Koksidje, Jul 06 (Shaun Jarvis)

 

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A happy Farnborough crew chief, Stuart Powney, Jul 06 (Shaun Jarvis)

 

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Moored at Biscarrosse, May 06 (David Halford)

 

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Getting Airborne, Biscarrosse, May 06 (David Halford)

 

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Day trip to Le Touquet for Cathay Pacific personnel, 6 May 06

 

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C of A renewed for 3 years, Standard Category, 27 Apr 06

 

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4 new teflon fuel pipes fitted, mast area, 17 Mar 06 (Garry Short)

 

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Multiple small hole repairs at Bulkhead 2 in progress, 17 Mar 06 (Garry Short)

 

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Bulkhead 4 door reinstallation complete, 7 Jan 06 (Garry Short)

 

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Riveting mostly completed, framework in primer, 16 Dec 05 (Garry Short)

 

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Work well advanced with Bulkhead 4 door refit, 6 Dec 05 (Garry Short)

 

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Famous again! Jan 06, photo Richard Paver, story Tim Skeet, captain Paul WW

 

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Famous! November 2005, photo Damien Burke, captain Rod Brooking

 

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Chris Noon and Mac McKinney - day trip to Sywell, 20 Sep 05

 

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On display at Southport, 11 Sep 05 (David Bracher)

 

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Near our Duxford base, 8 Jul 05 (Richard Paver)

 

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En route Duxford - Zeltweg, Austria, 23 Jun 05 (Damien Burke)

 

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Ready for departure to Austria, 23 Jun 05 (Damien Burke)

 

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The new paintwork on show, for East Fortune display (David Legg) 4/5 Jun 05

 

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Rollout of a beautiful new Catalina! 4 Jun 05

 

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Repaint in progress, masked for markings, 30 May 05

 

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Work on the bow in progress, 25 May 2005

 

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Preparation for repaint in progress, May 2005

 

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Last traces of former registration C-FNJF are removed for repaint, May 2005

 

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G-PBYA in the paint shop at Cambridge, May 2005

 

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UK CAA Certificate of Airworthiness issued 27 Apr 05

 

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New ASIs fitted, including updated speed markings, Mar 05

 

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Repair to port leading edge completed, 11 Feb 2005

 

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Our new made-to-measure canopy cover gives excellent protection! Jan 2005

 

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Stbd tank lid removed for repair to fuel gauge transmitter, 14 Jan 2005

 

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Port leading edge removed for repair of dent, 14 Jan 2005

 

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Last event of 2004 - September at Sywell (Rod Brooking)

 

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On approach to land at Waddington, Jun 04 (Steve Hall)

 

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We started the season as we are completing it, in company with the Do24 (Rod Brooking)

 

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Rod Brooking flying spot on track from St John's to Shannon, March 2004

 

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On display, Southend, earlier in 2004

 

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C-FNJF on display at Biscarrosse, May 04 (Benoit Denet)

 

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C-FNJF approaching the buoy, Biscarrosse, May 04 (Benoit Denet)

 

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Snow on arrival at St John's, 20 Mar 2004

 

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Group members Lyle Campbell and Rod Brooking with the Cat at Mesa, 5 Mar 2004

 

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C-FNJF departs Nanaimo bound for the UK, 1 Mar 2004 (Dave Sawbridge)

 

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Rod Brooking flying C-FNJF to Santa Rosa, 2 Mar 2004

 

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Nanaimo from the cockpit of JF, Keith Sissons flying, 12 Dec 2003

 

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C-FNJF airborne again at Nanaimo, 9 Dec 2003

 

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Port propeller reinstalled, 23 Jul 2003

 

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Port engine reinstalled following repair and test at Aero Recip, 20 Jul 2003

 

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Port engine cylinders being refitted at Aero Recip, 10 Jul 2003

 

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The failed main bearing, port engine, 8 Jul 2003

 

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Winter adds a touch of work, 10 Mar 2003

 

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Port engine running for the first time in 5 years, 6 Mar 2003

 

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C-FNJF leaves her friend JB behind on the way to refuel, 5 Mar 2003

 

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New avionics installation layout, including Garmin GNS 530 and 430, Feb 2003

 

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Props reinstalled following overhaul, Jan 2003

 

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Engines off for overhaul, Oct 2002

 

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C-FNJF at Nanimo, Oct 2001