Our Catalina is now at Bankstown Airport, Sydney, NSW undergoing restoration work to obtain its Australian Certificate of Airworthiness.


We still need additional funds to complete this work and welcome any donations large or small.


We are also seeking one or two corporate sponsors who could support the restoration and, once back in the air, ongoing flying activities.


Help us to continue to support the heritage of the Catalina. All donations are gratefully received.


Click here to go to donations page





The Cat returns to its new home at Rathmines on Lake Macquarie

on 7 December 2008  enroute to Bankstown.


Click here to see more photos from the ferry flight


                   Our Mission

To acquire, restore and operate a Catalina PBY amphibian aircraft from the historic Air Force base at Rathmines NSW.

To instruct, educate and entertain the general public through flight demonstration, special events and activities by the use of the aircraft as a flying memorial to Australians who served in Air Force flying boat squadrons during World War 2.
To encourage Australians of all ages to become actively involved in the preservation and operation of the aircraft

To support the establishment and operation of the Rathmines Catalina Museum by using the museum as a functional operating base for the aircraft and in doing so, being the centrepiece of all museum exhibits as a static display whenever it is not flying.




Catalina Flying Memorial Ltd

ACN 103 492 440

2nd Floor, 102Longueville Road,

Lane Cove NSW 2066

+61 2 9418 3881

(e) info@catalinaflying.org.au








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