List of surviving Consolidated PBY Catalinas

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PBY Catalina Survivors identifies Catalinas on display, and includes aircraft designations, status, serial numbers, locations and additional information. The Consolidated PBY Catalina was a twin-engined American flying boat of the 1930s and 1940s, designed by Consolidated Aircraft Co. Several variants were built at five US and Canadian manufacturing plants.

Surviving Canso A G-PBYA at Duxford Flying Legends 2007


These complete examples of Catalina have been preserved or restored to various levels including markings, nose art, original or representative paint schemes, and are on display at museums or at military bases, or are active aircraft potentially viewable at air events.

By default, 5-digit numeric serials known as Bureau Numbers (BuNo) are as issued by the US Navy Bureau of Aeronautics (BuAer), presented here without the imaginary "BuNo" prefix. 4-digit serials in the form 9xxx, and 5-digit serials in the form 1xxxx are as issued to RCAF aircraft.

Status Codes:

D = Display
A = Airworthy
S = Stored
R = Under restoration
Designation Original Serial Displayed Identity Status Current location
PBY-5A 02459 16-218" (MLD) A Stichting Neptune Association, Lelystad, Netherlands PH-PBY
PBY-5A 05021 CF-HFL R Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada[1]
PBY-5A 08109 48382" (RNoAF) D Flyhistorisk Museum, Sola, Stavanger, Norway[2]
PBY-5 08272 A24-46 (RAAF) S Whaleworld, Albany, Western Australia
PBY-5 08317 08317 D National Naval Aviation Museum,[3] NAS Pensacola, Florida
PBY-5A 33966 N3936A S Kermit Weeks, Fantasy of Flight, Polk City, Florida
PBY-5A 33968 N84857 D PBY Memorial Foundation Museum, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington
PBY-5A 33993 434033" (USAAF) R McChord Air Museum, McChord AFB, Washington[1]
PBY-5A 34027 N9505C A Comanche Air Inc, Ephrata, Washington
PB2B-2 44248 VH-ASA D The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
PBY-5A 46456 46456 R Historic Aircraft Restoration Project, Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, New York N4582T
PBY-5A 46457 46457 D Rescue Museum, Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, New Mexico
PBY-5A 46522 46522 A Erickson Group Ltd / Tillamook Air Museum,[4] Tillamook, Oregon N2172N
PBY-5A 46539 PB-505" (AURI) D Museum Dirgantara Mandala (TNI-AU Museum), Adisucipto AB, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia
PBY-5A 46582 6582" (USN) D Naval Air Station Jacksonville Collection, Jacksonville, Florida
PBY-5A 46590 N68756 S Mark Pilkington, Midland, Texas
PBY-5A 46595 4433879" (USAAF) D National Museum of the United States Air Force,[5] Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio
PBY-5A 46596 DR.1-1" (SpAF) D Museo del Aire (Spain), Cuatro Vientos, Madrid, Spain
PBY-5A 46602 46602 D National Naval Aviation Museum, NAS Pensacola, Pensacola, Florida
PBY-5A 46624 N9502C D Aviation Heritage Museum of WA,[6] Bull Creek, Perth, Western Australia
PBY-6A 46643 6552 (FAB) D Força Aérea Brasileira, Belém Air Base, Belém, State of Pará, Brazil
PBY-6A 46644 VH-EAX A Qantas Founders Outback Museum, Longreach Airport, Queensland, Australia[7]
PBY-6A (PBY-5A tail) 46645 FP535" (RAF) D Royal Norwegian Air Force Museum, Bodo, Norway
PBY-6A (PBY-5A tail) 46655 C-FIZU D Government Of Newfoundland And Labrador, St Anthony, Newfoundland, Canada
PBY-6A 46662 N4NC A Wilson C Edwards, Big Spring, Texas
PBY-6A 46665 VH-CAT R The Catalina Flying Memorial Ltd, Bankstown Airport, Bankstown, NSW, Australia
PBY-6A 46679 A24-362" (RAAF) A HARS (Historical Aircraft Restoration Society), Albion Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia VH-PBZ
PBY-5A 48287 N287 R Cavanaugh Air llc, Addison, Texas
PBY-5A 48294 N9521C A Training Services Inc TA, Virginia Beach, Virginia; displayed at Military Aviation Museum
PBY-5A 48317 16-212 (MLD) S Militaire Luchtvaart Museum, Soesterberg, Netherlands
PBY-5A 48334 N74821 D Classic Flyers, Tauranga, New Zealand
PBY-5A 48352 A24-88 R Australian National Aviation Museum Moorabbin, Australia
PBY-5A 48375 N96UC R World's Greatest Aircraft Collection Inc., Polk City, Florida
PBY-5A 48406 48406 D San Diego Air & Space Museum, Balboa Park, San Diego, California
PBY-5A 48412 N7238Z R Rathmines Catalina Memorial Park Trust, Australia (under restoration for static display)
PBY-5A 48423 JV928" A Southern Aircraft Consultancy Inc, North Weald Airfield, UK N423RS
PBY-5A 48426 48426 A Carmacks Commercial Corp, Palm Springs Air Museum,[8] Palm Springs, California N31235
PBY-6A 63993 L-866 (RDAF) D RAF Museum,[9] Cosford, UK
PBY-6A 64017 N285RA R Israeli Air Force Museum, Hatzerim Airbase, Israel
PBY-6A 64035 L-861 (RDAF) D Danish Aviation Museum, Stauning, Denmark
PBY-6A 64054 HK-2115P S TAC (Transportes Aéreos Colombianos), Villavicencio, Colombia
PBY-6A (PBY-5A tail) 64064 EC-FMC R David Pajus, Ocana, Spain
PBY-6A 64072 N7057C A American Airpower Museum,[10] Farmingdale, New York
PBY-6A 64092 N324FA R Commemorative Air Force (CAF), Duluth, Minnesota
PBY-6A 64097 N7179Y R Commemorative Air Force (CAF), St Paul, Minnesota
PBY-6A 64107 N9825Z R Frederick C Peterson, Moses Lake, Washington
OA-10A 44-33954 N57875 R Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska
OA-10A 44-33972 N483CV A Flying Cat Aviation LLC, Sanford, Maine
OA-10A 44-34009 405" (FACh) D Museo Nacional Aeronáutico y del Espacio de Chile, Los Cerrillos, Santiago, Chile [11]
OA-10A 44-34037 N2763A R C F Nichols, Yanks Air Museum,[12] Chino, California
OA-10A 44-34081 VH-SBV D RNZAF Museum, Wigram AFB, Christchurch, New Zealand
OA-10A 44-34085 CC-CDT A Ibero Chilena de Aviación, Santiago, Chile
OA-10A 44-34094 E1497" (RCAF) D The Town of Botwood, Botwood, Newfoundland, Canada
28-5AMC/Canso A 9742 N68740 D Lone Star Flight Museum,[13] Galveston, Texas
28-5AMC/Canso A 9746 N5PY R Ron Ruble, Aurora, Oregon; Civilian experimental with 4 engines.
28-5AMC/Canso A 9750 N206M R PBY-5A-427 LLC, Greybull, Wyoming
Canso A 9752 6527 (FAB) D Museu Aeroespacial da FAB, Campo dos Afonsos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [14]
Canso A 9767 N9767 A Catalina Air Trust (CAT), Paris, Melun, France
Canso A 9810 47001 (SwAF) D Flygvapenmuseum, Malmslatt, Sweden
Canso A 9815 C-FNJB R Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, Oregon
Canso A 9830 C-FPQK D Fondation Aerovision Quebec/Quebec Air & Space Museum, Inc, St Hubert, Quebec, Canada
Canso A 9837 C-FCRP D North Atlantic Aviation Museum, Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Canso A 9838 N4934H D Historic Aviation Memorial Museum, Tyler, Texas
Canso A 11005 433915" (USAAF) A Catalina Aircraft Ltd, Duxford, UK G-PBYA
Canso A 11024 C-FUAW S Pacific Flying Boats Ltd, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Canso A 11042 31-P-5" (USN) A Athenian Airlift Services, Tatoi, Athens, Greece 5B-PBY
Canso A 11047 N413PB A Hans Lauridsen, Glendale, Arizona
Canso A 11054 NZ4017" (RNZAF) R The New Zealand Catalina Preservation Society Inc (previously Catalina Club of New Zealand Inc), Auckland, New Zealand ZK-PBY
Canso A 11060 A24-104" (RAAF) D RAAF Museum, Point Cook, Victoria, Australia
Canso A 11074 N222FT A Wilson C Edwards, Big Spring, Texas
Canso A 11084 9754" (RCAF) A Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Mount Hope, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada C-FPQL
Canso A 11087 11087 (RCAF) D Canada Aviation Museum,[15] Ottawa/Rockcliffe Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Canso A 11088 C-FPQM A Buffalo Airways Ltd, Gander, Newfoundland, Canada
Canso A 11089 N427CV A Greatest Generation Naval Museum, Gillespie Field, El Cajon, CA
Canso A 11091 C-FNJC D Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Goose Bay, Newfoundland, Canada
Canso A 11093 CF-NJL S David Dorosh, Gananoque, Ontario, Canada
Canso A 11094 C-FNJE R Fairview Aircraft Restoration Society (FARS), Fairview, Alberta, Canada[16][17]
PBY-5/Catalina I FP216 (RAF) (none) D National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, Florida; Fuselage only with port side skin removed.[18]
PBY-5" 53602 53602 (FAE) D Museo Aeronáutico de la Fuerza Aérea, Mariscal Sucre, Quito, Ecuador
PBY-5" unknown A24-30" (RAAF) D Catalina Memorial Park, Lake Boga, Northern Victoria, Australia


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  3. ^ "Welcome - National Naval Aviation Museum". National Naval Aviation Museum. 
  4. ^ "Tillamook Air Museum". Tillamook Air Museum. 
  5. ^ National Museum of USAF
  6. ^ "Aircraft - Catalina". Aviation Heritage Museum of WA. Western Australia: RAAF Association of WA. Retrieved 2015-02-28. 
  7. ^ CASA Australian Civil Aircraft Register
  8. ^ "Home - Palm Springs Air Museum". Palm Springs Air Museum. 
  9. ^ "Cosford - RAF Museum". 
  10. ^ "American Airpower Museum". American Airpower Museum. 
  11. ^ "Museo Nacional Aeronáutico y del Espacio". 
  12. ^ Yanks Air Museum
  13. ^ "Home". 
  15. ^ "Canada Aviation and Space Museum". 
  16. ^ "SAVE THE CANSO webpage". 
  17. ^ "The Canso project." Retrieved: 13 August 2010.
  18. ^!OpenDocument


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