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 Catalinas 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 Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft.

Status Codes:

D = Display
A = Airworthy
S = Stored
R = Under restoration
Designation Original serial Displayed identity Status Current location Notes
Owner/airport Town Region Country
PBY-5A 2459 16-218 (MLD) A Collings Foundation[1] Stow Massachusetts United States Under restoration to original configuration
PBY-5A 5021 CF-HFL R Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum[2] Halifax Nova Scotia Canada
PBY-5A 8109 48382 (RNoAF) D Flyhistorisk Museum, Sola[3] Stavanger Rogaland Norway ex Royal Danish Airforce
PBY-5 8272 A24-46 (RAAF) S Whaleworld Albany Western Australia Australia
PBY-5 8317 8317 D National Naval Aviation Museum (NAS Pensacola)[4] Pensacola Florida United States
PBY-5A 33966 N3936A D Kermit Weeks, Fantasy of Flight Polk City Florida United States
PBY-5A 33968 N84857 R PBY Memorial Foundation Museum Oak Harbor Washington United States
PBY-5A 33993 434033 (USAAF) D McChord Air Museum (McChord Field)[2] Lakewood Washington United States
PBY-5A 34027 N9505C D Comanche Air Ephrata Washington United States
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) New York City New York United States N4582T
PBY-5A 46457 46457 D Rescue Museum (Kirtland AFB) Albuquerque New Mexico United States
PBY-5A 46522 46522 A Erickson Group Ltd / Tillamook Air Museum[5] Tillamook Oregon United States N2172N
PBY-5A 46539 PB-505 (AURI) D Dirgantara Mandala Museum (Adisucipto International Airport) Yogyakarta Java Indonesia
PBY-5A 46582 6582 (USN) D Naval Air Station Jacksonville Collection Jacksonville Florida United States
PBY-5A 46590 N68756 S Mark Pilkington Midland Texas United States
PBY-5A 46595 4433879 (USAAF) D National Museum of the United States Air Force (Wright-Patterson AFB)[6] Dayton Ohio United States
PBY-5A 46596 DR.1-1 (SPAF) D Museo del Aire Madrid Community of Madrid Spain
PBY-5A 46602 46602 D National Naval Aviation Museum (NAS Pensacola) Pensacola Florida United States
PBY-5A 46624 N9502C D Aviation Heritage Museum[7] Perth Western Australia Australia
PBY-6A 46643 6552 (FAB) D Brazilian Air Force (Belém Air Base) Belém Pará Brazil
PBY-6A 46644 VH-EAX A Qantas Founders Outback Museum (Longreach Airport)[8] Longreach Queensland Australia
PBY-6A (PBY-5A tail) 46645 FP535 (RAF) D Norwegian Aviation Museum (Bodø Airport) Bodø Nordland Norway
PBY-6A (PBY-5A tail) 46655 C-FIZU D Government of Newfoundland and Labrador St. Anthony Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
PBY-6A 46662 N4NC A Wilson C Edwards Big Spring Texas United States
PBY-6A 46665 VH-CAT R The Catalina Flying Memorial Ltd. (Bankstown Airport)[9] City of Bankstown New South Wales Australia
PBY-6A 46679 A24-362 (RAAF) A Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Illawarra Regional Airport New South Wales Australia VH-PBZ [10]
PBY-5A 48287 N287 R Cavanaugh Air LLC Addison Texas United States
PBY-5A 48294 N9521C A Training Services Inc TA (Military Aviation Museum) Virginia Beach Virginia United States
PBY-5A 48317 16-212 (MLD) S Nationaal Militair Museum[11] Soesterberg Utrecht Netherlands
PBY-5A 48334 N74821 D Classic Flyers Museum Tauranga Bay of Plenty Region New Zealand
PBY-5A 48352 A24-88 R Australian National Aviation Museum (Moorabbin Airport) Melbourne Victoria Australia
PBY-5A 48375 N96UC R World's Greatest Aircraft Collection Polk City Florida United States
PBY-5A 48406 48406 D San Diego Air & Space Museum (Balboa Park) San Diego California United States
PBY-5A 48412 N7238Z R Rathmines Catalina Memorial Park Association[12] City of Lake Macquarie New South Wales Australia under restoration for static display
PBY-5A 48423 JV928 A Southern Aircraft Consultancy (North Weald Airfield Museum) North Weald Essex United Kingdom N423RS, shipped to St Lucie County Airport, Fort Pierce, Florida on 25 January 2015
PBY-5A 48426 48426 R Carmacks Commercial Corp (Palm Springs Air Museum)[13] Palm Springs California United States N31235, currently[when?] under restoration
PBY-6A 63993 L-866 (RDAF) D Royal Air Force Museum Cosford[14] Cosford Shropshire United Kingdom
PBY-6A 64017 N285RA R Israeli Air Force Museum (Hatzerim Airbase) Beersheba Southern District Israel
PBY-6A 64035 L-861 (RDAF) D Danish Aviation Museum[15] Helsingør North Zealand Denmark
PBY-6A 64054 HK-2115P S Privat Cloppenburg Lower Saxony Germany
PBY-6A (PBY-5A tail) 64064 EC-FMC R John Sterling Ocaña Province of Toledo Spain
PBY-6A 64072 N7057C A American Airpower Museum[16] Farmingdale New York United States
PBY-6A 64092 N324FA R Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Superior Wisconsin United States
PBY-6A 64097 N7179Y R Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Superior Wisconsin United States
PBY-6A 64107 N9825Z R Frederick C Peterson (walk-through on YouTube) Moses Lake Washington United States
OA-10A 44-33954 N57875 R Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum Anchorage Alaska United States
OA-10A 44-33972 N483CV R Flying Cat Aviation Sanford Maine United States
OA-10A 44-34009 405 (FACh) D Museo Nacional Aeronáutico y del Espacio de Chile[17] Santiago Santiago Province Chile
OA-10A 44-34037 N2763A R C F Nichols, Yanks Air Museum[18] Chino California United States
OA-10A 44-34081 VH-SBV D Air Force Museum of New Zealand (Wigram Aerodrome) Christchurch Canterbury New Zealand ex-Cathay Pacific VR-HDH and built for USAAF as Canadian-Vickers OA-10A Canso
OA-10A 44-34085 CC-CDT A Ibero Chilena de Aviación Santiago Santiago Province Chile
OA-10A 44-34094 E1497 (RCAF) D The Town of Botwood Botwood Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
28-5AMC/Canso A 9742 N68740 D Pima Air & Space Museum[19] Tucson Arizona United States
28-5AMC/Canso A 9746 N5PY R Ron Ruble Aurora Oregon United States Bird Innovator, civilian experimental with 4 engines.
28-5AMC/Canso A 9750 N206M R Black Cat Aviation Greybull Wyoming United States
Canso A 9752 6527 (FAB) D Museu Aeroespacial (Afonsos Air Force Base)[20] Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Canso A 9767 N9767 A Soaring by the Sea, LLC Eugene Oregon United States Originally RCAF; "Princess of the Stars"
Canso A 9810 47001 (SwAF) D Swedish Air Force Museum (Malmen Airbase) Linköping Östergötland County Sweden
Canso A 9815 C-FNJB R Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum McMinnville Oregon United States
Canso A 9830 C-FPQK D Fondation Aerovision Quebec/Quebec Air & Space Museum[21] Saint-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 United States
Canso A 11005 433915 (USAAF) A Catalina Aircraft Ltd (Duxford Aerodrome)[22] Duxford Cambridgeshire United Kingdom G-PBYA
Canso A 11024 C-FUAW A Pacific Flying Boats[21] North Saanich British Columbia Canada
Canso A 11042 31-P-5 (USN) A Athenian Airlift Services Athens Attica Greece 5B-PBY
Canso A 11047 N413PB A Hans Lauridsen Glendale Arizona United States
Canso A 11054 NZ4017 (RNZAF) A The New Zealand Catalina Preservation Society Auckland Auckland Region New Zealand ZK-PBY
Canso A 11060 A24-104 (RAAF) D RAAF Museum (RAAF Williams) Melbourne Victoria Australia
Canso A 11074 N222FT A Wilson C Edwards Big Spring Texas United States
Canso A 11084 9754 (RCAF) A Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport)[21] Hamilton Ontario Canada C-FPQL
Canso A 11087 11087 (RCAF) D Canada Aviation and Space Museum (Ottawa/Rockcliffe Airport)[23] Ottawa Ontario Canada
Canso A 11088 C-FPQM A Exploits Valley Air Services[21] Gander Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
Canso A 11089 N427CV A Greatest Generation Naval Museum (Gillespie Field) El Cajon California United States
Canso A 11091 C-FNJC D Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Goose Bay Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
Canso A 11093 CF-NJL S David Dorosh[21] / Gananoque Airport[24] Gananoque Ontario Canada
Canso A 11094 C-FNJE A Fairview Aircraft Restoration Society (FARS)[21][25][26] Fairview Alberta Canada
Catalina I FP216 (RAF) (none) D National Naval Aviation Museum (NAS Pensacola)[27] Pensacola Florida United States Fuselage only with port side skin removed.
PBY-5 53602 53602 (FAE) D Museo Aeronáutico de la Fuerza Aérea (Old Mariscal Sucre International Airport) Quito Pichincha Province Ecuador
PBY-5 unknown A24-30 (RAAF) D Catalina Memorial Park (Lake Boga Flying Boat Base) Lake Boga Victoria Australia


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  15. ^ "Danmarks Tekniske Museum – Helsingor – Denmark".
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