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Honouring the aircraft
In May 2018 a World War Two veteran Canadian flying boat, a PBY Catalina (in Canada termed a Canso), “Shady Lady” is going to take to the air and fly to 24 countries and over sixty towns, cities and communities in a once-in-a lifetime celebration and a unique journey of re-discovery.
The purpose of the flight will be to Provide a platform for The Government of Canada to promote it’s sovereignty and stewardship of The Arctic, make a World Tourism Campaign for The Government of British Colombia, Commemorate the pilots of WWII on the100th anniversary of The Royal Air Force, Visit WWII Catalina bases, Produce a film documentary of the flight and its mission, Lay wreaths at the wreck sites of HMS Hood and the Battleship Bismarck and honour the history of Lend Lease and The Atlantic Convoys. This epic flight will never happen again and marks the end of an era.
In the commission of this extraordinary endeavour diplomatic missions, documentary film producers, news crews, veterans, First Nations, cultural, scientific and educational institutions worldwide will be positively engaged to the benefit of all Canadians and mankind in a spirit of cooperation and understanding.
We are proud to announce that our initiative has been endorsed by The Royal Canadian Legion and The Royal Canadian Air Force Association. It is an honour to have the support of these exemplary organizations as we work towards our goal. From everyone involved in The Perfect Adventure, we thank you.
Reproduced with permission of CTV News , Copyright 2017 CTV NEWS/ BELL MEDIA
Reproduced with kind permission of CTV News, Copyright 2017 CTV News/ Bell Media
Media Release November 10th 2017
The Catalina Preservation Society December Newsletter, Special Edition
The talent behind a truly extraordinary endeavour
Internationally accredited photographer. British Columbia, Canada.
Some Shady Lady facts
The number of lavatorial facilities aboard the aircraft
Total number of hours for Shady Lady's world flight
total number of litres of AvGas needed to complete the flight
Number of litres of piston oil required to complete the journey
The Production team can be contacted in Vancouver Island, Canada or in Canary Wharf, London, UK.