Honouring the pilots>
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 11 countries and over fifty 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.
The talent behind a truly extraordinary endeavour
Internationally accredited photographer and project manager. British Columbia, Canada.
Some PBY Catalina facts
Number built: 2,661 US-built, 620 Canadian-built, 24 Soviet-built)
Top speed in kilometres per hour
unit cost in $us (1935)
wingspan in metres
The Production team can be contacted in Vancouver Island, Canada or in Canary Wharf, London, UK.