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The Consolidated PBY Catalina

Austin Airways, Timmins, Ontario














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Bureau #: 68058
Construction #: CV-605
Civilian Registration:
  NC65715
  TF-RVG
  CF-DFB
  C-FDFB
Model(s):
  PBV-1A
  OV-10A
Name: None
Status: Display
Last info: 1992
  History:
Delivered to USAAF as 44-34094.
Registered as NC65715 by ??, 19??.
Icelandair/Flugflelag Islands, Keflavik, 1949-1952.
- Registered as TF-RVG.
Aero Magnetic Surveys Ld, Toronto, Ontario, 1952-1956.
- Registered as CF-DFB.
Kenting Aviation Ltd, Toronto, Ontario, 1956-1959.
Hunting Survey Corp, Toronto, Ontario, 1960.
Kenting Aviation Ltd, Toronto, Ontario, Apr. 1962.
Wheeler Airlines, St. Jovite Station, Quebec, 1965.
Wheeler Northland Airways Ltd, St. Jean, Quebec, 1970-1971.
Austin Airways, Timmins, Ontario June 2, 1971-1976.
Wheeler Norhtland Airways Ltd, St. Jean, Quebec, Mar. 1, 1976.
Province Of Newfoundland & Labrador, St. Johns, Newfoundland, Oct. 1978-Aug. 1990.
- Registered as C-FDFB.
- Flew as tanker #1.
Reported displayed at Botwood, Newfoundland, 1991-1992.

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Bureau #: 48287
Construction #: 1649
Civilian Registration:
  N10017
  CF-JMS
  VH-UMS
  N16647
  C-GGDW
  N287
Model(s):
  PBY-5A
  Steward-Davis Super Cat
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2002
 

History:
Registered as N10017 by ??, 19??.
Questor Surveys, Toronto, Ontario, 19??.
- Registered as CF-JMS.
Selco Exploration/Australian Selection P/L, Apr. 24, 1964.
- Registered as VH-UMS.
Questor Surveys, Toronto, Ontario, Nov. 1964-1970.
- Registered as CF-JMS.
Questor Surveys, 1973-1974.
- Registered as N16647
Austin Airways, Timmins, Ontario, Aug. 1975-1977.
- Registered as C-GGDW.
Geoterrex Ltd/Terra Surveys Ltd, Ottawa, 1980-1985.
Jack Leavis, Davie, FL, Aug. 1985-1990.
- Registered as N16647.
- Open storage, Opa Locka, FL, 1987-1990.
Jim Dent/Air Adventures, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Feb. 1990.
Super Three Inc, Fort Lauderdale, FL, July 1990-2002.
- Registered as N287, July 1991.
- Restored to airworthy.
- Painted in Black Cat scheme.
- Currently for sale.

 

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Serial #: RCAF11054
Construction #: CV-357
Civilian Registration:
  CF-JCV
  C-FJCV
  Z-CAT
  ZK-PBY
Model: PBV-1A
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2002
History:
Delivered to RCAF as RCAF11054.
- BOC: March 20, 1944.
- SOC: June 27, 1947.
Lee Crutchell, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1954-1955.
- Civil conversion by SALA, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1955.
Eastern Canada Stevedoring Co, Montreal, Quebec, July 1956-1960.
- Registered as CF-JCV.
Austin Airways, Toronto, Ontario, May 1960-1976.
Aero Trades Western Ltd, Winnepeg, Manitoba, Sept. 1976-1982.
- Registered as C-FJCV.
- Stored, Reno-Stead, NV, 1980-1982.
Air Caledonia, Vancouver, BC, Mar. 1982-1986.
The Catalina Safari Co, Solano, CA, 1987-1990.
- Used for Eastern African Tours, based in Cairo.
- Delivered from U.S.A. to Victoria Falls, Sept. 1988.
The Catalina Safari Co, Harare, Zimbabwe, July 1990-1992.
The Catalina Group, Auckland, New Zealand, 1994-2002.
- Registered as ZK-PBY, March, 1995.
- Flown as NZ4017/XX-T in No.6 SQN RNZAF scheme.