Aircraft Photo of VH-ASA | Consolidated PB2B-2 Catalina Mk.VI | #41103
Registration / Serial:VH-ASA
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PB2B-2 Catalina Mk.VI
Licence-built by:Boeing Canada
C/n (msn):61154
Aircraft Name:Frigate Bird II
City / Area:Sydney / Powerhouse Museum [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:18 August 2013
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 41103
Photo Comment

This historic Catalina in the Powerhouse Museum is VH-ASA 'Frigate Bird II' (Australia-South America). Built in Canada in 1944 for the RAF as JX630, later RAAF A24-385). In 1951 it flew the first air crossing of the South Pacific Ocean, from Rose Bay Sydney to Valparaiso Chile, under legendary Captain P.G. Taylor GM. Also visible are DH-60X Cirrus Moth VH-UAU, Dept of Health NSW Beech B80 Queen Air VH-AMB and a Wheeler Scout on floats.

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