We have received this letter from Bernie van Surksum fly coordinator, Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina Holland.

“Our beautiful Dutch Catalina is stationed in a brand new hangar now at Lelystad airport in Holland.

Highslide JS

Catalina and DC-3 seen in the new hangar
by Dutch Simba’s photostream

We will start flying again probably in april after all the inspections and doing roundtrips and splash and go’s with 15 passengers per flight from Lelystad airport.

Of course we will also be available for airshows and foreign trips like in Austria when I had this pleasant meeting with you.

If you have any idea’s about us coming over to Hungary please let me know and we can do roundtrips with passengers in our seaplane.”

Of course, I have idea about it.

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9 thoughts on “Splash and go Dutch Catalina

  • Hi,

    Please could you let me know how to book a flight on this Catalina? Is it still flying from Lelystad airport?

    Kind regards,


  • Please could you let me know conditions and how to book a flight on this Catalina during september period 2012 for a group of 10 people ? Is it now ready and still flying from Lelystad airport?

    Kind regards,

    Laurent CLAEYS (Dunkerque-59- Franrijk)

  • Could you please give me information on booking a touch `n` go flight in the catalina this summer 2015

  • Hi there

    I am going to be on Holidays in Amsterdam in July from the 15th to the 18th is there any chance of a Splash and go flight going a head in that time scale its my only chance of a Catalina flight and I don’t want to head home to Northern Ireland with out it.

    thank you.


    James William Scott

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  • Do you still do passenger flights and how much would it cost. My father flew in them in the war. I would love to experience what he did. Hope to hear back from you.

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