Classic Cockpits - Flying the PBY Catalina. Designed in 1935, the legendary PBY-5 Catalina flying boat served with distinction in both the Atlantic and Pacific during World War II as a long-range maritime patrol bomber and as an air-sea rescue aircraft. Now, you can experience the thrill of flying a PBY-5 just like the pilots who took to the air in it more than 65 years ago!
Featuring multiple camera views of cockpit operations, spectacular flying footage shot from a helicopter and a speedboat, and informative cockpit conversations, the program puts you in the cockpit of a PBY-5A Catalina during a training weekend in New Zealand. You'll enjoy a flight from engine start to shutdown, a thrilling water landing and takeoff, a walk around, formation flying with Yak trainers, fantastic scenery, and much more.
Run time is about 67 minutes. Widescreen in color. Format is NTSC DVD and region-free.