The Catalina has left Oban slightly later than expected but is now on route to Dublin.
Yesterday Miss Pick Up arrived in Oban after a long day of flying. Today the Catalina and crew are in Oban for a display in the morning over Oban Bay at 10:30 and will then return to Oban Airport and be open to the public from 12:30. Due to deteriorating weather the local flight will now take place directly after the display so keep your eyes peeled!
The aircraft will be staying in Oban until Saturday before departing at 11:00 to fly on to Dublin and then Newquay via Pembroke Dock.
Jeff apologises for not responding to all emails, comments and text messages. As you can imagine he has been busy flying! He will endeavour to respond to all messages as soon as he is able.
Jon Butts, Mike Cross, Karl Drage have all taken some excellent photos which you can see here.
Today’s the day! As long as there are no last minute delays from 10:30 onwards you should be able to track the Catalina’s progress here.
A map of the 2013 route is now available here. A live map will be made available tomorrow, updating every 10 minutes with the Catalina’s location.
The page for charities is now live with the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund (RAFBF) listed and one more charity to follow. Any money donated via this page goes to the charity and it is totally separate to any sponsorship to support the Catalina’s flight around the UK.