PBY Catalina International Association
Year Dates City State Country Attendees Events
2002 Nov-05
Pensacola Florida USA   University Mall Holiday Inn
Tue: 1300 Registration Desk; Hospitality Room open
1700 First-timers Affair; Get acquainted (Steamboat Roast Beef and Ham)
Wed: 0700 Continental Breakfast in Hospitality Room
0800 Registration and Hospitality Room open all day, daily
0830-1630 Buses to Fairhope and Foley (AL) shopping with lunch (incl) at Point Clear Grand Hotel
Evening Open
Thu: 0700 Continental Breakfast in Hospitality Room
0915 Buses to NAS - National Museum of Naval Aviation (NMNA)
1000-1130 Dedication of "Cutaway PBY" at NMNA
1200 Buses begin shuttle service back to hotel
1700 Buses to NMNA for Happy Hour and PBY Banquet
1800 Happy Hour Cash Bar
1900 PBY CIA Annual Banquet (Flounder stuffed with crab or Prime Rib au jus)
Fri: 0700 Continental Breakfast in Hospitality Room
0800-0900 PBY CIA Business Meeting in Hospitality Room
0915 Buses shuttle to NAS for Air Show & NMNA
Evening Open
Sat: 0700-???? Departure Breakfast
2001 Oct-10 to
Corpus Christi Texas USA   Radisson Hotel
2000 Nov-08 to
Branson Missouri USA   Radisson Hotel
1999 Sep-29 to
Ottawa Ontario Canada   Talisman Hotel
Tours, included a visit to the Canso at Nat'l Aviation Museum
(more info soon)
1998 Sep-30 to
Albequerque New Mexico USA   Visited Kirkland Air Force Base (saw an OA-10A, the U.S. Atomic Museum, and had an awesome lunch at the "O-Club") and continued on to the Native Aboriginal Cultural Center.
Tram ride to Sandia Peak, including dinner at 7000' or at the peak.
Tour of historic Santa Fe.
International Hot-air Balloon Festival.
Banquet w/entertainment by a ladies' vocal group. Guest speaker Robert Lehnert (Marine Corsair fighter pilot) told of his PBY rescue.
Many thanks to hosts Glen and Leo Marie Dawson!
1997 Oct. San Diego California USA   Tour San Diego Aerospace Museum
Shopping downtown San Diego
Shopping in Tijuana, MexicoDinner Cruise (dancing to Glenn Miller, etc)
PBY CIA Business Meeting
Outdoor banquet w/guest speakers (Tom Pollock, , )
1995   Pensacola Florida USA These guys and more  
1992 Virginia Beach? Flight time in PBY
1991 Oct.01-04 Geneseo New York USA
1990 Sep.13-16 New Orleans Louisiana USA Tour of Louisiana Superdome / buffet lunch at Stadium Club
PBY CIA Business Meeting
Shopping and tours
Banquet dinner
Farewell brunch
1989 Anaheim California USA 160+ of 391 (details sparse)
Surprise donation of champagne!
Optional visits to Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose (flying boat!)
Reunion within walking distance of Disneyland
1988 Apr.06-10 Jacksonville Florida USA 100- of approx 200 members Open-house at US Navy's Fleet Air Command, including the Mayport Aircraft Carrier Basin
Five-hour cruise aboard the carrier USS Forrestal (CVA-59), observing flight recovery operations
PBY CIA business meeting
Air show by the Blue Angels (based at NAS JAX)
Air show by the aerobatics team of Quality Motor Inn Corporation
Air show by a Marine Corps' Harrier jet (VSTOL)
Static display of Bob Franks' PBY-5A ("The Spirit of Naval Aviation")
Special tour of NAS JAX (former PBY training site) P-3 Orion Support Center
Visited PBY-5A on pedestal near Main Gate