T6Harvard wrote:I see they have hit target on gofundme. Eoghan has made a donation too, and his amazing photo is now the pic on the fundraising page.
Just to clarify : all those purchasing prints (including me), from Eoghan are charged for making a donation to go fund me as well as the cost of the print, handling and postage so it’s not necessarily solely Eoghan but his customers who are donating.
I am not quibbling about this it’s a good cause but I had already made a donation to go fund me long before Eoghans prints surfaced on the market so a little clarity would not go amiss.
Did the crane stay “on station” while preparations were made to remove the engine ? That is one big crane to lift out such a “light” engine. Lifetime friendships made with the local inhabitants perhaps. There is something so right in the Catalina design - an all time favourite since I saw them in Chaguaramas Trinidad, taking off in 2s in the bay in ‘62. Where is the nearest one to me (not counting the Loch Ness casualty) ?
I worked for a lovely lady whose late husband was ground crew on them in Singapore, IIRC. She went into a nursing home a couple of years ago and on one visit I took her some photos I'd taken of Miss Pick Up flying at Duxford. She had us both in tears.