Circuit of Britain commemorative flight coming to Cornwall
An aircraft will be commemorating a 100 year old flight and can be seen in the skies above Cornwall this weekend.
The Catalina is the oldest UK-based airworthy amphibian plan which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.
It will be honouring the daring flying expeditions of the pioneer aviators, including Harry Hawker and Harry Kauper in 1913.
The Circuit of Britain Race in that year was the first major competition for seaplanes.
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While airspace is more restricted now than then, the Catalina crew intend to follow the route as closely as possible.
The five day flight will take them from IWM Duxford, where Catalina is based, on a 1,600 mile route.
They are due to fly past Newquay and Perranporth on Saturday at 3.44pm and then land at Newquay Airport.
On Sunday it will fly over Land’s End from 1pm, arriving in Falmouth at 1.40pm for a display between Pendennis Castle and Pennance Point, before heading to Exmouth.