Tag Archives: rathmines

Centre Wing Arrives.

15th April, 2014. After some bureaucratic delays, (again!), the final part of the Catalina PBY5-A, purchased from San Juan, has arrived. The ship carrying the mid-section wing arrived at a new terminal in Sydney, where no cranes were operating, no computer connectivity to staff dockside, and only limited access to quarantine staff (?). On top […]

‘Our Girl’ – Latest Update

Final shipping details have been finalised in San Juan. Fuselage and main wings will be loaded in Puerto Rico within the next two weeks. Approximate due date for arrival in Sydney is by the week ending 13th December. Preferred Newcastle Port for arrival was out of the question. Steel skid for fuselage is ready, as […]

Journey to Rathmines – A Transport Tale.

‘OUR GIRL’   Monday 21st October, 2013. The final part of the first shipment of ‘Our Girl’ from San Juan was completed today. Trust members, Rob Furner and John Richard journeyed to the Quarantine depot at Sydenham, Sydney, to collect the rear wing assembly (and rudder), along with the two Pratt & Whitney engines. Transport […]

‘Our Girl’ Update.

Engines and container with spare parts has cleared customs, and will be on their way ‘home’ next week. Slight issue with tail assembly – still in quarantine due to foreign matter lodged in little nooks and crannies. Quote: “The rudder where the bee’s were was fine, but when all the hatches were removed from the […]