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Hear the fascinating experiences of pilot and instructor Paul Catanach

Join us for an evening lecture on Saturday 16th November to hear the fascinating experiences of pilot and instructor Paul Catanach.

Something of a latecomer to aviation Paul Catanach first threatened airspace (and everything beneath it) at the age of 30 with a Private Pilot’s Licence in the UK. Soon afterward he combined emigration to Australia with a career change and gained a Commercial Pilot’s Licence at Coolangatta in Queensland where he also snagged his first job as an instructor. After a couple of years teaching flying and theory subjects to trainee private and commercial pilots he combined shameless cronyism with blackmail and won a job based in Darwin in the Northern Territory.

Bashing around the bush in a series of clapped-out aircraft Paul carried freight both night and day the length and breadth of the GAFA experiencing the delights and perils of the Northern Territory’s two seasons, the dry and the wet. Despite the best efforts of passengers, live freight, other pilots and wildlife he survived several years before returning to the UK where he is now a training captain operating privately owned biz-jets to at least two corners of the Earth.


The evening will commence at 7:30 pm in the Lecture Theatre of the National Motor Museum’s Collections Centre and finish at around 10:00 pm. A pay bar will be available in the Collections Centre for the purchase of beers, wines and soft drinks.

Please note the National Motor Museum will not be open at this event.


For further information and to purchase tickets please contact Theresa Browning on 01590 614792 or email theresa.browning@beaulieu.co.uk.

Tickets will be sent electronically where possible, so please provide an email address in any correspondence. If tickets are required by post, please provide an SAE.

Members* £7.50
Non Members £10.00

*Friends of the National Motor Museum Trust


For more information about becoming a member of the Friends of The National Motor Museum Trust, visit their website.

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