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Address: 1 Airport Rod., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310.510.0143
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Description: The Airport in the Sky occupies a 1,602-foot-tall mountaintop at the...
The Airport in the Sky occupies a 1,602-foot-tall mountaintop at the center of the Catalina Island, 10 miles from the city of Avalon. It's a great destination by tour or shuttle bus, bicycle, on foot whether hiking the Trans Catalina Trail or walking over from Black Jack, or of course, via private or chartered small plane. Its single 3,250-foot-long runway was constructed by blasting and leveling two adjacent peaks, then using the resulting debris to fill in the gaps.The image is of a T-34 Beechcraft that flew in to participate in one of the Airport in the Sky's monthly Aeroclub Fly-In Days.
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Unique & Fun Airport

The airport is a big part of how the island functions. We stopped here on an inland tour, learning some great tidbits of trivia and history. It is a wonderful place to get a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The airport is a big part of how the island functions. We stopped here on an inland tour, learning some great tidbits of trivia and history. It is a wonderful place to get a snack, souvenir, or a bottle of wine made from the Catalina vineyards!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a stop on the Inland Tour, and a real gem of the Island. Try a Bison Dog while you're there and check out their unique gift shop. Found some great souvenirs for myself, which is rare!

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Orange County, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This airport was a stopping point on a bus tour that our group took. It is a small airport about ten miles outside of downtown Avalon. There is a restaurant, gift shop, and rest rooms at the facility.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Rode our mountain bikes up from Avalon 10 miles to the Airport in the Sky. 1602' elevation from Sea level. Tough ride but worth the adventure. The views were spectacular and we also saw a buffalo on the way. The restaurant was great and defiantly happy to have some food before our ride back down. The road was rough and... More 

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El Cajon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This was the mid-point of the inland bus tour we took. DO try the cookies in the little gift shop...fabulous!

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Bellflower, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you are traveling to Catalina and staying in Avalon for any period of time make some time to take one of the tours that stops at the Airport in The Sky. The Cape Canyon Tour, and The Skyline Drive Tour are two good options. This small airport has a landing strip for small planes as well as helicopters and... More 

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Apple Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The Airport in the Sky is at the end of the Skyline Drive Tour. Great drive to get out there, some nice overlooks of the harbor and Catalina Island. There is food available at the airport, a little expensive but not bad. I picked up some buffalo jerky for the trip back. It’s worth the trip.

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Blackpool, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Took a tour to the Airport in the sky - quite a hairy drive! Worth the views though. Had a great cookie and coffee in the café up there.

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Thousand Oaks, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Can't wait to go back as I don't think I will find the equal on the mainland. The buffalo burger was so delicious and the staff very accommodating.

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Not much to see other than the runway and a restaurant. We hooked up with a service that provides bike rentals to the airport. He drops you off there and you bike down to the harbor. The beginning has a couple of steep hills but most of the trip was downhill. You pick your own pace and stop as much... More 

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Address: 1 Airport Rod., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310.510.0143
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon

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