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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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Really Cool Airport

We visited the Airport in the Sky on a Hummer tour. We actually had lunch there and enjoyed the nostalgia as well as the food. It is an interesting place to visit, but would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We visited the Airport in the Sky on a Hummer tour. We actually had lunch there and enjoyed the nostalgia as well as the food. It is an interesting place to visit, but would recommend doing it with a tour.

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Berlin, CT
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Got to see a totally different Catalina. Wild buffalo, beautiful vistas, incredible winding roads with steep drop offs. Very cool above the clouds!

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NJ
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162 reviews 162 reviews
67 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

If you arrive on Catalina and haven't already reserved a tour it will be difficult to find someone to take you out of Avalon and into the back country that makes up 99% of the island. The airport shuttle bus provides an available and cheaper alternative. For around $25 you can reserve a ride to the "airport in the sky"... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Hard to get to from Avalon unless you fly in they serve their famious buffalo burger, hot dogs and tacos. Save room for their Killer Cookies. The best cookies I have ever had. Baked fresh daily. Also, home made potato chips. Yummy.

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Columbus, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Stopped here with a tour. Great break spot...unique souvenirs, GREAT food (buffalo tacos and killer cookies), and amazing views. Really enjoyed seeing this unique airport and talking to the managers!

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Hemet, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

If you had time the food looked great! It was clean with great restrooms. Our bus was running late so we didn't have time to sit and enjoy the food.

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Elk Grove, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Stopped at the airport as part of a trip to the inland. Small airport, clean, nice bathrooms. Runway is a bit sketchy from local reports, I would be hesitant to fly in here unless you have a very experienced pilot.

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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The Airport in the Sky is really cool but I would not go out of my way or make a special trip to get there. I visited as part of a tour through the interior of the island. I chose the tour specifically because I wanted to visit the Airport in the Sky, but I would not waste money taking... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Eat the bison burgers. While the burgers aren't made from the bison on Catalina, they are lean, tasty burgers. Also try the cookies. They are delicious. As for the site, it's OK. I don't know if I'd Ho again, but the ride getting there was lovely

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Get a buff dog. Best hot dog I've ever had. plus not to mention your at an airport on top of a mountain. OH YOU MUST GET THE DC3 COOKIES. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!

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