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Airport in the Sky

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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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Killer Cookie

i love the killer cookie.they have a nice souvenir, and the scenery are awesome plus we have a cool 1955 tour bus!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Oceanside, California
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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

i love the killer cookie.they have a nice souvenir, and the scenery are awesome plus we have a cool 1955 tour bus!!

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Fresno, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We went to the Airport in the Sky during our Skyline tour. It was interesting to learn about the history of the airport and how it was used during WWII. But other than that there is nothing really compelling about the place. They raved about their cookies in the cafe, but they were average at best. Honestly, it was a... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Fun little airport to visit. We stopped here on the bus ride from Two Harbors. I recommend taking a trip out if you have the time.

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Arcadia, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A must do airport for private pills. Have flown in here many times over the years and it's always fun. Very retro terminal, and the buffalo burgers in the small cafe can't be beat.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I was impressed that there is an airport at the top of a mountain. I went on the "Safari" Adventure Tour and the vehicle drives all the way up stage coach road to the airport and then back down. Impressive. Excellent views, photographers will love this.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

there are a couple of tours that will take you from Avalon for the 10 mile trip to the airport in the sky, but don't be fooled by the distance. it takes about 40 minutes to make the trip over a narrow, winding and scenic road. The airport is historic and charming. You can go up to the tower and... More 

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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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