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Review of Airport in the Sky

Airport in the Sky
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 10, 2012

On the clearest of days my brother flew us over in his small plane. What a way to see this island. Stunning. Airport has transportation into Avalon. We could see the buildings of LA from the airport. Amazing.

Thank ginnyd6323
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Chocolate chip cookies were GREAT! Loved looking at the mounted pictures and news articles. Scenic road up to the airport with gorgeous views of the island and the Pacific.

Thank Nancy M
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

The day that we were there was not a clear day.The visibility was low and you really feel like you are walking in between clouds, love the feeling!

Thank GuteReise88
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

I have been flying in to Catalina for the past several years and an please they finally did something about fixing up the runway. Landing on Catalina is charming because it feels as if you are on vacation even though you might have just flown from one of the local airports along the coast 26 miles away. I often fly in and hike around the island for a few hours, which is perfect because when you finish hiking you can stop in at DC 3 restaurant for something to eat.

I guess the place is famous for it's buffalo burgers but I'm not much of a burger person. I have had the sandwich's and they are OK but the chef could use a little lesson from some of the chef's featured on Guy Fieri, Dinner's Drive-in's and Dives. If I might suggest, don't pile the meat up in the center of the sandwich but rather distribute it evenly over the bread so that you don't end up with few bites out of the center and the rest all bread. Also, you might come up with a dressing or two for the sandwiches. The cookies are really good home made and wonderful but be warned, they can fill you up. So eat your meal first or don't eat a meal and just eat the cookie. This restaurant is really just a grill and the food is the least attractive thing about visiting Airport in the sky.

There is not doubt that seating outside has a wonderful view. Sometime you will see Buffalo down in the valley and certainly if you hike around you might run into a buffalo face to face. I don't think you really have anything to worry about if you do encounter one because they seem domesticated and docile. But always use caution.

Enjoy the place it's lots of fun.

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

.We had the delightful all you a eat barbecue, once a month, music and fun to see how big this island is.

Thank mary w
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