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“Good tour of the island interior”
Review of Airport in the Sky

Airport in the Sky
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$124.00*
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Catalina Island Cape Canyon Expedition
Ranked #5 of 57 things to do in Avalon
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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.
Leeds UK
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Good tour of the island interior”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

The airport in the sky was included in a Conservancy Jeep Tour of the island. Excellent tour and good to see eagles and the scenery both of the interior of the island and of the coast - would recommend. It was chilly and we were glad the jeep had blankets. We could have done with a warm hat and gloves! The airport in the sky was very much appreciated both for the views and also the warm drinks.

Visited January 2013
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Lehi, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“airport in the sky”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Positive: decent food, nice ambiance, friendly workers.
Negative: pricey food, not much to see, restaurant chilly.

Visited January 2013
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Grants Pass, OR
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A Worthwhile Visit!”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

If you have never been - it's definitely worth the trip. There are a lot of interesting historical sites along the way.

Visited January 2013
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Santa Barbara
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place to eat!!!!”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Had a great breakfast prior to a 10 bike ride back to Avalon - downhill :-) We love the hummingbirds, and were told about the great BBQ's hosted here in the summer with entertainment!!!!

Visited January 2013
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Camarillo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“great place for lunch!”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Didn't fly in, but our tour stopped there for lunch. Staff was super friendly, and lunch was good and a reasonable price. The view out back was spectacular, and the cookies were AMAZING!!

Visited January 2013
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