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Review of Airport in the Sky

Airport in the Sky
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Catalina Island Cape Canyon Expedition
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Santa Catalina Island Skyline Drive Tour
Ranked #5 of 56 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.
Reviewed October 15, 2013

The view from the Catalina airport is worth the drive/ride. My only regret is that I only bought one cookie. There are no other cookies as good as the ones sold at this airport.

Thank MJCAN
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stopped here during a bus tour of the island, expecting to be able to have a quick, but tasty, lunch as was described by the ticket booth and bus drive. When we arrived, there was already a long line. There was a tour bus menu, which did not offer hamburgers (which had been specifically mentioned by the ticket booth personnel). Then an announcement was made that they coudn't serve any food to our group with no explanation!? The view was okay, but we had to watch other people eating and enjoying it.

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

We took a private van tour of the island with one of the stops being this airport. The airport was one of the highlights of the tour. The views were spectacular. It is mind- boggling to think of using this airport out of necessity.

Thank Virginia Y
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

It was cold the day we visited and the hot chocolate felt great. Also, found the souvenirs here different than in town and more what I like to buy to bring back home. Again, this is a bldg that has been around a long time and well maintained. The drive up, with many views of bison (one up close) and a Catalina fox, was a great way to spend the afternoon on the island.

Thank maigheu
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

We were there because our jeep trip stopped there. Not that big of a deal. It's small and not much to do.

Thank maggieminn
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