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“great lunch”
Review of Airport in the Sky

Airport in the Sky
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Catalina Island Cape Canyon Expedition
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Ranked #6 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.
Irvine, California
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“great lunch”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

took the shuttle up - fun ride ate at the airport food was well prepared
great cookies bison burger and veggie tacos
Fun place to adventure when visiting Catalina

Visited August 2014
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Los Gatos, California
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“Good food, great service, and it's really out of the way”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

We hiked up to Airport in the Sky (10 miles, up a very steep road, but you can take a bus as well) and met up with some bison right by the side of the road on our way. Very well worth the trip! Lots of old Catalina photos, good shopping, and a fun atmosphere. Great views from the windows, once you get to the airport restaurant.

Visited July 2014
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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Quick Drop In”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Arrival by air at the mountain top is breathtaking. Short but safe landing strip. Many fly over from the mainland for a scenic lunch. Renowned for their cookies and buffalo burgers. Catalina-centric gift shop. Accessible by road. Tram tours from Avalon provide a very pleasant drive. If you look close you might see buffalo roaming near the roadway.

Visited June 2014
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California
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“A fun stop on our visit”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

The Airport in the Sky was a fun stop during our tour of the island. We stopped for lunch, their amazing cookies, and a souvenir. They're planning to build a museum, and have just acquired the plan that Mr. Wrigley used to fly to the island. Great views from the airport given it's location and elevation. GREAT STOP!

Visited July 2014
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Chico, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“If you don't go, you don't miss anything”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

We stopped here on our tour for lunch. Just another tourist trap, trying to get you to buy their stuff and their food.

Visited July 2014
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