© Airport in the Sky
Airport in the Sky, also known officially as Catalina Airport, is a private airport that is located atop Catalina Island's highest elevation point at 1,602 feet. The airport is open to the public daily for the landing of general commuter and tourist aircraft, with limited supply airfreight operations also maintained on a regular basis. It was originally opened to the public in 1941 as the Buffalo Springs Airport, constructed by island developer William Wrigley Jr. During World War II, the airport was used as a training facility, and during the mid-20th century, the airport accepted commercial passenger flights, gaining public notoriety for its inclusion in the feature film The In-Laws. Today, it is primarily utilized by private pilots and is accessible to visitors through Wildlands Express tours, which operate daily. In addition to the airport's spectacular mountain views, its DC-3 Grill is a top island attraction, serving a variety of beef, bison, chicken, and vegetarian burger and sandwich options.
1 Airport Rd, Avalon, CA 90704, Phone: 310-510-1445
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