By Jeannine L. Pedersen

ISBN-10: 0738559369

ISBN-13: 9780738559360

For years, attaining the paradise vacation spot of Santa Catalina Island, situated miles out within the Pacific Ocean, was once attainable essentially by means of steamship. yet as early as 1912, the 1st amphibious plane landed in Avalon Bay, and the 1st air-passenger provider was once brought in 1919. Seaplane carrier thrived on Catalina, and plane engine roars grew to become a particular reminiscence for lots of citizens, besides the joys of crossing the channel by way of airplane and touchdown at the water. The �Airport within the Sky� opened in 1946, with United airways working DC-3s, via different airways working land-based planes. this day helicopters hold passengers around the San Pedro Channel in under quarter-hour. This designated photographic background covers public air transportation to and from Southern California�s iconic island, that includes stories and tales from citizens, viewers, and airline employees.

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