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By Jeannine L. Pedersen

For years, attaining the paradise vacation spot of Santa Catalina Island, situated miles out within the Pacific Ocean, was once attainable basically by way 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 airplane engine roars turned a particular reminiscence for lots of citizens, in addition to the fun of crossing the channel by means of aircraft and touchdown at the water. The �Airport within the Sky� opened in 1946, with United airways working DC-3s, by means of different airways working land-based planes. this present day helicopters hold passengers around the San Pedro Channel in under quarter-hour. This precise photographic historical past 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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