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Catalina Air Show in Sept.

Catalina Air Show in September Commemorates Historic Flight
September 29 and 30, 2012

Aviation history was made on May 12, 1912 when a young Glenn L. Martin climbed onto a handmade box-Kite flying machine. He took off from Newport Beach, flying 34 miles in 37 minutes for the longest over-water flight in the world at the time and performed what was the first sea landing in history in Avalon Bay. This year Catalina Island will commemorate this 100 year anniversary of this historic event with a two-day air show and festival on September 29th and 30th. 

Avalon Harbor and Avalon Canyon provide a natural amphitheater ideal for this spectator event. From the patios of private homes and hotels to the anchorages on the bay to the streets and beaches of Avalon, many opportunities exist for thousands to view the aerial extravaganza.

In addition to the aerial show, the weekend long festival will include Coast Guard demonstrations, historic dog fights, military flybys as well as static displays on land and in the harbor. Catalina’s Airport in the Sky will host a fly-in for private pilots to participate.

The tens of thousands of seaplane landings in Catalina waters over the years provide another magic element to this exciting event. To the delight of spectators, amphibious planes will again land and moor in Avalon Harbor.
Being the premier boating destination in California adds the lure of yachtsmen from up and down the coast. Boaters moored in Avalon Harbor and local anchorages will have excellent vantage points for viewing the event. Chartered vessels of all sizes will anchor for the weekend off the harbor enjoying event and the many recreational opportunities Catalina has to offer

Hollywood and the media have had a long and endearing relationship with the “Island of Romance”. From the Big Band era and the famed Casino Ballroom to the movie “Mutiny on the Bounty”, tinsel town knows our island well. Over 400 movies including parts of The Aviator and Pearl Harbor have used Catalina as a filming destination.
For more information please contact Dan Teckenoff, teckenoff@gmail.com, 310-707-7041.


The Chicago Cubs trained on Catalina Island from 1921 to 1951.