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TWE/Resort Air To Catalina Island  
User currently offlinePI767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

Looking at a TWA flight schedule from 1987..... TWA operates TWE Express service via Resort Air from LAX to Catlina Island.

Can anyone tell me which airport on Catalina Island was served?

AVX - Avalon Bay
SXB - Avalo VOR/WP
CIB - Sky Harbor
THW - Two Harbors

Thanks!

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User currently offlinejpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4389 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1671 times:

Theres only one airport on Catalina.


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User currently offlinen5014k From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1592 times:

Right. Airport in the Sky is the only airport. This is CIB. The only Sky Harbor I know is PHX.

Avalon and Two Harbors are heliports, at least they were when I used to fly there in the late 70's on Sikorskys. The seaplane bases are gone if I recall rightly.


User currently offlinePI767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1562 times:

Quoting jpetekYXMD80 (Reply 1):
Theres only one airport on Catalina.
Quoting jpetekYXMD80 (Reply 1):
Right. Airport in the Sky is the only airport. This is CIB. The only Sky Harbor I know is PHX.

Thanks for the info.....you do realize I didnt just pull the other codes out of thin air, I hope. Plus, I am referring to 1987 and looking at a 1987 OAG that lists FOUR different airport codes under Catalina Island.

Times do change over the course of 24 years.


User currently offlinejpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4389 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1542 times:

Yeah, I guess CIB and AVX are different codes for the same airport and the others must be/been heliports or something? Not sure, but I think the current airport is the only landing strip theres been on the island, challenging place to build an airport.


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User currently offlineTomassjc From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 871 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1472 times:
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Quoting PI767 (Thread starter):
AVX - Avalon Bay
SXB - Avalo VOR/WP
CIB - Sky Harbor
THW - Two Harbors

AVX is where the seaplane base was (is?) at Avalon. Gruman Goose (Catalina Airlines, Catalina Seaplanes and later Golden West) service from LGB and San Pedro lasted until the late 70s I believe.

THW is also a seaplane base, but at the "Isthmus" towards the northwest end of the island. Hence the name "Two Harbors" Catalina Airlines also flew the Goose there too from Long Beach back in the day.

CIB is "Airport in the Sky" On top of the island about a 20 minute ride from Avalon. Long before TWE, in the early 70s, Golden West flew their Twin Otters there from LAX, LGB and SNA.

SXB is the VOR fix used for ATC.

Man, you're bringing back memories!

Tom SJC



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User currently offlineUSXguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1017 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1332 times:

www.airnav.com is a great resource to figure out what airport is what


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User currently offlineFX1816 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1400 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1261 times:

Quoting Tomassjc (Reply 5):
AVX is where the seaplane base was (is?) at Avalon. Gruman Goose (Catalina Airlines, Catalina Seaplanes and later Golden West) service from LGB and San Pedro lasted until the late 70s I believe.

AVX is the airport on the hill, whenever we get guys looking for flight following that is where they are going.

Quoting Tomassjc (Reply 5):
SXB is the VOR fix used for ATC.

Actually it's SXC for Santa Catalina VOR.

FX1816


User currently offlineTomassjc From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 871 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1103 times:
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Quoting FX1816 (Reply 7):
AVX is the airport on the hill, whenever we get guys looking for flight following that is where they are going.

Hmmm.I wonder what 3 letter code was used for the seaplane base?

Quoting FX1816 (Reply 7):
AVX is the airport on the hill, whenever we get guys looking for flight following that is where they are going

I have a GW bag tag in my collection that says CIB.. so I thought such.

Quoting USXguy (Reply 6):
Actually it's SXC for Santa Catalina VOR.

Yes...typo.



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