Catalina Connection

Catalina Air Show to Return in October

Byline: Ambrosia Brody

Catalina Air Show to Return in October

AVALON — The 2013 Scheyden Catalina Air Show will soar into Avalon and Catalina Island’s Airport-in-the-Sky Oct. 26-27, bringing a lineup of historic aircraft, daredevil performing aviators and vintage aircraft-related exhibits.

Sponsored by Scheyden Precision Eyewear, the show will feature the Red Bull Helicopter and Team Scheyden’s Dave Mathieson, better known as “Super Dave.” Mathieson flies MX2, which has a roll rate of 500 degrees.

“We couldn’t be more pleased,” said show organizer Dan Teckenoff. “It will be bigger and better than ever.”

The restored 1950s Albatross One seaplane will once again appear at the air show. The amphibious plane, owned by Row 44 and based in Camarillo, has a 97-foot wingspan and is 65 feet long — nose to tail.

Vintage and specialty aircraft will be on display at Catalina’s Airport-in-the-Sky, and an aerial demonstration will take place off the Avalon breakwater. Street booths with an aeronautical theme will be set up along Crescent Avenue.

Although the best places to watch the air show are from the comfort of boats moored and anchored in the bay, there will be several on-land VIP viewing spots to be announced later, on the air show’s website.

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