IATA AVX, known as the Airport in the Sky
Santa Catalina Island (2.73 mi / 4.39 km)
Site of Nataline Wood drowning (5.25 mi / 8.44 km)
City of Avalon (6.57 mi / 10.57 km)
Two Gun Placements (22.36 mi / 35.98 km)
Marineland of the Pacific (23.12 mi / 37.21 km)
Pacific Cruise Ship Terminals (25.00 mi / 40.23 km)
Vincent Thomas Bridge (25.27 mi / 40.66 km)
Port Of Los Angeles (25.97 mi / 41.79 km)
Sea Launch (25.98 mi / 41.81 km)
Sea Launch Commander (26.02 mi / 41.87 km)
From: tedderThis is a cool airport to fly into. It is built out of two mountaintops- the tops were blasted and the fill used to join them together. It's cool to drop down onto the runway, since it pretty much fills the top of the mountain/plateau.
Wed Sep 28 11:08:07 -0700 2005
AVX is also known for the Buffalo Spring Station, which serves buffalo burgers. The buffalo were brought to the island in the 1920s for a film production. They've been allowed to roam ever since.