Trans Catalina Airlines began service to the Island from Long Beach Airport, San Pedro Terminal and Orange County (John Wayne) Airport in 1978. Flying the beautiful Grumman Mallard amphibian, Trans Catalina touted having the only "wide body" service to Catalina. The airline's owner was Dan Hill and Manager was Frank Strobel.
Trans Catalina's Fleet:
N36DF (c/n J-18)
N95DF (c/n J-19)
N51151 (c/n J-42)
Airline Logo and Paint Liveries
California Amphibious Transport/ CAT
California Amphibious Transport only operated for about a year. They also flew the Grumman Mallard amphibian and provided service to the Island from Long Beach Airport. The airline's owner was Dan Aikens.