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 provided seaplane service to the Island for about a year. CAT provided service from Long Beach Airport with a Grumman Mallard and a Piper Navajo. The airline's owner was Dan Aikens.