Our Tribute to the Pilots that made Catalina Island's Aviation History
This list includes the earliest pioneers of flight, as well as many of the pilots who flew airline service to Catalina, including Wilmington-Catalina Airlines Limited, Pacific Marine Airways, Chaplin Airlines, United Airlines, Amphibian Air Transport, Avalon Air Transport/ Catalina Airlines, Catalina Channel Airlines, Catalina Seaplanes, Catalina Golden West, Air Catalina, Catalina Airlines Inc. (1970s) Catalina Flying Boats, Trans Catalina Airlines and California Amphibious Transport:
Glenn Martin
Art Burns
Hal Holloway
Walt Seiler
Don McBain
Jim Andrews
Murray Arthur
Fred Austin
Fred Austin lll
George Baker
Roy Behrens
Bill Bridgeman
George Briggs
Jerry Brown
Ken Brown
"Jugs"Burkhard
John Callahan
Gil Chase
Dick Conover







Milt Coppage
Jack Cosper
Rex Cotter
Jack Dowdle
Harry Ira Downes
John Doyle
Joe Emmet
Dick Field
Cliff Forrester
Dick Gately
Walt Gillard
Harry Griffin
Bob Hanley
Richard Halliday
Dan Hill
Barney Hines
Bob Hoover
Roy Huffine
Jackson Hughes
Ian James






Bill Jamison
Clarence Jasper
Herb Johnson
Eric Jordan
Edward Jones
Bill Kilgour
Stuart Kilgour
Chuck Kirk
Moose Krebs
Bob LaTurner
Richard Lord
Bill Maxwell
Bob Martin
Vance McClellan
Ray McClure
Jim McDonalds
Vern Magee
Bill Mims
Frank Mulvihill
Penny Pendleton




Fred Pierce
John Pinney
Jim Poste
John Porter
Dick Probert
Bob Reynolds
Ralph Savory
P.T.W. Scott
Bob Sheker
Bud Smith
Warren Stoner
Russ St. Pierre
Lisa Thomas
Jim Thompson
Jerry Vanderville
Mike Vida
John Wells
Bill Young
Ed Wilkenson
Speed Wilson
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Sikorsky VS44A "Mother Goose" Page
Fred Austin lll
Bob Hanley
Clarence Jasper
Walt Seiler
Bill Kilgour
Lloyd "Jugs" Burkhard
Bob Hoover and Vern Magee at the 2004 Catalina Seaplane Reunion
Fred Austin, Wilmington-Catalina Airline
John Pinney and Fred Pierce

#1 Dick Probert, #2  Bill Kilgour, #3 Fred Pierce, #6 Warren Stoner
Wilmington -Catalina Airline pilots from left: Walt Seiler, Harry Ira Downes and Dick Conover posing with movie star, Jean Harlow. Photo courtesy of Eugene Downes
Dick Probert
Warren Stoner
Captain Ian James
Captain Ray McClure (White cap)
Captain Fred Austin
Captain Bob Hanley