Catalina Island News

2014 Scheyden Catalina Air Show Scheduled for October 4

Catalina Island Aviation Foundation

Scheyden Precision Eyewear - the market leader for premium lenses and frames engineered for aviation, fishing and golf, among other pursuits - announces that the Third Annual Scheyden Catalina Air Show will be held Saturday, October 4 in Avalon Bay on Catalina Island.

Quickly becoming one of the region’s most popular social outings, the Catalina Airshow is the only event of its kind in North America held over beautiful Pacific Ocean waters. Supporting the mission of sharing the magic and thrill of flying with spectators young and old will be performances by some of the world’s most skilled aviators. Among these are “Super Dave” Mathieson in his customized Scheyden MX2, Jon Melby, Stephan Trischuk, Vicky Benzing and living legend Clay Lacy flying his stunning, vintage United Airlines Douglas DC-3.

“This unique experience will highlight the thrill and precision of flight over one of the country’s most beautiful harbors,” says Jeff Herold, Scheyden founder and an instrument-rated private pilot. “We’re taking the production to even greater heights this year with new performers and a VIP Experience package.” 

The ticketed VIP Experience will offer attendees a special viewing area with hors d’oeuvres, along with five hours of beer and wine tasting that features two of the nation’s finest craft breweries, Stone Brewery and Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Also included are a variety of musical performances, with one of the best Jim Morrison impersonators, Dave Brock of Wild Child, joining legendary guitarist Robby Krieger of The Doors for a headline performance.

The Catalina Air Show is the primary fundraiser for the Catalina Island Aviation Foundation, which helps maintain Catalina Island’s Airport-in-the-Sky – a critical component to the survival of local islanders – and works with the Catalina Island Conservancy to preserve nesting grounds for the American Bald Eagles that call the area home.

“We look forward to continuing our great relationships with sponsors, the media and all our fans,” adds Herold. “The Scheyden team, Catalina Island’s fantastic residents and all our performers have kicked into full gear and are committed to making this year’s production one that will truly stand out in the world of unique events.”

Those interested in learning more about sponsorship packages, press credentials, vendor or volunteer opportunities may e-mail or call 888-798-1118.

Tax-deductible VIP packages, and other tickets, may be purchased at   

About Catalina Island Aviation Foundation
The non-profit Catalina Island Aviation Foundation was established in 2014 to protect and promote more than 100 years of aviation history on one of America’s most beautiful islands. Its work includes helping maintain Catalina’s Airport-in-the-Sky. Located 10 miles from the city of Avalon, the airport was completed in 1946. It occupies a 1,602-foot-tall mountaintop at the center of the Island and has a single 3,250-foot-long runway. To promote natural flight alongside general aviation, the Catalina Island Aviation Foundation has partnered with the Catalina Island Conservancy to help protect nesting grounds for the American Bald Eagles that call the island home.