In 1979, it was renamed John Wayne Airport With the advent of commercial and private aircraft operations between Catalina and Southern California, as well as the arrival of military flights to the island, a series of deadly aircraft. So when the Woodland Hills couple separated after more than two decades together last year their sons now young adults Haronian enrolled in flight school, traveling to Camarillo and Catalina on a private helicopter circling the. Catalina Island and other scenic locations" But he was not licensed to conduct charter flights, Federal Aviation Administration records show He earned his private pilots license Sept 7, 2001, but that did not qualify him for. A search is underway for a student pilot and his flight instructor after their small plane disappeared over the coast of Catalina Island during the Memorial Day weekend Edmond Haronian, 50, of Woodland Hills and his instructor, Jason. Soupedup airplanes will perform jawdropping daredevil moves over the water at Catalina Island on Saturday when a fledgling air Itll be like a private party out there, he said, referring to the ticketed area Before the planes zip across. AP PhotoNick Ut LOS ANGELES AP A small plane carrying a student pilot and veteran instructor remained missing Tuesday after a weekend flight to Santa Catalina Island off the coast the way toward earning his private pilots. Catalina Island had been struggling to build its tourism for decades when a young aviator from Santa Ana took off from Newport Beach on May 10, 1912 and completed the longest overwater flight to date and becoming the first to land on. EVER since childhood Santa Catalina Island has rung in my head like an old tune or maybe children drench themselves in spray and debark at Avalon amid the bustle of private yachts The same landmarks punctuate the. A pilotintraining and flight instructor went missing in a singleengine Cessna 172 after departing from Catalina Island airport over the weekend The Coast Guard and Federal Aviation Administration launched a search Monday after the.