Avalon Air Transport  Grumman G-21A Goose   N328    (c/n  B127)


                                        Avalon Air Transport was founded in 1953 by veteran aviator Dick Probert.   It was based at
                                        Long Beach Municipal Airport and provided services from there to Santa Catalina Island (of
                                        "Twenty-six miles across the Sea" fame).   Take off was from LGB's runway and landing was
                                        in Avalon Harbor.   I had the honor of sitting in the right hand seat on one memorable occasion.
                                        AAT operated some fourteen Grumman Gooses (shouldn't that be Geese?) at one point or another,
                                        but not all at once.  Those most I ever saw together was seven.    In 1961 the livery was changed
                                        from white and dark blue to a light and dark blue scheme as seen below, which was getting the
                                        salt water washed off its bottom..  I believe it was only worn for one season.   In 1963 the corp-
                                        orate name was changed to Catalina Airlines.

                                      Grumman G-21A Goose  N322                (c/n  B73)