Flying into Catalina Island is every private pilot’s wet dream, especially at sunset. But it’s also one of the most challenging runways in the world. The Airport in the Sky gets more than its fair share of incidents and accidents, and as we departed the airport again we could see the wreck of another aircraft that had met its demise on the bumpy uphill runway with steep cliffs at each end. We landed on Runway 22 almost exactly at sunset and departed a few days later, going back to Montgomery Field, San Diego.

Music by Lukas Graham: Seven Years