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Chalk's Airlines Question  
User currently offlineAvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4114 times:

Please forgive my ignorance if this is a stupid question, but since I don't live in FLA information about Chalk's is very limited where I live. I saw this photo in the DB the other day:

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Photo © Randall Smith


And after seeing it I went to:
www.flychalks.com
As near as I can tell they will no longer be flying any seaplanes and will instead only be operating B1900s.
My question is: Is this actually the case? Are the Grummans gone for good?
I am well aware of (and greatly saddened by) the tragic accident they had, but was unaware that anything had been found to ground the entire fleet of Mallards.
Hopefully I am mistaken and they have found the rest of the fleet safe to use but from what little I can tell it would seem that they are gone for good. Or is it that Chalk's International is one entity and Chalks Ocean Airways still has the Mallards? Sorry if this has been discussed before, but I did a search for Chalk's and it didn't turn anything up.
It would be a shame if a sight like this were to never be seen again:

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Photo © John Thompson


RIP old girl and all who perished that tragic day.


Give me a mile of road and I can take you a mile. Give me a mile of runway and I can show you the world.
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User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4092 times:

I think there was another topic about this posted pretty recently, and from what I recall of it, the B1900 is a temporary measure to resume services, until their G73s are proven airworthy again. Services will include a daily Bimini and Nassau flight.


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User currently offlineImperialEagle From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2630 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4044 times:

I really enjoyed flying on those old Grummans. The view flying over downtown Miami or MB was so scenic.

I suspect airworthyness may not be as big a hurdle for Chalks as liability insurance.

Chalks is SO Miami.

I wish them all well.



"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough!"
User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3307 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4041 times:

Check the articles linked in this thread:

Chalk's To Resume Flights, But Without... (by KFLLCFII Aug 9 2006 in Civil Aviation)

They give a pretty good summary of Chalk's' current status.



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineAvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4008 times:

Thanks KFLLCFII, I don't know how I missed the other thread, but thanks for not flaming me for having missed it. I'll keep my fingers crossed for Chalk's.


Give me a mile of road and I can take you a mile. Give me a mile of runway and I can show you the world.
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