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Is Chalk's Ocean Airways Belly-up?  
User currently offlineLrgt From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 710 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2731 times:

What is going on with Chalk's? They have an active AOC, but no aircraft. Their website indicates all flights are operated by wet lease, but when I go to book a flight, it seems as if there are no flights in their reservations system!

Also, I noticed that about 10 days ago their president (who is still the owner) resigned! (according to the FL secretary of state)


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User currently offlineLrgt From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 710 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2696 times:

Also, I heard somewhere that Chalk's is the oldest airline in the world (1917), but the FAA website says they've only been in business since the 80's... which is correct?


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User currently offlineRikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1625 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2696 times:

The name "Chalks" has been consistant throughout its history. The company, though, has had many MANY owners. Hence the FAA's website listing is correct.

I am surprised that the airline continued on after the unfortunate accident. The romanticism of flying the old Grumans was brought to a sobering end. It is unfortunate that even with all the care given, that planes (especially in a salt water environment) cannot last forever.



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User currently offlineLrgt From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 710 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2490 times:

Quoting Rikkus67 (Reply 2):
I am surprised that the airline continued on after the unfortunate accident.

Did it? I thought they had to charter aircraft and they never flew again? I don't even think they're even marketing flights anymore unfortunately  Sad



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24890 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2305 times:

The FAA commuter authority was revoked by the FAA last week.
Chalk's Intl Commuter Authority Revoked (by LAXintl Oct 4 2007 in Civil Aviation)



From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlineVald From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2157 times:

Quoting Lrgt (Reply 1):
Also, I heard somewhere that Chalk's is the oldest airline in the world (1917),

I think there has been a few chalk's, like there's been a few pan-am this & that.
i believe the oldest same airline is KLM it goes back to 1919.


User currently offlineACVitale From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 922 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

There has only been one Chalk's. My understanding is while they are not engaged in scheduled air services at this time they are engaged in operating a series of track charter programs. This may include some Cuba trips as well.

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