Photo © Randall Smith
And after seeing it I went to:
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:
Photo © John Thompson
RIP old girl and all who perished that tragic day.