LRGT
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Is Chalk's Ocean Airways Belly-up?

Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:29 pm

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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RE: Is Chalk's Ocean Airways Belly-up?

Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:24 pm

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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RE: Is Chalk's Ocean Airways Belly-up?

Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:03 pm

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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RE: Is Chalk's Ocean Airways Belly-up?

Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:58 am

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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RE: Is Chalk's Ocean Airways Belly-up?

Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:51 pm

The FAA commuter authority was revoked by the FAA last week.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)
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vald
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RE: Is Chalk's Ocean Airways Belly-up?

Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:43 pm

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.
 
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RE: Is Chalk's Ocean Airways Belly-up?

Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:42 am

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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