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TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: A Look Back at Chalk’s Ocean Airways

Very few airlines have been able to conquer both the sea and the air. One of the few airlines to do so was Chalk’s Ocean Airways. Based in Florida, the small airline used seaplanes to transport locals and tourists around the state and to the Bahamas. At one point the airline claimed to be the oldest airline in operations. However, mismanagement and cost cutting lead to their unfortunate demise. Chalk’s Ocean Air was founded in 1917 as Red Arrow Flying…