Air Pictorial 2002-05
L.Ellyatt - From Berth 50 to Paradise
Short Solent flying-boat, G-AHIN, docked at Southampton in the last great days of BOAC’s post-war Empire routes.
Engines powering up and spray flying, a Chalk’s Ocean Turbo Mallard taxies under the Paradise Island bridge at Nassau, Bahamas.
One of Chalk's Ocean Airways Turbo Mallards prepares for another trip between Nassau and Miami. This elegant 'craft has PT6 turbines in place of the original R1340 Wasp piston engines.
Blue sea, white sand and palms evoke for the visitor to the Caribbean, memories of adventure story books. Now, the Chalk's Mallards whisk tourists past the islands to feed their enthusiasm.