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John Kelly, Legendary Seaplane Pilot, Takes His Last Flight

John D. Kelly, 72, founder of Shoreline Aviation, Inc., passed away peacefully at his home on June 27th surrounded by his wife, Andrea Collingwood, and family.

John D. Kelly, 72, passed away peacefully at his home on June 27th surrounded by his wife, Andrea Collingwood, sons Jeremy Collingwood (and wife Lauren) and Andrew Kelly, and his sister Patricia Kelly. He also leaves two step grandchildren, Damien and Cody. In 1980 John founded Shoreline Aviation, Inc. at Griswold Airport in Madison, CT.…

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News Article from Maintaining Floatplanes Maintaining Floatplanes

Reprinted with permission from Floatplanes provide a number of specialized and MRO intensive challenges for repair companies. Chris Kjelgaard | Jun 16, 2017 SINT MAARTEN – As one might intuitively guess, maintaining floatplanes and amphibians – particularly those which routinely operate commercial charters or scheduled services and need to provide very high levels of…

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New Shoreline Aviation Crew

Bill Weist, Captain, Shoreline Aviation, Inc.

Bill Weist is the newest addition to the Shoreline Aviation crew. We met him working in St. Thomas last year flying Caravans just like ours, and invited him to join us. He has a great deal of experience flying a variety of seaplanes and flying boats. He is flying seaplane charter for us in the…

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Where Are They Now?

Shoreline Aviation Former Pilots, Nick Sorenson and Adam Schewitz

Two of our pilots moved on to new adventures after last year’s summer season. After eight years with Shoreline Aviation, Nick Sorenson has gone back to Alaska to fly for a charter seaplane operator there. Nick was one of our most popular pilots in East Hampton and also flew in Florida and the Bahamas. While…

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