Charlie Freehling and Matt Rodina on the G-73 Mallard. VISS Mallards operated with either the PT-6 turbine or PW  R1340's.

1944 - 2019

Matt may have been a financial executive, working for a number of large corporations but his love was aviation. He was a recognized aviation historian with a special interest in the Grumman Mallard. When Virgin Island Seapalne Shuttle started up in 1981, he knew he needed to be part of it.

I never met Matt but we talked on the phone and he gave me guidance on questions regarding the Mallards. 

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A great book on the Grumman Mallard published in 2006
JOURNAL - American Aviation Historical Society / Fall 1975

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