Everything was in place and ready to go for Blue Crab Airlines. The capital had been raised, the aircraft selected, the logo agreed upon, Out-of-the Fire and 98 Cannon were chosen for inflight catering, and a shovel-ready plan was in hand for a new Easton Airport with four passenger gates, let alone a significant expansion of Sugar Buns, and then coronavirus hit.
After years of secret meetings, discussions with the FAA, the firm plans to take down the former Black and Decker building, the same mysterious investor in last year’s major Avalon Theatre expansion, finally got the approval to begin non-stop service from (ESN) to major Florida cities and the West Coast with a planned roll out for April 1.
But in a stunning reversal of fortune, Blue Crab Airlines (BCA) instead has put a full stop on launching the first commercial air service to the Mid-Shore.
One of the two local folks that were intimately involved in the proposed airline was engineer and developer Bob Rauch, who had helped complete the new terminal. The other, native Kent Countian, Hunter Harris, as Blue Crab’s chief pilot and former captain for the famed Fuji blimp.
The Spy spoke by both via Zoom to talk about the Crab’s failure to launch and their planned vision for full jet service coming to ESN.
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Important Editor Note: Dear gentle reader, if you have been able to suspend your disbelief to the very end of this article, we must make it clear that this is entirely fake news to celebrate April Fools Day. Last year’s April 1st story for the Chestertown Spy can be found here and our Talbot Spy spoof here.