Aviation Photo #1853073 Lockheed L-188A Electra - American Airlines

[ Medium Large ]
94 of 126
Seems like an awfully shallow climbout, but it makes for a great shot. Taken by my great-uncle and scanned from a slide.
Sponsor Message
Sponsor Message
  • Add To Album
  • Like (59)
  • Photog's Choice
  • Cross-Data
    Jason McDowell
    American Airlines
    Lockheed L-188A Electra
    Lockheed L-188 Electra
    Lockheed L-188 Electra
    Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County
    August 1966
  • Correction
[ Medium Large ]
Distinct Views: 28,633
Photo Added: January 21, 2011

Comments (8)

6 years ago
Beautiful shot of an old classic girl. AA logo and colors, plus the orange detail on the engines that continue on to the prop spinners make this picture exciting on several levels.
6 years ago
Those Electras were very beautiful birds. Thank you for scanning this slide and posting it here.
6 years ago
That you very much for this great picture! It went right on my desktop background
6 years ago
Great airplane that suffered some tragic accidents. It did not last long because it was a transition from props to jets.
6 years ago
Love that American livery. Too bad this aircraft suffered from so many accidents. Also, had a short life because it was a transition from props to jets.
6 years ago
Wow! You can actually see the passengers! Love this photo of a fantastic old airliner!
5 years ago
The Lockheed Electra L-188 was a well designed, confortable, fast, efficient, powerful aircraft. This type gave VARIG 29 years of great service and was loved by all passengers and crew.
5 years ago
One of my favorites, rode on an AA Electra in 1962 from Port Columbus to Love Field. Great shot!

Explore Other Great Photos

Photo Albums Containing This Photo

These are the best photos on Airliners net-great shots
United Kingdom
Views 3.2M
Likes 4
Photos 196K
Updated 3 minutes ago
Here I collect, interesting and beautiful photos (foxbat.ru).
Views 665.4K
Likes 2
Photos 9.3K
Updated 17 minutes ago
Wonderful photos
1   Italy
Views 629.8K
Likes 1
Photos 13.4K
Updated 3 hours ago
Pictures that represent the beauty of aviation. Celebrating over 9 years on A.net!
Views 623.7K
Likes 3
Photos 17.8K
Updated 4 hours ago