Mandala Airlines Lockheed L-188 Electra PK-RLF
Rene van der Wal
Image ID: 1136134
Operator: Mandala Airlines - PK-RLF
Aircraft: Lockheed - L-188 Electra
Airport: Indonesia - Jakarta - Soekarno-Hatta Intl (CGK / WIII)
Category: Old scans
Photo taken on 1983-?-? by Gerard van Oostrom [Contact]
EXIF information is not available.
(22.11.2018, 15:31 CET)
This picture was taken by my Swiss friend Franz Blauel.Originally this Electra was delivered to General Motors Corp. in 1958. Other operators of this Lockheed were the Los Angeles Dodgers, American Airlines, Intermountain Aviation, Johnson International Airlines, Evergreen International and Air California. In October 1980 she was exported to Indonesia and started to work on Mandala's domestic network. Fiftheen years later she was sold to Air Spray of Canada who registrated her C-FVFH.
(22 November 2018 - 15:34 CET)
Nice info and image Gerard.
2 Gerard van Oostrom
(22 November 2018 - 16:50 CET)
Thank you Martin!
3 Richard Parkhouse
(22 November 2018 - 17:32 CET)
Superb image from 1983 Gerard. Really love the Electra - didn't get to see many in the UK unfortunately. Perhaps your friend could join AP and share some more of his historical shots! Thanks for sharing this image.
4 Gerard van Oostrom
(22 November 2018 - 20:08 CET)
Richard, I have tried to convince him many times to go digital, but he systematicly refuses. He even doesn't have a computer! I will send him a (printed) copy of this page, maybe that can convince him;-)!
(22 November 2018 - 21:32 CET)
Gerard and Richard. Check out my Forum post regarding these hard working girls in their new life in Canada.