Air California, Lockheed Electra L-188, N385AC

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  • archdoc 3y

    I had the pleasure of flying on one of these Air California Electras when I was a child, from Orange County to Oakland. It was a delight, as I was used to flying 737's from Southern California to the Bay Area to visit my Mom and found the propeller planes with those droning 4 engines that occasionally took off over my school on the Back Bay in Newport Beach somehow more exciting.
    This looks almost like it could be Orange County Airport in the early 70's, before it was John Wayne.
  • Wernher Krutein 3y

    I think your right about the location. I loved flying the Electra also. Just the hum of the turboprops to me was always so soothing. In the late 60's i lived right under the final approach for Lindbergh at Loma Portal in Point Loma. I didn't even have to be outside to be able to tell what plane just flew over. Amazing times, even hearing the amazing crackling afterwinds was a phenominal experience and always the source for amazing nighmares some of which i still remember to this day.
  • archdoc 3y

    WOW! Thank you.
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