Lockheed L-188A Electra: Fly me to Rio.

The Electra otherwise commercially discret story had one exception in Brazil. That country VARIG airline flew them on their Rio-São Paulo air shuttle “moneymaker” for thirty long profitable years (Sept. 1962 to Jan. 1992).

It’s precisely on the Electra’s farewell flight when this photo was taken. The Electra’s short wing-engine configuration superbly displayed here. Flying over the legendary Copacabana Beach….., summer dreams already.

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