2nd prototype Fokker 50 PH-OSI 22022011
Second prototype Fokker 50 c/n 10688 PH-OSI in front of the main entrance of the Aviation Theme Park Aviodrome (Aviodrome museum) at Lelystad airport in The Netherlands (EHLE) on 22 February 2011. As the Fokker 50 is regarded by the certificating authorities as a derivative of the Fokker F27 Friendship, the Fokker 50 is officially registered as the Fokker F27 Mk050. The second prototype first flew on 30 April 1986. At the end of the eighties PH-OSI was modified to serve as Fokker 50 Maritime demonstrator. After the demise of the Fokker company the aircraft was acquired by the Fokker Heritage Trust and exhibited in front of the Aviodrome museum. Fokker used an F-27 Friendship fuselage for PH-OSI. The cabin windows of the aircraft are fake. The oval windows of the F-27 fuselage were painted white, as can be seen just to the right of the Fokker logo. Small dark squares with rounded edges were painted on the fuselage to represent the small windows of the later production Fokker 50s. PH-OSI is slightly damaged, with a twisted outer section of the left wing and a missing upper part of the vertical tail.