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Topic: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?
Username: OttoPylit
Posted 2005-12-08 03:00:24 and read 2839 times.

Just looked to see the ship routing of Ship 102, Spirit of Delta, but it shows "NF ATL." Has she been retired already, without a proper sendoff, or is she just undergoing some minor routine maintenance(beauty maintenance) for her grand finale towards the end of the month(I hope)?

Anyone in MTC or with any knowledge would be a big help.



OttoPylit

Topic: RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?
Username: Zone1
Posted 2005-12-08 03:26:55 and read 2807 times.

It would be nice if they are painting it back in its delivery colors. I would love to see the widget fly again, especially at this point in Delta's history.

Topic: RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?
Username: OttoPylit
Posted 2005-12-08 03:47:28 and read 2768 times.

Quoting Zone1 (Reply 1):
It would be nice if they are painting it back in its delivery colors. I would love to see the widget fly again, especially at this point in Delta's history.

Delivery colors would be nice, with the 767 writting on the tail. But, if they were to leave it in the silver 75th Anniversary livery, that would be fine with me too.



OttoPylit

Topic: RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?
Username: Litz
Posted 2005-12-08 16:26:14 and read 2616 times.

A week ago, there was routing all the way through the 16th for it ... 'course that can (and probably has) changed at the drop of a hat ...

What does "NF ATL" stand for anyway? Not Flying ?

- litz

Topic: RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?
Username: OttoPylit
Posted 2005-12-08 17:13:33 and read 2581 times.

Quoting Litz (Reply 3):
What does "NF ATL" stand for anyway? Not Flying ?

Yes, it stands for Not Flying. It will usually be in the routing database if it is taken offline for maintenance or whatever. But if it is scheduled maintenance, it usually says "MTC ATL." Normally, not flying means that it is not on flying status in a bad way. For instance, if I were too pull up any ship numbers already retired and at Victorville, they would say, "NF VCV." But when Ship 802, the MD11 that caught fire sat over by the North Hangar for the longest time, its status was always "NF ATL." So I hope she was taken out for some unscheduled maintenance and will continue to fly on through the month for a proper and celebrated retirement that Delta is always known for.


OttoPylit

Topic: RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?
Username: Lindy Field
Posted 2005-12-08 17:29:23 and read 2555 times.

Do you have any info on the other DL 762s that were flying until at least the beginning of the month? I had thought that all of the 762s were supposed to be retired by early December.

Topic: RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?
Username: Litz
Posted 2005-12-08 17:37:50 and read 2540 times.

Quoting OttoPylit (Reply 4):
So I hope she was taken out for some unscheduled maintenance and will continue to fly on through the month for a proper and celebrated retirement that Delta is always known for.

Has anyone actually put eyeballs on its location at Hartsfield? Where is it parked?

- litz

Topic: RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?
Username: 767-332ER
Posted 2005-12-08 18:40:57 and read 2479 times.

Quoting Litz (Reply 6):
Quoting OttoPylit (Reply 4):
So I hope she was taken out for some unscheduled maintenance and will continue to fly on through the month for a proper and celebrated retirement that Delta is always known for.


Has anyone actually put eyeballs on its location at Hartsfield? Where is it parked?

- litz

We are looking at it right now from our window...it is sitting in North TOC.

Topic: RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?
Username: Falcon flyer
Posted 2005-12-08 19:27:48 and read 2447 times.

Can't recall but is 102 the Spirit ship ? If so, it came through PHX last Sunday on the 2PM arrival from ATL.

Topic: RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?
Username: N160LH
Posted 2005-12-09 01:09:48 and read 2320 times.

North TOC is normally for unscheduled MX... So I would guess that she (102DA) is broke again....

N160LH

Topic: RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?
Username: AirPortugal310
Posted 2005-12-09 05:01:49 and read 2246 times.

Ship 102 was in Boston tonight.... so it apparently aint broke no more  Wink

Topic: RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?
Username: Siromega
Posted 2005-12-09 06:31:33 and read 2197 times.

Yea, I saw 102 at ATL on 12/1 - see my TR DL/Song LAS-MCO-ATL-LAS (by SirOmega Dec 4 2005 in Trip Reports) being towed between the A and B concourses.

Topic: RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?
Username: MSYtristar
Posted 2005-12-09 12:28:45 and read 2131 times.

I've seen 102 at the North TOC for the past five days.

I did see one 762 land at 4:45pm two days ago, not sure of the runway, but she was unmistakable. I haven't seen one since.

Topic: RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?
Username: AV8AJET
Posted 2005-12-10 22:11:55 and read 2028 times.

102 was in SLC sitting outside the DL mx hanger on Dec. 9th! Didn't see her in SLC today Dec. 10th though.

Topic: RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?
Username: OttoPylit
Posted 2005-12-11 23:22:48 and read 1893 times.

Yep, shes back in the schedule again, for the next 3 days making the rounds through PHX, JAX, and RSW. I guess her "Hangar Queen" reputation caught up with her again for a couple of days. lol


OttoPylit

Topic: RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?
Username: 727LOVER
Posted 2005-12-12 01:05:28 and read 1840 times.

I'm confused...weren't all the 762s to be retired by Dec 1? What is the new retirement date?

Topic: RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?
Username: DL021
Posted 2005-12-12 02:05:39 and read 1811 times.

I really hope that rumor about her being used as a conference center in the Heritage Hangar is true. I'd hate to see her flying for ABX, even though they supposedly promised to return her to DL once they were done if they bought her.

Topic: RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?
Username: Polar1
Posted 2005-12-12 02:14:48 and read 1795 times.

Last Thursday she went ATL-BOS-ATL-SLC. On Friday she went SLC-SFO-ATL then received the NF, not flying tag. Good to see her back on her feet again.

Topic: RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?
Username: Litz
Posted 2005-12-12 06:14:13 and read 1696 times.

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 15):
I'm confused...weren't all the 762s to be retired by Dec 1? What is the new retirement date?

That was the rumor, yes ...

However 102 and at least a couple of others are still zipping along ...

Search for 767-200s in the air on flightaware and you'll still see a few DL flights in there.

- litz

Topic: RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?
Username: CVG2LGA
Posted 2005-12-12 06:30:52 and read 1686 times.

RTNG INFO SHIP 0102
0456 ATL PHX 11DEC 558 PHX ATL 11DEC
1217 ATL JAX 12DEC 824 JAX ATL 13DEC
1681 ATL RSW 13DEC

Tchau
DA-

Topic: RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?
Username: T210Dave
Posted 2005-12-12 19:25:26 and read 1577 times.

Ship 102 is sitting at gate A17 in ATL as I write this. Not sure what her out bound destination is.


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