Peachair From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 367 posts, RR: 3 Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 11144 times:
Went to the hangar this afternoon to see the 75th anniversary celebration for Delta. Mr. Grinstein introduced (via large screen TV) the new retro livery for the anniversary celebration. A 767-200 (Ship 102), will be painted in a livery almost identical to the DC-3 that exists today in the heritage museum - but with a stylized "75th Anniversary" logo on the tail. No when on when the aircraft would be rolled out. Will let you know if I hear anything!
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 10859 times:
When is this repaint supposed to happen? I saw Spirit of Delta yesterday afternoon @ ATL, going out for a flight, still in the Deltaflot version. It's kind of strange to take an a/c that was only recently repainted and repaint it, why not use one of the 762s that's still in the widget?
Peachair From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 367 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 10822 times:
I wondered the same thing, why ship 102? But I think it is really symbolic more than anything else. Ms. Escarra hit on that kind of hard in the presentation. She mentioned that she had spoken to Dave Garrett earlier in the day about Ship 102 and what the employees did for the company in 1982
CODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2486 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 10604 times:
N102DA was repainted in March or April of 2002. Not that 2 years is old for a paint job, but it's not a fresh coat by any means.
I heard that the aircraft will be retired in 2006 and at that point will form a centerpiece for a Delta-based museum, but that's just the word from a deadheading First Officer I sat next to last week to CVG.
By the way, I'm watching one of the new animated UA commercials as we speak, and I must say, they are pretty cool!
N102daman From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 9760 times:
It is going to be a Beauty. it was a Good picture of the airplane. Can't wait to see it. The reason it is ship 102 is because it is the "Spirit of Delta" and the 75th anniversary of the airline is dedicated to the People of Delta Airlines. They wanted to do something very special for the airplane. I think it is great. The "Wavy Gravy" is nice on her the "Widget" is better but I think this will most definitely be the best.
It would be nice if Delta Refurbished her interior and kept her in the air and make it the last 767 to retire. She is a great bird and one to definitely be proud of. She is definitely going to be a good looking one when she rolls out.
They will be taking the DC-3 (Ship 41) and the "Spirit of Delta" to as many stations as they can for all the employees of Delta to see and experience. The DC-3 (Ship 41) will be flying out to Los Angeles and many other stations. Delta will be raffling off tickets for a ride in the DC-3 and promoting the Heritage museum.
The ceremonies today were definitely inspiring and made you proud to be a part of the Delta Family.
Hope the information helps out. Hope someone at the Delta TOC in ATL can keep us posted on her progress when she goes into the shop and when she is going to come out. Wonder if anyone can get thier hands on a copy of the picture to post.
"Fly Widget Fly"
"Keep Singing Song"
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[Edited 2004-03-27 05:01:47]
"Service and Hospitality from the Heart." (C. E. Woolman, Delta airlines first CEO and founder.)
Iflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 9394 times:
It would be very cool if they did the "Fly Delta Air Lines" delivery livery as were on the DC-8's.
Saw the other thread about CO's livery...They're making a profit these days. It would also be cool to see a 50's delivery livery on one of CO's jets.
Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
Delta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 9206 times:
Yes it would be cool to see the "Fly Delta Air Lines" livery from the DC-8's. I've also got a Delta scheme that I am going to try to make on a photoshop that I think will look really good. I will post it when I get done.