Jetjeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1429 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2228 times:
I was looking at the history on this plane,that was purchased by the dal employees for the company, I have seen it in the widget logo, the olympics logo, the wavy red and blue,and now the 1940,s Dal paint scheme. In the time dal has had this thing is this an unusal number to be repainted,,I maybe missing some....Also i thought the employees bought a 737 as well...
Fanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1598 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1927 times:
Since DL is retiring the 762s, will they keep "The Spirit of Delta" for morale reasons, or will they sell that off too? I think they need to keep "The Spirit of Delta" and when it's time to retire it, they should build a cool place to view it at ATL, maybe raise the ceiling in the main terminal and hang it from the ceiling??? lol
N1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26094 posts, RR: 77
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1887 times:
UA was employee owned until not very long after 9/11, when the ESOP managers decided UA was not the best investment.
As far as 102DA does, they will likely retire her in ATL at the same building they have the DC-3 and fly her on promo tours (if they are still around)
Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
N160lh From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1753 times:
N1120a is right... 102DA will always be a DL aircraft just like ship 41 and most likely stored in Hanger 1 in ATL. Hopefully once retired the aircraft can be given a complete overhaul (by volunteers like ship 41... so DL does not waste money needed else where), so once again she can be something to really be proud of.
"I do alright up in the air, its down on the ground that I tend to mess up..."
CLT18R From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1733 times:
The rumors going around are that when DL gets rid of all of it's 767-200s later next year, they will store 102 for a while and eventually put it on display along with 41. Either way, I think it's days are short.
On a side note: I was involved in the painting of ship 102 in the ATL Olympic paint scheme. The night before the unveiling celebration at the TOC we where putting the finishing touches on. The left side of the fuselage aft of the wing needed clearcoating. In their haste to finish the painters ran the clearcoat on this section very badly. It looked awful. Since the clearcoat hadn't fully cured the decision was made to remove it and try again. Frantically we removed the clearcoat with mops and buckets of MEK. The painters applied the clearcoat successfully finishing at about 8AM. We where removing masking from the plane up until the time it was to be removed from the paint hangar for the ceremony. Nobody realized as they looked at the plane for the first time that some of the paint was still wet!