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Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?  
User currently offlineOttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2948 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

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User currently offlineZone1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1035 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2916 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.


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User currently offlineOttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2877 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.



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User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2725 times:
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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


User currently offlineOttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2690 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


User currently offlineLindy Field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3131 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2664 times:
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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.

User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2649 times:
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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


User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2588 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.



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User currently offlineFalcon flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2556 times:

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


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User currently offlineN160LH From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2429 times:

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

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User currently offlineAirPortugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2355 times:

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


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User currently offlineSiromega From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 735 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2306 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.

User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2240 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.


User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1361 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2137 times:

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


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User currently offlineOttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2002 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


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6631 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

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


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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1920 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.


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User currently offlinePolar1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1904 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.


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User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1805 times:
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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


User currently offlineCVG2LGA From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 635 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1795 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-



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User currently offlineT210Dave From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1686 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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