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N102DA, Spirit Of DL, Fly-by In ATL?  
User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4245 times:

Just talked to my friend who was at the office and who caught N102DA doing either a fly-by or missed approach...Did anyone get any pictures of have any idea if it was an official fly-by? I suppose monday is the official date of retirement, correct?
Regards


Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
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User currently offlineINTENSS From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4162 times:

Yes, it was a planned fly-by. Got plenty of shots of it.....a couple are currently in the queue at JP.net.

-Rich


User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4161 times:

I look forward to taking a look at them if you dont mind my friend.


Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4069 times:
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I missed its arrival back in Atlanta - by the time my afternoon flight landed, it was already parked in the line of planes by the TOC ...

It was great to see an actual Widget tail again, though!

- litz


User currently offline28L28L From Australia, joined Nov 2005, 459 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4030 times:

Are there any DL acft. still in the widget livery (aside from 102)?

User currently offlineINTENSS From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4003 times:

Quoting 28L28L (Reply 4):
Are there any DL acft. still in the widget livery (aside from 102)?

No.

-Rich


User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6206 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3900 times:

since when are there no more Widgets?


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineDL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2100 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3893 times:

Quoting Jhooper (Reply 6):
since when are there no more Widgets?

Not for about a year or year and a half now.


User currently offlineERAUMcDlover From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3865 times:

I miss the widget dearly. Hopefully, with chpt 11 emergence hopefully in the next couple years they will re-emerge with "the spirit" that 102 brought them, and repaint the whole fleet in the widget colors.
Can't wait to see those photos either.



DL, what a classy lady....Mad Dogs...a classy plane.....USA...just the best all around
User currently offlineOttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3797 times:

Quoting INTENSS (Reply 1):
Yes, it was a planned fly-by. Got plenty of shots of it.....a couple are currently in the queue at JP.net

With all due respect for INTENSS, and being that I've seen his photos before, this won't be anywhere near as nice as his will be, but its a peak as to what you can expect from Delta's own intranet site on the flyby and ceremony.







OttoPylit


User currently offlineOttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3797 times:

And here is the water cannon salute for her last flight.





OttoPylit


User currently offlineClipper002 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 680 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3774 times:

You're back from FDF already?

Ed



Ed
User currently offlineClipper002 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 680 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3755 times:

Otto,
Sorry my bad. I meant SXM.

Ed



Ed
User currently offlineERAUMcDlover From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3738 times:

its killing me, the links don't work! ahhh! I'll be ok, jsut someone tell me how to see the pics, are they on delta's site that I can access?


DL, what a classy lady....Mad Dogs...a classy plane.....USA...just the best all around
User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2349 posts, RR: 38
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3733 times:

God Speed old bird. Shes served us well.

-ATCT
Delta Air Lines, PIT



"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney
User currently offlineOttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3696 times:

Quoting Clipper002 (Reply 12):
I meant SXM.

Yea, only needed the weekend, although you can never get enough topless women. However, if my girl caught me looking at any more....well, lets just say 2 days was enough. If it wasn't another woman, it was planes flying right over our head. I think she was feeling left out. LOL

Quoting ERAUMcDlover (Reply 13):
its killing me, the links don't work

Are my links not working? If so, darnit, I was hoping that wouldn't happen. It did cross my mind that the links wouldn't work because Delta's intranet is a closed circuit system, but I was hoping that I could pull pics from it. I'm sorry for getting you excited, dude.



OttoPylit


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3686 times:

Hey....Otto...when are they gonna take it across the street and put it in the old Hangar 1? I'd like to see that happen and take some photos.


Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3707 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3681 times:
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save them and then upload them to photobucket.


filler



Nice Trip Report!!! Great Pics, thanks for posting!!!! B747Forever
User currently offlineOttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3660 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 16):
Hey....Otto...when are they gonna take it across the street and put it in the old Hangar 1? I'd like to see that happen and take some photos.

Well, write this down, as I'm sure its pretty concrete. She is gonna take a visit over to the TOC for her coach cabin to be removed and cleaned, and then towed across the street on April 6, I believe. When she is put into Hangar 2(not 1), she will have a video section in the FC cabin, and the coach section will be a museum gallery to walk through instead of having seats.

But I believe April 6 is the magic date.


OttoPylit


User currently offlineTokyoNarita From Palau, joined Aug 2003, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3564 times:

Spirit of Delta was flying around ATL all day today (March 6th) I showed up to work (ASA dispatch) in the afternoon and my co-workers told me it had done two tour flights for the employees around the city of Atlanta and Atlanta motor speedway!? and two fly-bys for everyone to see. It was departing out of the Mercury Air Ramp on the north side of the airport. The last flight of the day was around 4:30pm. It came in for a low-pass on runway 26R and just about when it was over the numbers it made a sharp turn to the right (yes before the Renessance Hotel for those are familiar with the area)...toward Delta's G.O. The view from the 7th floor of ASA building was something I had never seen in my entire life...the nose was pointing staight toward our building and it kinda gave us the eerie feeling of 9/11 all over again...but soon enough it made a sharp right turn over Delta's headquarters right before our building and came around for the final landing. The thing must have been like 500ft from the ground. It was nuts.

TokyoNarita.

[Edited 2006-03-07 04:27:36]

User currently offlineBoeingfanyyz From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3546 times:

Wow, surprised airlines are allowed to do that, post 9/11 especially.

Cheers,
Boeingfanyyz  airplane 



"If it aint boeing, it aint going!", "Friends are like condoms...they protect you when things get hard!"
User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3510 times:

I was lucky enough to ride on ship 102's Circle Flight in Dallas, and we buzzed Love Field at 30 feet - with gear UP. It was amazing. We also did some circles around downtown Dallas - extremely low - and then over Fort Worth.

Truly an experience of a lifetime. Photos are in the queue awaiting rejection.

Drew  wave 



I'd rather shoot BAD_MOTIVE
User currently offlineBoeingfanyyz From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3478 times:

Quoting AndrewUber (Reply 21):
Truly an experience of a lifetime. Photos are in the queue awaiting rejection.

Say it as it is!!!  wink 

Cheers,
Boeingfanyyz  airplane 



"If it aint boeing, it aint going!", "Friends are like condoms...they protect you when things get hard!"
User currently offlineINTENSS From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3410 times:

Quoting OttoPylit (Reply 9):
With all due respect for INTENSS, and being that I've seen his photos before, this won't be anywhere near as nice as his will be, but its a peak as to what you can expect from Delta's own intranet site on the flyby and ceremony.

Thanks anyway, but mine didn't come out as well as hoped. They're up on JP.net along with a few other better shots by Gregg and Dan.

Enjoy!

Quoting OttoPylit (Reply 18):
But I believe April 6 is the magic date.

April 6th you say....??? Big grin

-Rich


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