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"The Spirit Of Delta"  
User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2683 posts, RR: 16
Posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

Back in August (the 5th to be exact) we flew down to Tampa from Detroit via ATL. Our 757 on the DTW-ATL leg pulled up next to a 767-200 in the normal old old Delta colors. The only difference that I could see was in small red letters, "The Spirit of" and then the normal D E L T A. Any information on this livery is welcome!

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N 3 1 2 RC


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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2656 times:

This aircraft was I believe Delta's first 767. It was bought way back when with employee pay reductions. Therefore they named it the spirit of Delta because everyone worked together to buy it.

User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2652 times:

This may also have been the aircraft that was painted in the special 1996 Atlanta Olympics colors.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineDeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

During the economic recession, Delta employees took a modest paycut to keep the airline in business. The employees then came together with their own funds and had enough to purchase a Boeing 767-232, N102DA, the first Boeing 767 delivered.

User currently offlineBeechbarron From United States of America, joined May 2000, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2608 times:

I saw N102DA "The Spirit" yesterday landing at Hartsfield. The paint is looking a little rough though, I hope the "Spirit" isn't "fading" toward retirement!!!

User currently offlineSierraAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2580 times:

Just two notes. First, N102DA was the 2nd B767-232 purchased by Delta, the first being N101DA. Second, N102DA was the aircraft painted in the Atlanta 1996 Olympic colors. I was surprised that they reapainted it in the "old" colors because the "new" colors had already been introduced.

Brian


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