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DL Dusted Crops Until 1966?  
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6955 posts, RR: 21
Posted (4 years 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

I knew they started as a crop-dusting outfit, but had no idea. Is this true?

Read the middle of page 3.


I feel woozy....what did you put in that Pudding Pop?
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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6431 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1556 times:

It wasn't active, several aircraft may be carried still on the FAA register.

I am glad I was around to fly before de-regulation.
User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1344 times:

Quoting IMissPiedmont (Reply 1):
It wasn't active, several aircraft may be carried still on the FAA register.

Not according to Delta.

From the Delta Newsroom Press Kit:

1960s - Delta enters the computer and jet age

1960 First airline to launch Convair 880 jet service.

1961 Flies first nonstop service from Atlanta to Los Angeles. Delta links California and the Caribbean with first jet service from California to Montego Bay and Caracas. Delta receives National Safety Award for flying more than 11 billion passenger miles without a fatality.

1962 Delta activates the electronic SABRE system for "instant" reservations. A Delta DC-8 is the first commercial plane to fly Los Angeles-Atlanta in less than 3 hours (02:57:11).

1964 The Deltamatic reservation system starts with IBM 7074 computers.

1965 Delta becomes first airline to launch Douglas DC-9 service.

1966 Delta founder C.E. Woolman dies. Charles H. Dolson becomes Delta's second CEO. Crop-dusting division ceases operations.Delta is first with Lockheed L-100 Hercules cargo service.

1968 A reconditioned 1925 Huff Daland Duster given to the Smithsonian Institution as a memorial to C. E. Woolman, Delta founder.

User currently offlinemayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 11314 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1306 times:

Quoting 474218 (Reply 2):
Crop-dusting division ceases operations.

Exactly.........I believe the dusting division was active until Woolman's death in '66.

"A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling, to do the unnecessary"----Fred Allen
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