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User currently offlineGoboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2801 posts, RR: 14
Posted (14 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1327 times:

I was listening to my scanner today and Delta Air Lines flight 128(B767-300ER, DUB-ATL) checked in at FL350. I stayed on that frequency and when they were told to switch to Washington Center, the captain said, "133.97, and this is my last flight after 32 years,thanks to all you guys for everything you've done." This got me thinking, has anyone here been to a water cannon salute ceremony for a retiring captain? I saw a show on the discovery channel about the 777 and they also included an AA captain's last flight. It was pretty cool. If you've been to one, tell us about it.


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User currently offlineA330300 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1306 times:

I was aboard DL1949 which was retirement for the L1011 as well as Cpt. Schmoyer. A water cannon salute was done, but it seemed like most of the attention on board was directed toward the TriStar rather than our captain. However, he did get a poster signing ceremony at the gate in ATL.  Smile

User currently offlineDeltaAgent From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1289 times:

I saw a water cannon salute from the middle food court of Terminal E last July. I think it was for the last Delta L-1011 flight for Dallas.

Delta Agent  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1285 times:

Haven't seen one for a retiring captain, but have seen a few when:
- an airline has started service at my local airport.
- a new a/c type has started service.
- and for visiting heads of state.

Mike, (WLG,NZ)

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