I have developed a tentative schedule of events. At this point it is subject to change. Needless to say I have a lot of planning to do and I'm glad I started this process this far out ahead of time. If everything works out it will be a great time for sure for all involved!
Also note that if lunch is indeed catered as mentioned below and if Delta-provided transportation is arranged to/from tour locations, a small fee may be asked of attendees (no more than $5 USD I would estimate). Please let me know your thoughts on this.
Tentative Schedule of Events
Saturday, December 13, 2008
08:00 AM – Pre-Tour Gathering (location TBD)
08:30 AM – Transportation to Delta World Headquarters
08:45 AM – Event Registration (sign-in with corporate security, visitors receive appropriate identification for the duration of the event)
09:00 AM – Delta Air Lines Simulator Support tour
11:00 AM – Operations Control Center (OCC) tour (assuming 50 attendees, this will have to be conducted in two groups of 25)
12:00 PM – Lunch, possibly catered
1:00 PM – Delta Heritage Museum tour (scheduling special off-hour access to The Spirit of Delta as they are not normally open on weekends)
2:00 PM – Delta Air Lines Technical Operations Center tour
4:00 PM – Tour Wrap-up (group photograph, attendees return visitor badges, transportation back to morning meeting place)
5:00 PM – Dinner, for all interested (location TBD)
9V-SPJ + 1 maybe
WindowSeat (Hotel: Westin Peachtree Plaza; Flights: some Delta flight!)
Of course I will keep everyone informed of any changes.
[Edited 2008-08-16 22:52:07]