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DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sat Mar 27, 2004 6:58 am

All,

Went to the hangar this afternoon to see the 75th anniversary celebration for Delta. Mr. Grinstein introduced (via large screen TV) the new retro livery for the anniversary celebration. A 767-200 (Ship 102), will be painted in a livery almost identical to the DC-3 that exists today in the heritage museum - but with a stylized "75th Anniversary" logo on the tail. No when on when the aircraft would be rolled out. Will let you know if I hear anything!

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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sat Mar 27, 2004 7:00 am

Yay! I'd love to see this bird soon... What's the registration on this specific aircraft?
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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sat Mar 27, 2004 7:02 am

Wait....ship 102 is the Spirit of Delta (N102DA)...it already looks awesome! Why not do that on a 757 or something?

Still......sounds VERY cool. We always needed a retrojet!

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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sat Mar 27, 2004 7:04 am

Should be N102DA, the 'Spirit of Delta' 767-200...saw it here at LAX last week....they are pretty rare out here! I hope it 'accidentally' shows up out here in LAX again!

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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sat Mar 27, 2004 7:12 am

Please send that baby, once it's done, up CVG's way for me  Smile


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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sat Mar 27, 2004 7:15 am

I think we should do it on a 738 as well for the smaller stations.

LOVE the idea though

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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sat Mar 27, 2004 7:15 am

When is this repaint supposed to happen? I saw Spirit of Delta yesterday afternoon @ ATL, going out for a flight, still in the Deltaflot version. It's kind of strange to take an a/c that was only recently repainted and repaint it, why not use one of the 762s that's still in the widget?
 
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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sat Mar 27, 2004 7:19 am

I wondered the same thing, why ship 102? But I think it is really symbolic more than anything else. Ms. Escarra hit on that kind of hard in the presentation. She mentioned that she had spoken to Dave Garrett earlier in the day about Ship 102 and what the employees did for the company in 1982

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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sat Mar 27, 2004 7:19 am

How about an MD-88 for the smaller stations? They're more common than the 738s.

Plus, after all, it IS a Douglas.
 
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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sat Mar 27, 2004 7:29 am

When is the roll-out? April 1st?  Insane

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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sat Mar 27, 2004 7:30 am

I can't wait to see it myself. I don't think a retro would look good on a MD-88. Too long. BTW -- Why do they have a DC-3 flying around when they go and retire perfectly good L1011s.?
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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sat Mar 27, 2004 7:31 am

I can't wait to see this! How neat!! Big grin
 
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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sat Mar 27, 2004 7:32 am

Hey maybe we'll get another livery change, seems to be the trend of the DL CEOs  Big grin


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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sat Mar 27, 2004 7:33 am

N102DA was repainted in March or April of 2002. Not that 2 years is old for a paint job, but it's not a fresh coat by any means.

I heard that the aircraft will be retired in 2006 and at that point will form a centerpiece for a Delta-based museum, but that's just the word from a deadheading First Officer I sat next to last week to CVG.

By the way, I'm watching one of the new animated UA commercials as we speak, and I must say, they are pretty cool!
 
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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sat Mar 27, 2004 8:14 am

This might sound like you're reading a United thread but I think it ought to be said...

DL is in no position to be spending money on such frivolous gimmicks! That cost comes off the sweat of all the employees who have had pay cuts!

Wow, that felt good to say! I've read that about UA's cheaper paintscheme about a million times on this board and now it's my turn!


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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sat Mar 27, 2004 8:16 am

Sounds beautiful!

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Sat Mar 27, 2004 8:26 am

CODC10:

Good ears! I have been wondering when 102 will be retired, and it would be nice if she had the special retro livery to go out with.

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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sat Mar 27, 2004 8:27 am

I just hope they give the interior a little bit of a boost.

102 has to be getting a little old and drabby on the inside - same for all DL 762s.
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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sat Mar 27, 2004 12:45 pm

It is going to be a Beauty. it was a Good picture of the airplane. Can't wait to see it. The reason it is ship 102 is because it is the "Spirit of Delta" and the 75th anniversary of the airline is dedicated to the People of Delta Airlines. They wanted to do something very special for the airplane. I think it is great. The "Wavy Gravy" is nice on her the "Widget" is better but I think this will most definitely be the best.

It would be nice if Delta Refurbished her interior and kept her in the air and make it the last 767 to retire. She is a great bird and one to definitely be proud of. She is definitely going to be a good looking one when she rolls out.

They will be taking the DC-3 (Ship 41) and the "Spirit of Delta" to as many stations as they can for all the employees of Delta to see and experience. The DC-3 (Ship 41) will be flying out to Los Angeles and many other stations. Delta will be raffling off tickets for a ride in the DC-3 and promoting the Heritage museum.

The ceremonies today were definitely inspiring and made you proud to be a part of the Delta Family.

Hope the information helps out. Hope someone at the Delta TOC in ATL can keep us posted on her progress when she goes into the shop and when she is going to come out. Wonder if anyone can get thier hands on a copy of the picture to post.

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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sat Mar 27, 2004 12:51 pm

DL is in no position to be spending money on such frivolous gimmicks! That cost comes off the sweat of all the employees who have had pay cuts!

Maybe the employees chipped in again to pay for the re-paint.  Big grin
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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sat Mar 27, 2004 2:25 pm

This sounds great. I cant wait to see it!

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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sat Mar 27, 2004 2:38 pm

It would be very cool if they did the "Fly Delta Air Lines" delivery livery as were on the DC-8's.
Saw the other thread about CO's livery...They're making a profit these days.  Laugh out loud It would also be cool to see a 50's delivery livery on one of CO's jets. Big grin
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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sat Mar 27, 2004 3:07 pm

Isn't Ship 102 the oldest airplane in Delta's fleet?
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Iflyatldl

Sat Mar 27, 2004 3:37 pm

Yes it would be cool to see the "Fly Delta Air Lines" livery from the DC-8's. I've also got a Delta scheme that I am going to try to make on a photoshop that I think will look really good. I will post it when I get done.

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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sat Mar 27, 2004 3:43 pm

N102daman,

Any idea when the DC-3 is headed to LAX?

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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sat Mar 27, 2004 3:45 pm

Maybe the employees chipped in again to pay for the re-paint.

It's not like the pilots would be struggling to afford it, now would they? Big grin

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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sun Mar 28, 2004 12:13 am

i wish they would do it on a 763 or 764 so i could see it at MCO
 
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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sun Mar 28, 2004 2:54 am

To you naysayers about how Delta has no money for re-painting a plane. Employee moral is of some value to the company, this may be something for its image and employees. Its not like the amount of money to repaint this plane will make or break the entire company.

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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sun Mar 28, 2004 4:43 am

now you'll have to tell us where it's going so we can see it Big grin
 
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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sun Mar 28, 2004 4:50 am

BN747

I want to say it (Ship 41) is supposed to be traveling with the "Spirit of Delta" But I was being told that it may be out there next month sometime. Ill have to send a friend an E-mail when I get back to work on Tuesday and see if he can get me a schedule. I believe it is posted somewhere at work. Ill see if I can get a copy of it to share. It is definitely a Beautiful aircraft. We Atlanta based employees are lucky to have her right here in our back yard.

The repaint is for a couple of reasons. Delta Employees want to see something that they can be proud of. This particular aircraft means ALOT to the people of Delta Airlines. It is indeed special. Delta decided to put her in a livery fitting of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the airline and fly her everywhere they can so that Delta People systemwide can get a chance to see her.

Hlywdcatft

I am sure that you will see her in MCO. I remember being at the dedication ceremony for her and my first ride on her was our family's first trip to Walt Disney World on the return trip to ATL. The smile on my dads face when he got his first ride on his airplane was HUGE he was so excited. I say his airplane because he helped buy it.

I believe it will be a huge morale booster. Seeing an airplane such as the "Spirit of Delta" in a special livery fitting of the airlines anniversary will be great for the people of Delta Airlines. Gives them something to be proud of. (see my first post)

Anyhow. Can't wait to see her I am super excited.

maybe we can start a Delta "Spirit Watch" when she rolls out.

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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sun Mar 28, 2004 6:27 am

When I read the topic heading I though that it meant that DL was simply not repainting one of its widget-equipped aircraft, along the lines of what WAFN reported that Varig was going to do with one of its 767s.

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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sun Mar 28, 2004 9:31 am

I, like everyone else in this thread would love to know with the DC-3, as well as the Spirit are going to be where. I hope they both make it out to CAE. If anyone could give me a heads up when either one is coming this way, it would make this loyal Delta patron very happy.  Smile

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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sun Mar 28, 2004 9:34 am

This is more than just a "show and tell." It is a marketing tool to help Delta Airlines sustain the loyalty of its customers, bring new customers, and quite frankly, display the spirit and loyalty of the company and its employees. It will definitely attract the eyes of boarding customers and observers at the airports this aircraft serves.

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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sun Mar 28, 2004 9:48 am

I think this will be awesome...The Retro on a current plane...would love to see someone do an imitation photo for a preview...like what MikesPhotos does...Anyway...should be really neat livery

And to anyone who says that DL can't afford this...YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT...DL EXEC'S ARE COOKING THE BOOKS...CAN'T ANYONE ELSE SEE THIS???????????????????

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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Sun Mar 28, 2004 3:51 pm

N102daman....thanx for the reply! I'll keep and eye on this thread for the skeds if you're able to get them!

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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Mon Mar 29, 2004 2:32 am

lets hope that DL dosen't have a replay of the last time they raffled of tickits for a ride on the dc-3.last time i saw it, it was at CVG. instead of taking off,it did a lurid ground loop at take-off!no damage done to the plane(not sure about the DL employee's onboard!)still it would be great to see a 762 in a retro paintjob Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Mon Mar 29, 2004 9:52 am

Ship 102 was repainted into Wavy Gravy AFTER June 2002. I remember seeing it in Widget scheme in ATL on June 10, 2002.
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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Tue Mar 30, 2004 2:24 am

Ship 102 was painted at the end of June 2002. It will be back in for the retro paint 11 April. Should be in for about a week I guess.
 
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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Tue Mar 30, 2004 2:48 am

This will be the 5th paint job for this aircraft, correct?

1. Widget
2. Olympic
3. Widget
4. Wavy Gravy
5. Retro
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RE: DL To Unveil New "Retro" Livery On 767

Thu Apr 01, 2004 2:29 am

Once took a ride on Ship 41 from JAX-TLH during a tour of southern stations. She certainly turns heads wherever she goes. Before departing JAX, many pilots would come walk over to check out how well she is kept up. A departing 763 even stopped for about 30 seconds beside her, I guess showing off the DC-3, which shows how much pride that Delta employees have in this airplane. Upon landing in TLH, the first thing the waiting crew chief did after chocking and opening the door was get up under the engines and start polishing off the oil and smut that accumulated during flight. Inflight, its quite an experience. You have to wear white gloves and booties to not mar in interior, nice white curtains in the windows, even Life magazines in the seatbacks that were the same ones in circulation when this aircraft went into service. The cockpit is decked out as close to a historic DC-3 interior as can be while still having to add the required radios. If you stand in the back during flight, you can feel the tail fishtailing, swaying back from side to side.

She is certainly as nice as ride as she is to look at. In the words of Ferris Bueller, "if you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up."
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