jetjeanes
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Delta Ship 102

Mon Nov 08, 2004 8:47 am

I was looking at the history on this plane,that was purchased by the dal employees for the company, I have seen it in the widget logo, the olympics logo, the wavy red and blue,and now the 1940,s Dal paint scheme. In the time dal has had this thing is this an unusal number to be repainted,,I maybe missing some....Also i thought the employees bought a 737 as well...
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Goldenshield
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RE: Delta Ship 102

Mon Nov 08, 2004 8:58 am

Here's a question worth pondering. If the employees own it, and the plane were involved in an accident and written off, would all the employees that originally chipped in get a fat check back?

Not that I would suggest doing such a thing, but rather a hypothetical question.
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skysurfer
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RE: Delta Ship 102

Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:02 am


That's a good point Goldenshield, but if Delta are the ones that pay the insurance on the aircraft wouldn't the 'fat check' go to DAL?

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kanebear
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RE: Delta Ship 102

Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:09 am

Nope, the employees 'gave' it to Delta. If someone gives you a car that's put in your name do they collect if you wreck it?
 
Goldenshield
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RE: Delta Ship 102

Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:17 am

So much for 'employee owned' anything. :P
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kanebear
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RE: Delta Ship 102

Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:24 am

Supposedly UAL was at one point employee owned. Fat lot of good it did 'em. Now they're BANK owned.
 
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RE: Delta Ship 102

Mon Nov 08, 2004 2:12 pm

Since DL is retiring the 762s, will they keep "The Spirit of Delta" for morale reasons, or will they sell that off too? I think they need to keep "The Spirit of Delta" and when it's time to retire it, they should build a cool place to view it at ATL, maybe raise the ceiling in the main terminal and hang it from the ceiling??? lol
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N1120A
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RE: Delta Ship 102

Mon Nov 08, 2004 3:01 pm

UA was employee owned until not very long after 9/11, when the ESOP managers decided UA was not the best investment.
As far as 102DA does, they will likely retire her in ATL at the same building they have the DC-3 and fly her on promo tours (if they are still around)
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N160LH
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RE: Delta Ship 102

Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:52 am

N1120a is right... 102DA will always be a DL aircraft just like ship 41 and most likely stored in Hanger 1 in ATL. Hopefully once retired the aircraft can be given a complete overhaul (by volunteers like ship 41... so DL does not waste money needed else where), so once again she can be something to really be proud of.


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CLT18R
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RE: Delta Ship 102

Tue Nov 09, 2004 4:03 am

The rumors going around are that when DL gets rid of all of it's 767-200s later next year, they will store 102 for a while and eventually put it on display along with 41. Either way, I think it's days are short.
 
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RE: Delta Ship 102

Tue Nov 09, 2004 5:18 am

These are the various paint schemes Ship 102 has worn over the years.


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Photo © George W. Hamlin



Pre-delivery Boeing 767 world tour and original widget schemes.



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Photo © Frank C. Duarte Jr.
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Photo © Gregg Stansbery



'96 ATL Olympics and back to widget schemes.



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Wavy gravy and 75th anniversary schemes.


On a side note: I was involved in the painting of ship 102 in the ATL Olympic paint scheme. The night before the unveiling celebration at the TOC we where putting the finishing touches on. The left side of the fuselage aft of the wing needed clearcoating. In their haste to finish the painters ran the clearcoat on this section very badly. It looked awful. Since the clearcoat hadn't fully cured the decision was made to remove it and try again. Frantically we removed the clearcoat with mops and buckets of MEK. The painters applied the clearcoat successfully finishing at about 8AM. We where removing masking from the plane up until the time it was to be removed from the paint hangar for the ceremony. Nobody realized as they looked at the plane for the first time that some of the paint was still wet!

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