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Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?

Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:00 am

Just looked to see the ship routing of Ship 102, Spirit of Delta, but it shows "NF ATL." Has she been retired already, without a proper sendoff, or is she just undergoing some minor routine maintenance(beauty maintenance) for her grand finale towards the end of the month(I hope)?

Anyone in MTC or with any knowledge would be a big help.



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RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?

Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:26 am

It would be nice if they are painting it back in its delivery colors. I would love to see the widget fly again, especially at this point in Delta's history.
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RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?

Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:47 am

Quoting Zone1 (Reply 1):
It would be nice if they are painting it back in its delivery colors. I would love to see the widget fly again, especially at this point in Delta's history.

Delivery colors would be nice, with the 767 writting on the tail. But, if they were to leave it in the silver 75th Anniversary livery, that would be fine with me too.



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RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?

Fri Dec 09, 2005 12:26 am

A week ago, there was routing all the way through the 16th for it ... 'course that can (and probably has) changed at the drop of a hat ...

What does "NF ATL" stand for anyway? Not Flying ?

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RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?

Fri Dec 09, 2005 1:13 am

Quoting Litz (Reply 3):
What does "NF ATL" stand for anyway? Not Flying ?

Yes, it stands for Not Flying. It will usually be in the routing database if it is taken offline for maintenance or whatever. But if it is scheduled maintenance, it usually says "MTC ATL." Normally, not flying means that it is not on flying status in a bad way. For instance, if I were too pull up any ship numbers already retired and at Victorville, they would say, "NF VCV." But when Ship 802, the MD11 that caught fire sat over by the North Hangar for the longest time, its status was always "NF ATL." So I hope she was taken out for some unscheduled maintenance and will continue to fly on through the month for a proper and celebrated retirement that Delta is always known for.


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RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?

Fri Dec 09, 2005 1:29 am

Do you have any info on the other DL 762s that were flying until at least the beginning of the month? I had thought that all of the 762s were supposed to be retired by early December.
 
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RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?

Fri Dec 09, 2005 1:37 am

Quoting OttoPylit (Reply 4):
So I hope she was taken out for some unscheduled maintenance and will continue to fly on through the month for a proper and celebrated retirement that Delta is always known for.

Has anyone actually put eyeballs on its location at Hartsfield? Where is it parked?

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RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?

Fri Dec 09, 2005 2:40 am

Quoting Litz (Reply 6):
Quoting OttoPylit (Reply 4):
So I hope she was taken out for some unscheduled maintenance and will continue to fly on through the month for a proper and celebrated retirement that Delta is always known for.


Has anyone actually put eyeballs on its location at Hartsfield? Where is it parked?

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RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?

Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:27 am

Can't recall but is 102 the Spirit ship ? If so, it came through PHX last Sunday on the 2PM arrival from ATL.
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RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?

Fri Dec 09, 2005 9:09 am

North TOC is normally for unscheduled MX... So I would guess that she (102DA) is broke again....

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RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?

Fri Dec 09, 2005 1:01 pm

Ship 102 was in Boston tonight.... so it apparently aint broke no more  Wink
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RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?

Fri Dec 09, 2005 2:31 pm

Yea, I saw 102 at ATL on 12/1 - see my TR DL/Song LAS-MCO-ATL-LAS (by SirOmega Dec 4 2005 in Trip Reports) being towed between the A and B concourses.
 
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RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?

Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:28 pm

I've seen 102 at the North TOC for the past five days.

I did see one 762 land at 4:45pm two days ago, not sure of the runway, but she was unmistakable. I haven't seen one since.
 
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RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?

Sun Dec 11, 2005 6:11 am

102 was in SLC sitting outside the DL mx hanger on Dec. 9th! Didn't see her in SLC today Dec. 10th though.
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RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?

Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:22 am

Yep, shes back in the schedule again, for the next 3 days making the rounds through PHX, JAX, and RSW. I guess her "Hangar Queen" reputation caught up with her again for a couple of days. lol


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RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?

Mon Dec 12, 2005 9:05 am

I'm confused...weren't all the 762s to be retired by Dec 1? What is the new retirement date?
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RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?

Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:05 am

I really hope that rumor about her being used as a conference center in the Heritage Hangar is true. I'd hate to see her flying for ABX, even though they supposedly promised to return her to DL once they were done if they bought her.
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RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?

Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:14 am

Last Thursday she went ATL-BOS-ATL-SLC. On Friday she went SLC-SFO-ATL then received the NF, not flying tag. Good to see her back on her feet again.
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RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?

Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:14 pm

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 15):
I'm confused...weren't all the 762s to be retired by Dec 1? What is the new retirement date?

That was the rumor, yes ...

However 102 and at least a couple of others are still zipping along ...

Search for 767-200s in the air on flightaware and you'll still see a few DL flights in there.

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RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?

Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:30 pm

RTNG INFO SHIP 0102
0456 ATL PHX 11DEC 558 PHX ATL 11DEC
1217 ATL JAX 12DEC 824 JAX ATL 13DEC
1681 ATL RSW 13DEC

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RE: Has DL Ship 102 Retired Yet?

Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:25 am

Ship 102 is sitting at gate A17 in ATL as I write this. Not sure what her out bound destination is.

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