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N102DA, Spirit Of DL, Fly-by In ATL?

Sat Mar 04, 2006 2:09 am

Just talked to my friend who was at the office and who caught N102DA doing either a fly-by or missed approach...Did anyone get any pictures of have any idea if it was an official fly-by? I suppose monday is the official date of retirement, correct?
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RE: N102DA, Spirit Of DL, Fly-by In ATL?

Sat Mar 04, 2006 5:05 am

Yes, it was a planned fly-by. Got plenty of shots of it.....a couple are currently in the queue at JP.net.

-Rich
 
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RE: N102DA, Spirit Of DL, Fly-by In ATL?

Sat Mar 04, 2006 5:08 am

I look forward to taking a look at them if you dont mind my friend.
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RE: N102DA, Spirit Of DL, Fly-by In ATL?

Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:41 am

I missed its arrival back in Atlanta - by the time my afternoon flight landed, it was already parked in the line of planes by the TOC ...

It was great to see an actual Widget tail again, though!

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RE: N102DA, Spirit Of DL, Fly-by In ATL?

Sat Mar 04, 2006 1:20 pm

Are there any DL acft. still in the widget livery (aside from 102)?
 
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RE: N102DA, Spirit Of DL, Fly-by In ATL?

Sat Mar 04, 2006 2:16 pm

Quoting 28L28L (Reply 4):
Are there any DL acft. still in the widget livery (aside from 102)?

No.

-Rich
 
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RE: N102DA, Spirit Of DL, Fly-by In ATL?

Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:14 am

since when are there no more Widgets?
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RE: N102DA, Spirit Of DL, Fly-by In ATL?

Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:26 am

Quoting Jhooper (Reply 6):
since when are there no more Widgets?

Not for about a year or year and a half now.
 
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RE: N102DA, Spirit Of DL, Fly-by In ATL?

Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:18 am

I miss the widget dearly. Hopefully, with chpt 11 emergence hopefully in the next couple years they will re-emerge with "the spirit" that 102 brought them, and repaint the whole fleet in the widget colors.
Can't wait to see those photos either.
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RE: N102DA, Spirit Of DL, Fly-by In ATL?

Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:44 am

Quoting INTENSS (Reply 1):
Yes, it was a planned fly-by. Got plenty of shots of it.....a couple are currently in the queue at JP.net

With all due respect for INTENSS, and being that I've seen his photos before, this won't be anywhere near as nice as his will be, but its a peak as to what you can expect from Delta's own intranet site on the flyby and ceremony.







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RE: N102DA, Spirit Of DL, Fly-by In ATL?

Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:46 am

And here is the water cannon salute for her last flight.





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RE: N102DA, Spirit Of DL, Fly-by In ATL?

Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:12 am

You're back from FDF already?

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RE: N102DA, Spirit Of DL, Fly-by In ATL?

Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:28 am

Otto,
Sorry my bad. I meant SXM.

Ed
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RE: N102DA, Spirit Of DL, Fly-by In ATL?

Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:50 am

its killing me, the links don't work! ahhh! I'll be ok, jsut someone tell me how to see the pics, are they on delta's site that I can access?
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RE: N102DA, Spirit Of DL, Fly-by In ATL?

Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:56 am

God Speed old bird. Shes served us well.

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RE: N102DA, Spirit Of DL, Fly-by In ATL?

Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:02 pm

Quoting Clipper002 (Reply 12):
I meant SXM.

Yea, only needed the weekend, although you can never get enough topless women. However, if my girl caught me looking at any more....well, lets just say 2 days was enough. If it wasn't another woman, it was planes flying right over our head. I think she was feeling left out. LOL

Quoting ERAUMcDlover (Reply 13):
its killing me, the links don't work

Are my links not working? If so, darnit, I was hoping that wouldn't happen. It did cross my mind that the links wouldn't work because Delta's intranet is a closed circuit system, but I was hoping that I could pull pics from it. I'm sorry for getting you excited, dude.



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RE: N102DA, Spirit Of DL, Fly-by In ATL?

Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:17 pm

Hey....Otto...when are they gonna take it across the street and put it in the old Hangar 1? I'd like to see that happen and take some photos.
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RE: N102DA, Spirit Of DL, Fly-by In ATL?

Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:25 pm

save them and then upload them to photobucket.


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RE: N102DA, Spirit Of DL, Fly-by In ATL?

Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:08 pm

Quoting DL021 (Reply 16):
Hey....Otto...when are they gonna take it across the street and put it in the old Hangar 1? I'd like to see that happen and take some photos.

Well, write this down, as I'm sure its pretty concrete. She is gonna take a visit over to the TOC for her coach cabin to be removed and cleaned, and then towed across the street on April 6, I believe. When she is put into Hangar 2(not 1), she will have a video section in the FC cabin, and the coach section will be a museum gallery to walk through instead of having seats.

But I believe April 6 is the magic date.


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RE: N102DA, Spirit Of DL, Fly-by In ATL?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:22 pm

Spirit of Delta was flying around ATL all day today (March 6th) I showed up to work (ASA dispatch) in the afternoon and my co-workers told me it had done two tour flights for the employees around the city of Atlanta and Atlanta motor speedway!? and two fly-bys for everyone to see. It was departing out of the Mercury Air Ramp on the north side of the airport. The last flight of the day was around 4:30pm. It came in for a low-pass on runway 26R and just about when it was over the numbers it made a sharp turn to the right (yes before the Renessance Hotel for those are familiar with the area)...toward Delta's G.O. The view from the 7th floor of ASA building was something I had never seen in my entire life...the nose was pointing staight toward our building and it kinda gave us the eerie feeling of 9/11 all over again...but soon enough it made a sharp right turn over Delta's headquarters right before our building and came around for the final landing. The thing must have been like 500ft from the ground. It was nuts.

TokyoNarita.

[Edited 2006-03-07 04:27:36]
 
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RE: N102DA, Spirit Of DL, Fly-by In ATL?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:48 pm

Wow, surprised airlines are allowed to do that, post 9/11 especially.

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RE: N102DA, Spirit Of DL, Fly-by In ATL?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:43 pm

I was lucky enough to ride on ship 102's Circle Flight in Dallas, and we buzzed Love Field at 30 feet - with gear UP. It was amazing. We also did some circles around downtown Dallas - extremely low - and then over Fort Worth.

Truly an experience of a lifetime. Photos are in the queue awaiting rejection.

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RE: N102DA, Spirit Of DL, Fly-by In ATL?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:57 pm

Quoting AndrewUber (Reply 21):
Truly an experience of a lifetime. Photos are in the queue awaiting rejection.

Say it as it is!!!  wink 

Cheers,
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RE: N102DA, Spirit Of DL, Fly-by In ATL?

Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:25 am

Quoting OttoPylit (Reply 9):
With all due respect for INTENSS, and being that I've seen his photos before, this won't be anywhere near as nice as his will be, but its a peak as to what you can expect from Delta's own intranet site on the flyby and ceremony.

Thanks anyway, but mine didn't come out as well as hoped. They're up on JP.net along with a few other better shots by Gregg and Dan.

Enjoy!

Quoting OttoPylit (Reply 18):
But I believe April 6 is the magic date.

April 6th you say....??? Big grin

-Rich

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