Pulling Together: Ship 102 brought to The Delta Heritage Museum
Good news! The event to retire the Spirit of Delta by pulling it across Loop Rd. to the Delta Heritage Museum's Hangar II is OPEN to the PUBLIC! It is advised to call the museum first in order to see just what you will need to do to get in(most likely just sign in at the front gate). You will be able to partake in watching the 767 be pulled across Loop Rd. from the airport and to the hangar tarmac. Then, it will be pulled into the hangar for permanent display next to Delta's first DC-3 "Ship 41" as well as Delta's TravelAir and Stinson airplanes. Along with the festivities is the museum itself, the museum's replica of Delta's first ticket office in Monroe, LA, an L-1011 cockpit simulator, and the L1011 fuselage museum store. As well as taking part in the celebration, you will also be able to enjoy all the other festivities the museum has in store. The hangar ceiling was 4 feet too short to accept the 767 tail, so Delta had a team of engineers "raise" the roof high enough to accept the tail and gave it a new coating of Delta's "maintenance gray" paint.
This is a must for any aviation buff living or stopping through ATL on May 7!!!
Event Date: May 7, 2006
Event Location: Delta Heritage Museum, World Headquarters, Atlanta
The 'Spirit of Delta' made its last flight on March 6, 2006. With hangar renovations nearing completion, the Spirit is scheduled to make its move from the Technical Operations Center to historic Hangar 2 on Sunday, May 7. Employees and their families are invited to be a part of the Spirit's final historic journey. With the help of the Delta Aircraft Recovery Team, Ship 102 will cross Loop Road from 11am-1pm and then be pulled by hand into the Delta gates at 1pm by 23 museum volunteers (representing Ship 102's 23 years of service). The museum will provide complimentary Varsity hot dogs, Coca-Cola products, commemorative photos, and interactive festivities for the entire family.
Schedule of Events:
11am -1 pm Ship 102-Crosses Loop Road
1-2pm Ship 102 pulled to the museum by volunteers
2-3pm Fun, food and festivities for the whole family
For more information about The Spirit of Delta Project, visit www.deltamuseum.org.