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Spirit Of Delta Museum Dedicated In ATL

Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:21 am


The Spirit of Delta was rededicated Friday as employees filed through the reconfigured aircraft for the first time at the Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum in Atlanta.
The rededication ceremony ends a year-long effort that included the retirement of Ship 102, celebrations systemwide and the plane’s final pull into Hangar 2.

“This was a tremendous effort by everybody involved,” said Harold Bevis, chairman of the museum board. “Twenty-four years ago, this aircraft was dedicated in a hangar across the way. This plane symbolizes the spirit of Delta and the Delta family.”

The Boeing Company has supported the museum’s retirement efforts for Ship 102 throughout the year and sent a representative Friday as well.

The newly designed interior of the historic Boeing 767, purchased by employees in 1982, was reconfigured to include an exhibit area for Delta memorabilia, a meeting area and a video viewing area.

TOUR SCHEDULE:
The Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum will open The Spirit of Delta for viewing on the following dates. Inside the plane you’ll find two new exhibitions that explore the story of this important aircraft and Delta’s jet age since 1959.
Friday, December 15, 2006
9am-5:30pm

Tuesday, December 19, 2006
10am-1pm

Wednesday, December 20, 2006
10am-1pm

Wednesdays and Thursdays in January 2007
11am-1pm

The Museum is open to the public and is free of charge. Anyone interested in visiting, but does not have appropriate ID to get onto the campus should contact Tiffany Meng at 404-715-7375.

http://www.deltamuseum.org/
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RE: Spirit Of Delta Museum Dedicated In ATL

Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:12 am

Quoting OttoPylit (Thread starter):
The Museum is open to the public and is free of charge. Anyone interested in visiting, but does not have appropriate ID to get onto the campus should contact Tiffany Meng at 404-715-7375.

There's some good news! Last I heard, you had to be an employee to get in to see the museum.

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RE: Spirit Of Delta Museum Dedicated In ATL

Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:26 am

Check out The Spirit of Delta website with hundreds of photos from the last Spirit of Delta (ship 102) flight and the aircraft being moved to the Delta museum.
 
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RE: Spirit Of Delta Museum Dedicated In ATL

Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:34 am

Next time I have a day to spare while travelling, I'll try to book a long ATL layover so I can head on over to the Delta museum for a few hours...would be a much better way to kill a layover than sitting in the Crown Room.
 
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RE: Spirit Of Delta Museum Dedicated In ATL

Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:33 pm

A friend sent some pics over after they toured the bird. She looks beautiful.
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RE: Spirit Of Delta Museum Dedicated In ATL

Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:38 pm

Quoting OttoPylit (Thread starter):
The Museum is open to the public and is free of charge. Anyone interested in visiting, but does not have appropriate ID to get onto the campus should contact Tiffany Meng at 404-715-7375.

Great. When I can get the chance, I'll head to ATL and check it out myself. I tried to get in there during the 75th anniversary celebration in '04, but couldn't get onto the property. As a DGS employee, I stood no chance. Now, as I start my new position with Worldwide Flight doing ramp in PIT for them Jan 6th, we should get flight privileges with NW in due time. I'd love to see it.
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RE: Spirit Of Delta Museum Dedicated In ATL

Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:09 pm

She's a beauty and what beautiful people work for such a beautiful company, its times like the "here & now" of when I worked with such a dedicated, fun-loving and strong willed group of people yet had a heart of gold when taking care of the traveling masses, with heart, dignity, humor and the utmost respect for the other guy standing across the counter, or while sitting down in an airplane seat getting a coke-and-a-smile by genuine in-flight service, or a gate agent keeping an eye on somebody's grandma in her wheelchair while waiting to board her flight to Monroe, La.

Funny thing is, Delta people are still doing the very same thing in 2006, as they had always done in the past.
 
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RE: Spirit Of Delta Museum Dedicated In ATL

Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:48 pm

Quoting OttoPylit (Thread starter):
The Museum is open to the public and is free of charge. Anyone interested in visiting, but does not have appropriate ID to get onto the campus should contact Tiffany Meng at 404-715-7375.

Now that's some excellent news  bigthumbsup . Finally a reason to actually leave the airport in Atlanta again instead of just connecting Big grin .
 
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RE: Spirit Of Delta Museum Dedicated In ATL

Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:37 pm

Talk about a moving process for such a large airplane:

"Despite the threat of heavy winds and rain, the Delta Air Lines Recovery Team pulled Ship 102 out of the Atlanta airport property, thru the FedEx parking lot, across Toffie Terrace and Woolman Place roads, and onto the property of the Delta World Headquarters."
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RE: Spirit Of Delta Museum Dedicated In ATL

Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:06 am

Quoting Skyexramper (Reply 8):
"Despite the threat of heavy winds and rain, the Delta Air Lines Recovery Team pulled Ship 102 out of the Atlanta airport property, thru the FedEx parking lot, across Toffie Terrace and Woolman Place roads, and onto the property of the Delta World Headquarters."

What's not mentioned is the light pole they gently lowered (via forklift) to the ground to allow one of the wings to pass ... they simply unbolted it, lowered it, drove the airplane past, and put it back ...  Smile

Remember also, all this was with an unpowered airplane ... usually when taxiing, airplanes are powered (at least the brakes are charged) and there's a brake rider in the cockpit.

Quite a feat - if you ever get a chance to visit, walk outside to the end of the parking lot outside the hangar and look to the right around the end of the Fedex building - that's the path the plane took.

It's also quite awing to see how BIG that plane is in that little DC3-sized hangar ...

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RE: Spirit Of Delta Museum Dedicated In ATL

Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:57 am

Quoting Litz (Reply 9):
It's also quite awing to see how BIG that plane is in that little DC3-sized hangar ...

hehe..i bet. Over the years when YX would have ramp contracts for Apple Vacation 757-200 charters...those MD-80s sure looked tiny!

I'd glad to hear the Delta Museum is open to the public, I'd be interested in visiting it.
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RE: Spirit Of Delta Museum Dedicated In ATL

Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:11 pm

Here's to ship 102. Flew on her several times. It really stands for Delta's amazing people.
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