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DL Dedicates 757 To Servicemen And Women

Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:19 pm

Today DL dedicated a 757 to all servicemen and women who serve and who have served.
http://news.delta.com/index.php?s=43&item=1768
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RE: DL Dedicates 757 To Servicemen And Women

Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:23 pm

Bravo DL! Very nice way to honor all of those who have served, your service is appreciated!
 
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RE: DL Dedicates 757 To Servicemen And Women

Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:32 pm

Any idea about what time that celebration was going on? Thought I may have seen the airplane afterwards when taxiing in ATL.
 
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RE: DL Dedicates 757 To Servicemen And Women

Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:38 pm

Quoting catiii (Reply 2):
Any idea about what time that celebration was going on?

Dedication started at 11:00 this morning. I believe it lasted about an hour. I took the photo around 14:00 today. At that time the aircraft was still in bay 10.
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RE: DL Dedicates 757 To Servicemen And Women

Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:40 am

Nice move by DL.. Does anyone know if DL repainted the entire a/c and then placed the sticker on?
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RE: DL Dedicates 757 To Servicemen And Women

Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:26 am

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 4):
Does anyone know if DL repainted the entire a/c and then placed the sticker on?

Probably just placed the sticker on. Why would they repaint?
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RE: DL Dedicates 757 To Servicemen And Women

Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:20 am

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 4):
Does anyone know if DL repainted the entire a/c

The particular aircraft was chosen because the paint was in good condition. It got a good cleaning and some wax.
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RE: DL Dedicates 757 To Servicemen And Women

Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:03 am

Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 5):
Probably just placed the sticker on. Why would they repaint?

Its not a sticker, but rather painted on.
 
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RE: DL Dedicates 757 To Servicemen And Women

Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:04 pm

I love it. Great way to honor the troops and to celebrate freedom. Well done Delta. While I don't agree with the comments in post #8, our country allows this great freedom of expression; a freedom that our brave troops for centuries have fought and died for to protect.
 
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RE: DL Dedicates 757 To Servicemen And Women

Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:16 pm

Is this one of the international-configured 757s used for transatlantic ops?
 
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RE: DL Dedicates 757 To Servicemen And Women

Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:57 pm

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 10):
Is this one of the international-configured 757s used for transatlantic ops?

No. This is a domestic ex-song AVOD bird.
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RE: DL Dedicates 757 To Servicemen And Women

Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:19 pm

Aircraft are powerful symbols and I wish many other airlines would take the trouble to name them.

It is important to note this is a dedication, not an advert or a politically sponsored motif. In that respect it should be applauded and in my view applies equally to American servicemen and women who have fought in all wars through the ages (including against us Brits) from Lexington, Gettysburg, the Marne, Imo Jima, Normandy, Hue and through to the latest Afghan skirmish

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Alnicocunife
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RE: DL Dedicates 757 To Servicemen And Women

Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:02 pm

That looks great. I think Delta must have a dozen or so aircraft with something on the nose or painted differently.
Does anyone know how many Delta aircraft have something painted on the nose?
What they are for or whose name?
What type of aircraft they are on?
 
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RE: DL Dedicates 757 To Servicemen And Women

Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:34 pm

I agree with you DL WIDGET HEAD and it was appropriate post #8 was deleted. He obviously was not a veteran, and missed the intent of this dedication to everyone who has served in the military services of our country.
I sincerely appreciate the expression and acknowledgment of service to our country for all of us who proudly wore a uniform.
I replaced my military uniform with an airline one and was blessed with a wonderful career in the airline industry for 31+ years, and recognize its sometimes just the little things that make the biggest statement of integrity and good will.
Thank You Delta from a veteran and loyal customer.
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RE: DL Dedicates 757 To Servicemen And Women

Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:39 pm

Very nice gesture IMO, nothing political about it, they show that they care. I look up to those who are willing to put everything on the line for the rest of us.
 
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RE: DL Dedicates 757 To Servicemen And Women

Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:44 pm

I saw this aircraft land this afternoon at FLL. It ferried from ATL to BNA this morning and then brought the Tennessee Titans down to Florida.

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