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Delta 747, When?

Mon Apr 12, 1999 12:09 am

While looking up "Safety Card" on ebay.com, I noticed a safety card for a 1972 Delta Airlines 747. Is this real, when did they operate these, where did they sell them too, and what routes where they used on?
 
Cody
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RE: Delta 747, When?

Mon Apr 12, 1999 12:43 am

Yes they did. Started servie October 25, 1970 from Atlanta-Dallas-Los Angelas. They had 5. they had most out of the fleet by 74 although they may have owned one all the wa to 77, but I am not sure.
 
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RE: Delta 747, When?

Mon Apr 12, 1999 1:30 am

I believe that they were leased from Pan Am.
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RE: Delta 747, When? - A Pic

Mon Apr 12, 1999 1:39 am

 
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RE: Delta 747, When?

Mon Apr 12, 1999 1:59 am

I missed the second part of your question. i don't know about all of them but Flying Tigers got one
 
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RE: Delta 747, When?

Mon Apr 12, 1999 6:30 am

Delta operated 747-100s between 1970ish and the mid 1980s. Hope that helps you.
 
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RE: Delta 747, When?

Mon Apr 12, 1999 10:02 am

One of them went to China Airlines as B-1860 in 1975. It was CI's first widebody aircraft after they cancelled the DC-10 order. The plane was leased directly from Boeing when it was registered as N-9898. It was a -132 model. I believe it is still in service with Evergreen Air Cargo as N-479EV with modified SCD.
 
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RE: Delta 747, When?

Mon Apr 12, 1999 7:53 pm

Delta recieved 5 747-132s between 9/70 & 11/71. All were sold back to Boeing (trade in on 727s) between 9/74 & 3/77.

The five aircraft are:

SR#/LN# Current Operator
19896/72 Evergreen International
19897/82 Polar Air Cargo
19898/94 Evergreen International
20246/155 Polar Air Cargo
20247/159 Kitty Hawk

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Beautiful.

Mon Apr 12, 1999 11:19 pm

Who agrees with me that the picture is beautiful. It sure makes me want to see them purchase the 747-400. It would look great in their livery. Who knows?
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