First, I would like to apologize for the bumpy road up to this point in regards to setting up this meet. I take full responsibility for what occurred back in September and I hope that we can all look past those events and make this meet the best Atlanta meet to date.
That being said, I'd like to update you all on what is and what is not planned as of today. Originally, I had wanted to get a tour of the Operations Control Center. Tours of the OCC are hard to come by in the winter months as IROPs (irregular operations) usually prevent them from being approved. As it turns out, the OCC portion of the meet was not approved by the airline.
The good news:
* The general offices/simulator support tour is still a go!
* Additionally, I am still awaiting confirmation from the folks at TechOps for that portion however I am optimistic.
In the interim, Delta Global Services has requested personal information from all folks attending this portion of the meet (full name of yourself and your guest, if applicable). The purpose of gathering this information is to facilitate registration upon arrival at both the General Offices and the Technical Operations Center.
*** Important! ***
Please email this information to me (along with your Airliners.net user name so that I can tell who is who) no later than November 25, 2008. On November 25, I will forward the information to DGS and they will have your name tags ready for pick-up at the gate upon arrival on December 13.
I will inform everyone of the final schedule for December 13 as soon as everything is finalized.
At last tally, this is the list of folks (excluding myself) who were still planning on attending the upcoming meet in Atlanta, scheduled for December 13, 2008:
9V-SPJ + 1
- We still need to decide on a place to meet on Saturday morning. I was going to recommend we all meet at 09:30am on the top level of the South Terminal daily parking deck, since its an easy spot to find for all parties involved. Once we gather, we can then car pool to the Delta headquarters area. What do you all think about this suggestion?
I'm looking forward to this meet and to meeting everyone. If you know of anyone going who might not see this thread for any reason, please forward them to it if possible.
Chris in Atlanta
P.S. If anyone attending the meet is an employee of Delta, Northwest, or any other Delta subsidiary, please identify yourself as such via email. Thanks.
Photo © Christopher Weyer - AirTeamImages
[Edited 2008-11-21 04:36:58]