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Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.

Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:17 pm

Douglas DC-7B, N4887C (Delta Ship 717), is in the air and flying home! The DC-7B left Mesa, AZ, yesterday, stopped overnight at Midland, TX, and is scheduled to arrive in ATL at about 5:00 p.m. today. Expecting flyby along north runways and landing to follow. You can track its flight here: https://planefinder.net/flight/N4887C.
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Re: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.

Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:39 pm

Oh excellent! I saw them working on that plane at Coolidge, Arizona earlier this year, and all they could tell me was that they were going to fly it to Phoenix when it was ready. Glad it has a home!
 
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Re: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.

Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:47 pm

It will be painted and polished for display at the Delta Flight Museum. As cool as it would be to have a flying example, that is simply not going to happen. This may very well be the last DC7B flight ever. :(
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Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:31 pm

B757Forever wrote:
It will be painted and polished for display at the Delta Flight Museum. As cool as it would be to have a flying example, that is simply not going to happen. This may very well be the last DC7B flight ever. :(

Lets hope not,The DC-7B stranded in Charlotte may have a slim chance only if the right amount of capital is invested.I was told its not only a
problem with the engine but insurance costs are prohibitive.The one in New Smyrna Beach that one has no chance.
 
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Re: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.

Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:19 am

Well, it wasn't a DC-7 (I flew on one in 1961!), but flying out to IAH last week, there was a B-17 parked at the Delta maintenance hanger here in Atlanta. Unfortunately, I wasn't quick enough to get a shot. We at war, or something?
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Re: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.

Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:25 am

georgiaame wrote:
Well, it wasn't a DC-7 (I flew on one in 1961!), but flying out to IAH last week, there was a B-17 parked at the Delta maintenance hanger here in Atlanta. Unfortunately, I wasn't quick enough to get a shot. We at war, or something?


Perhaps related the November 11 holiday?

Congrats to the Delta Museum. Having a 4 engine propliner really puts them in a different league imho.

PS Hangar. I hate to correct people on a webpage, but that one is a pet peeve of mine.
 
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Re: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.

Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:36 am

georgiaame wrote:
Well, it wasn't a DC-7 (I flew on one in 1961!), but flying out to IAH last week, there was a B-17 parked at the Delta maintenance hanger here in Atlanta. Unfortunately, I wasn't quick enough to get a shot. We at war, or something?



Delta TechOps has a pretty big Veterans Day event each year. This year we had a total of roughly 30 current or historic military aircraft on display.
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Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:42 am

That's really cool. I saw this plane when I visited Coolidge in early 2017.
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Re: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.

Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:06 am

My first commercial flight was on a Delta DC-7 (might have been this plane!) from Knoxville to Atlanta in early 1966. I think they only flew them for a few more months. The weather was stinko in Atl and we had to circle for an hour. I also remember having to run the full length of the two terminal wings to my next DC-9 flight to MCO. :eyepopping:

It will make a great addition to the museum. :)

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Re: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.

Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:44 am

She made it to ATL without incident. Finally home.
 
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Re: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.

Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:06 am

doulasc wrote:
B757Forever wrote:
It will be painted and polished for display at the Delta Flight Museum. As cool as it would be to have a flying example, that is simply not going to happen. This may very well be the last DC7B flight ever. :(

Lets hope not,The DC-7B stranded in Charlotte may have a slim chance only if the right amount of capital is invested.I was told its not only a
problem with the engine but insurance costs are prohibitive.The one in New Smyrna Beach that one has no chance.


Wasn’t there also me under restoration in Ocean City, NJ?
 
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Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:55 am

Are the Erickson DC-7s still operating? This photo suggests they are:

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Re: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.

Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:16 pm

mga707 wrote:
She made it to ATL without incident. Finally home.


Sweet. Any good photos?
 
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Re: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.

Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:02 pm

She’s parked on the southeast side of DNTC and she’s a beauty.
 
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Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:41 pm

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Are the Erickson DC-7s still operating? This photo suggests they are:



Indeed. According to the photo they will retire after the 2020 firefighting season.
 
 
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Re: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.

Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:13 pm

Beautiful! I was able to fly on Delta DC-6s and DC-7s in the late 1960s. I am delighted to see that Delta will honor one of its greatest planes in its museum. I know this puts me in the minority, but I always thought the '7 was the most attractive of the four-engine prop-liners. It looked like it was all business and had pleasing proportions. I remember when DL started retiring the big prop planes. They stored a bunch of them on the grass between the apron and the runway at my home airport of CAE. I'm still nostalgic for them.
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Re: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.

Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:57 pm

Cool video of the takeoff, ATL flyover, and landing: https://news.delta.com/one-final-homeco ... nta-return

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Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:18 pm

AAflyguy wrote:
Cool video of the takeoff, ATL flyover, and landing: https://news.delta.com/one-final-homeco ... nta-return

AAflyguy

Wow. Great video. I was somewhat surprised about the gear up flight.
 
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Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:45 am

tomaheath wrote:
AAflyguy wrote:
Cool video of the takeoff, ATL flyover, and landing: https://news.delta.com/one-final-homeco ... nta-return

AAflyguy

Wow. Great video. I was somewhat surprised about the gear up flight.


A good marketing video for sure, but not by or for prop enthusiasts. No cool start-up sequence, music covering up the sound of the engines, and most importantly, no cool camera work for the infamous R-3350 exhaust stack fire plumes on takeoff.

I was an obsessive propliner geek in high school back with this bird was with T&G Aviation out at Chandler field as a firebomber. They were experts in all things DC-7 throught the 1980s and early-1990s, and did a really cool renovation of a former Northwest DC-7C, N289, in the late-1980s. They ended up selling it to Santo Domingo-based Aerochago, and it was lost in an accident soon after delivery.

This particular Delta aircraft was cool because they never repainted it. It flew for T+G in a faded Delta color scheme the whole time.
 
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Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:06 am

TW870 wrote:
tomaheath wrote:
AAflyguy wrote:
Cool video of the takeoff, ATL flyover, and landing: https://news.delta.com/one-final-homeco ... nta-return

AAflyguy

Wow. Great video. I was somewhat surprised about the gear up flight.


A good marketing video for sure, but not by or for prop enthusiasts. No cool start-up sequence, music covering up the sound of the engines, and most importantly, no cool camera work for the infamous R-3350 exhaust stack fire plumes on takeoff.

I was an obsessive propliner geek in high school back with this bird was with T&G Aviation out at Chandler field as a firebomber. They were experts in all things DC-7 throught the 1980s and early-1990s, and did a really cool renovation of a former Northwest DC-7C, N289, in the late-1980s. They ended up selling it to Santo Domingo-based Aerochago, and it was lost in an accident soon after delivery.

This particular Delta aircraft was cool because they never repainted it. It flew for T+G in a faded Delta color scheme the whole time.



If you look back through it’s photo history it had a different paint scheme until the 2000s. The paint is from the early 2000s and evidently for a brief moment it had the delta logo but the owner had to remove it.
 
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Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:51 am

Babyshark wrote:
TW870 wrote:
tomaheath wrote:
Wow. Great video. I was somewhat surprised about the gear up flight.


A good marketing video for sure, but not by or for prop enthusiasts. No cool start-up sequence, music covering up the sound of the engines, and most importantly, no cool camera work for the infamous R-3350 exhaust stack fire plumes on takeoff.

I was an obsessive propliner geek in high school back with this bird was with T&G Aviation out at Chandler field as a firebomber. They were experts in all things DC-7 throught the 1980s and early-1990s, and did a really cool renovation of a former Northwest DC-7C, N289, in the late-1980s. They ended up selling it to Santo Domingo-based Aerochago, and it was lost in an accident soon after delivery.

This particular Delta aircraft was cool because they never repainted it. It flew for T+G in a faded Delta color scheme the whole time.



If you look back through it’s photo history it had a different paint scheme until the 2000s. The paint is from the early 2000s and evidently for a brief moment it had the delta logo but the owner had to remove it.


Oh yeah I stand corrected. My memory had faded like the aircraft. I actually pulled out Steve Piercey's photo book Air Freighters which has a picture of it from 1981 at Chandler before you posted. It looks like the travel club that flew it after Delta kept it in the basic Delta scheme without the titles. Then, T+G seems to have painted over some of it, keeping the basic geometrics of the DL scheme, but painting red over some of the navy below and above the cheat line, and then painting the tail all red and white. It was very faded, though, so I don't know if it ever got a full re-spray. Piercey's book has it shot about the same time as the 1981 photo in this data base - about a year after it came to T+G.
 
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Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:56 am

B757Forever wrote:
It will be painted and polished for display at the Delta Flight Museum. As cool as it would be to have a flying example, that is simply not going to happen. This may very well be the last DC7B flight ever. :(


They keep the DC-3 flightworthy, so keep your fingers crossed they do the same for the DC-7.
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Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:32 am

FlyingElvii wrote:
doulasc wrote:
B757Forever wrote:
It will be painted and polished for display at the Delta Flight Museum. As cool as it would be to have a flying example, that is simply not going to happen. This may very well be the last DC7B flight ever. :(

Lets hope not,The DC-7B stranded in Charlotte may have a slim chance only if the right amount of capital is invested.I was told its not only a
problem with the engine but insurance costs are prohibitive.The one in New Smyrna Beach that one has no chance.


Wasn’t there also me under restoration in Ocean City, NJ?


Ocean City NJ is a small GA airport with a 2900' x 60' runway that I doubt could handle the weight of a DC-7. As much as I would love for you to be right, you must be getting confused with some other aircraft. The Berlin Airlift Society in NJ has a C-54 and a C-97 Strat, but that is the only operating large pistons I know of in the region.
 
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Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:49 am

Does anyone know what is happening with the DC-7C at Goodyear AZ? That is a true, beautiful Seven Seas!
 
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Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:03 am

I always saw that DC-7 while doing touch and go's at post-apocalyptic Coolidge (slightly joking). I love to see that it made its way home and didn't join the other aircraft rotting on the ramp there.

Also, if anyone is a fan of airworthy Shorts aircraft that is the place to go
 
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Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:13 am

I remember flying on a Delta DC-7 when i was 5 years old. Obviously at that age i don't remember all the details. Late August 1961 DAL-MSY and return about a week later MSY-DAL. The things that stand out were the dark blue/black engine cowlings and 4 bladed props on a late afternoon departure from DAL. The return flight was skirting a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico. Hit turbulence during meal service, remember seeing a butter knife in the air going end over end from my moms seat to mine lol. Those engine cowlings and the tumbling knife will always be remembered. Wonder if this one of those aircraft, Will never know.
 
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Re: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.

Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:27 am

SierraPacific wrote:
Also, if anyone is a fan of airworthy Shorts aircraft that is the place to go


Indeed:


Somewhat OT, but if you want Skyvans, Perris Valley, CA is the place to go:



Meanwhile, back on the topic of Delta's DC-7, it's great to see some love for an old classic. Too many are just rotting around derelict at remote fields.
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Re: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.

Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:20 pm

crownvic wrote:
FlyingElvii wrote:
doulasc wrote:
Lets hope not,The DC-7B stranded in Charlotte may have a slim chance only if the right amount of capital is invested.I was told its not only a
problem with the engine but insurance costs are prohibitive.The one in New Smyrna Beach that one has no chance.


Wasn’t there also me under restoration in Ocean City, NJ?


Ocean City NJ is a small GA airport with a 2900' x 60' runway that I doubt could handle the weight of a DC-7. As much as I would love for you to be right, you must be getting confused with some other aircraft. The Berlin Airlift Society in NJ has a C-54 and a C-97 Strat, but that is the only operating large pistons I know of in the region.


Sorry, I meant Ocean County, Toms River
 
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Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:56 pm

thewizbizman wrote:
B757Forever wrote:
It will be painted and polished for display at the Delta Flight Museum. As cool as it would be to have a flying example, that is simply not going to happen. This may very well be the last DC7B flight ever. :(


They keep the DC-3 flightworthy, so keep your fingers crossed they do the same for the DC-7.


The fabulous looking Delta DC-3 hasn't flown in quite a few years. It does live indoors in a climate controlled museum and thus remains in excellent condition. It could be made flyable in a short time if desired. I believe the cost of operations, maintenance and insurance is a bigger financial burden than the Delta Flight Museum is ready to carry. The DC-7 will be displayed outdoors, directly in front of Hangar 1, right outside of where the DC-3 lives in climate controlled comfort!
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Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:09 am

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Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:13 am

FlyingElvii wrote:
crownvic wrote:
FlyingElvii wrote:

Wasn’t there also me under restoration in Ocean City, NJ?


Ocean City NJ is a small GA airport with a 2900' x 60' runway that I doubt could handle the weight of a DC-7. As much as I would love for you to be right, you must be getting confused with some other aircraft. The Berlin Airlift Society in NJ has a C-54 and a C-97 Strat, but that is the only operating large pistons I know of in the region.


Sorry, I meant Ocean County, Toms River


Yes, I think we are talking about the Berlin Airlift Historical Flight aircraft...
 
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Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:01 am

That’s awesome to hear that’s where it went. They flew it out of P08 about a month before the main runway there closed until May. Never though I would see that plane fly again; they have been working on it for years....
 
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Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:10 pm

B757Forever wrote:
thewizbizman wrote:
B757Forever wrote:
It will be painted and polished for display at the Delta Flight Museum. As cool as it would be to have a flying example, that is simply not going to happen. This may very well be the last DC7B flight ever. :(


They keep the DC-3 flightworthy, so keep your fingers crossed they do the same for the DC-7.


The fabulous looking Delta DC-3 hasn't flown in quite a few years. It does live indoors in a climate controlled museum and thus remains in excellent condition. It could be made flyable in a short time if desired. I believe the cost of operations, maintenance and insurance is a bigger financial burden than the Delta Flight Museum is ready to carry. The DC-7 will be displayed outdoors, directly in front of Hangar 1, right outside of where the DC-3 lives in climate controlled comfort!



To bad, The DC-7 needs to be inside. It really does. Perhaps that needs to be put in motion. My father flew the first 767 into service in 82..”Spirit” and ironically flew 2 DC-7s to the new owner. He is looking if it was this one. If it has the ground down tail skid, it was one of the planes.

The DC-3 was ground looped and did major damage to the wing by the not so great former chief pilot of the late 90s... Delta decided to park it but the 3 could be flyable in 30 days .
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Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:20 pm

reltney wrote:
B757Forever wrote:
thewizbizman wrote:

They keep the DC-3 flightworthy, so keep your fingers crossed they do the same for the DC-7.


The fabulous looking Delta DC-3 hasn't flown in quite a few years. It does live indoors in a climate controlled museum and thus remains in excellent condition. It could be made flyable in a short time if desired. I believe the cost of operations, maintenance and insurance is a bigger financial burden than the Delta Flight Museum is ready to carry. The DC-7 will be displayed outdoors, directly in front of Hangar 1, right outside of where the DC-3 lives in climate controlled comfort!



To bad, The DC-7 needs to be inside. It really does. Perhaps that needs to be put in motion. My father flew the first 767 into service in 82..”Spirit” and ironically flew 2 DC-7s to the new owner. He is looking if it was this one. If it has the ground down tail skid, it was one of the planes.

The DC-3 was ground looped and did major damage to the wing by the not so great former chief pilot of the late 90s... Delta decided to park it but the 3 could be flyable in 30 days .


That is amazing they do that, I have immense respect for the people down at that museum. I really do wish they had the monetary resources to keep every aircraft they have flightworthy. Do you guys know if any besides the DC-3 are flightworthy or able to be made flightworthy within a few months?
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Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:59 pm

This move by DL is a shining example how the company cares about its employees, retirees and the important area of public image and education. Other major carriers seem to have missed this type of opportunity to showcase their history, image and legacy.
 
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Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:20 pm

thewizbizman wrote:
reltney wrote:
B757Forever wrote:

The fabulous looking Delta DC-3 hasn't flown in quite a few years. It does live indoors in a climate controlled museum and thus remains in excellent condition. It could be made flyable in a short time if desired. I believe the cost of operations, maintenance and insurance is a bigger financial burden than the Delta Flight Museum is ready to carry. The DC-7 will be displayed outdoors, directly in front of Hangar 1, right outside of where the DC-3 lives in climate controlled comfort!



To bad, The DC-7 needs to be inside. It really does. Perhaps that needs to be put in motion. My father flew the first 767 into service in 82..”Spirit” and ironically flew 2 DC-7s to the new owner. He is looking if it was this one. If it has the ground down tail skid, it was one of the planes.

The DC-3 was ground looped and did major damage to the wing by the not so great former chief pilot of the late 90s... Delta decided to park it but the 3 could be flyable in 30 days .


That is amazing they do that, I have immense respect for the people down at that museum. I really do wish they had the monetary resources to keep every aircraft they have flightworthy. Do you guys know if any besides the DC-3 are flightworthy or able to be made flightworthy within a few months?

AFAIK the DC-3 is the only one airworthy (or near airworthy).

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