Delta Flight Museum To Soar June 17

Exhibition grand opening to coincide with airliner's 85th anniversary of passenger service.

Exhibition grand opening to coincide with airliner’s 85th anniversary of passenger service.

It’s wheels up for the Delta Flight Museum.

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The exhibition devoted to Delta and its aviation history is set to take flight again June 17 after a more than $6 million renovation of the corporate museum, according to a company spokesman.

The 68,000-square-foot facility is housed in Delta’s two original maintenance hangars at the company’s headquarters in Atlanta.

Delta will become one of only two U.S. airlines with a public museum (American Airlines has its C.R. Smith Museum). The Museum features a Boeing 737-200 full-motion flight simulator (the only one in the United States that is open to the public) as well as historic aircraft like the “Spirit of Delta,” a Boeing 767 donated by employees in 1982.

The Museum will also house “Ship 41,” Delta’s first DC-3, which was restored by employees and retirees, and the Waco 125 biplane, the only aircraft of its kind remaining.

The Delta Flight Museum’s grand reopening is in conjunction with the airliner’s 85th anniversary.

Visit the Delta Flight Museum on Facebook for more information.


Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc., the publisher of What Now Atlanta and What Now Los Angeles.
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6 years ago

If Delta doesn’t stop pissing off their medallion members with exceedingly aggressive policies, this will be a museum of memories rather than an honorary museum. They have really told the flying public that “you’re no longer important to us unless you pay our absolute highest fare classes.” That’s a terrible message to send when you’re competing with Southwest and trying to hold off Jet Blue.

6 years ago

Guess again, Joshua. They are making record-breaking profits, continue to expand here and Southwest is hardly a competitor. Since their takeover of AirTran and by dismantling their former hub here, Southwest is responsible for Atlanta’s airfares to have skyrocketed in the past year more than any other U.S. airport. Delta isn’t going anywhere, and you have other choices if you no longer care for them. As far as jetBlue goes, they may serve Boston with a few flights a day – hardly a blip on the radar for Delta.

6 years ago

As long as 5.5 million fairly prosperous people are living in a city there will always eventually be an airline that charges cheaper prices. Look at Spirit Airlines, People Express (the new one) and others to come. Like AirTran they will make their way to Atlanta and charge less than both Southwest and Delta.

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