Exhibition grand opening to coincide with airliner’s 85th anniversary of passenger service.
It’s wheels up for the Delta Flight Museum.
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.
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