Visit Prototype 1011 at Delta Museum
The Delta Museum Store is housed in an original portion of the prototype Lockheed L-1011. Lockheed used the plane for test flights; it was never flown by an airline.
After the plane retired, a team of about dozen Delta maintenance personnel traveled to Ardmore, Oklahoma, in 1989, and salvaged a 65-feet section of the L-1011 (from cockpit to wing). They split the section into three pieces and trucked the pieces to Atlanta.
The Delta team created a mock-up aircraft for photography sessions and filming movies, commercials and in-flight safety videos. It rested on a frame that supported and moved the three sections to allow wide camera angles.
The movie set was housed at MGM-Disney Studios in Orlando, Florida. At the time, Delta was the official airline of Walt Disney World. Movies filmed in the L-1011 include Passenger 57 and Quick Change.
The L-1011 returned to Atlanta in 1999. It served briefly as a unique meeting and conference room, before opening its doors as the Delta Museum Store on June 17, 2002.