Delta Takes Off! From Crop Dusting to Jets
This exhibit highlights Delta's history from crop dusting in Monroe, LA in the 1920s to moving headquarters to Atlanta in 1940, Delta's efforts during WWII, merging with C&S Airline in 1953, and the arrival of its first jet in 1959. On display are rarely seen photos and ads, as well as a video of Delta's founder C.E. Woolman telling the Delta story up to the mid-1950s.
Maintaining a Legacy: DC-3 Maintenance 1940-1960
This exhibit highlights tools used by Delta maintenance departments who worked on DC-3 airplanes in the 1940s and 1950s. Included are tools such as a lathe, metal cutters, brakes, and a sewing machine. In addition to the machines and tools on display, there are photographs of 1940s-1950s maintenance workers, reprints of articles from Delta Digests during those years, and Touch Stations inviting you to touch samples of what the machines do.
Red Tail Flying: Voices and Images of Northwest Airlines
Northwest Airlines began with mail service in 1926 and grew to become an important part of the history of aviation. This exhibit shares 82 years of Northwest's pioneering history using employee and customer stories, photographs, advertising, objects, and videos. Visitors will see the development of NW's famous red tail livery, learn about NW industry firsts, and hear stories from long-term NW CEO Don Nyrop.
The History of The Spirit of Delta
This exhibit tells the story of why The Spirit of Delta was such a special aircraft to Delta Air Lines. It also highlights why the Boeing 767 was an important milestone in Delta’s fleet. Photographs, memorabilia, airplane models, and aircraft parts are on view.
Jet Spirit: 50 Years of Delta Jet Service
This exhibit explores the topics of Speed, Safety, Comfort, and going Across the Globe since Delta introduced jet service in 1959. Items on display range from the familiar to the rare and are sure to bring back lots of memories.
Although the Delta widget is an iconic symbol of the Company, it was not Delta's original logo. We are currently working on an exhibit highlighting Delta branding from the 1920s to the present. This permanent exhibit in Hangar 2 is scheduled for completion soon.
Also note that The Spirit of Delta is a work in progress. We still need permanent stairs and a wheelchair lift. If you are interested in becoming a financial donor for this project, please contact Greg Romanoski at email@example.com or (404) 715-7886 for information.
The Spirit of Delta is open for visitors on Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 2pm. Come check out the Museum’s progress in this unusual exhibition space. Inside you’ll find two new exhibits that explore the story of this important aircraft and Delta’s jet age since 1959. Objects on display include vintage uniforms, aircraft models, and memorabilia.
In addition to Spirit tours, the Museum offers interior tours of the DC-3 on the second Tuesday of each month at noon.
Unable to visit when the aircraft are open? Take a self-guided tour! Tour brochures are located throughout the hangars.
Museum admission is free of charge, but donations of $5 per person are greatly appreciated. Anyone interested in visiting, but does not have appropriate ID to get onto the Delta campus should contact the Museum at (404) 773-1219 or firstname.lastname@example.org.