March 1, 2006
Boeing bids farewell to Ship 102
The Spirit of Delta made a stop at Paine Field in Everett, Wash., on March 1 during its Farewell Tour before returning home for permanent display at the Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum.
The Boeing 767 aircraft, a symbol of pride for Delta people, touched down at Boeing Field on February 28 to mark its retirement in the city where it first took off more than two decades ago. For some Boeing workers, this was their only opportunity to see the plane that means so much to Delta.
Retiree Donald Harbin said that Project 767, the 1982 grassroots effort to raise money for the aircraft, made a lasting impression on him during his years at Delta. "The presentation of Ship 102 to Delta Air Lines, along with the births of my two children — one of whom is a current Delta employee — were the greatest experiences of my life," said Harbin.