From the Hangars

What's New at the Delta Flight Museum

Jul 22, 2016

Although a lot of our energy has focused on getting Ship 6301 ready for visitors in early 2017, the Delta Flight Museum is excited to announce some changes and additions to our ongoing displays. If you have not visited in a while, this is what you are missing:

New 747-400 Digital Reader Rail

To tide you over until Ship 6301 is open to visitors, we've added a new digital reader rail on the Mezzanine in Hangar 2 that provides statistics and historical information about the 747-400. It also features a current time-lapse video of the construction work for the project.

DC-8 Engine Upgrades

The DC-8 Engine in Hangar 2 has become a backdrop for a digital reader rail that explores Delta Technical Operations (Delta TechOps). The new information focuses on the Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) that keep Delta flying. We've also added an artifact from Delta TechOps to explain just how employees are able to safely and efficiently move around the 2.7 million square feet of the Technical Operations Center (TOC) in Atlanta. 

A Historic Logo

Newly mounted above the archway leading to our Chairman's Club exhibit in Hangar 1, is the sign that hung above the entrance to the 1947 headquarters of Delta Air Lines in Atlanta. Below is an image of the sign in its original location with Delta's Board of Directors in 1947.


  DC-3 Hands-On Simulator


To explain how a pilot uses an aircraft's flight control system to maneuver through the air, we created and installed a simulator that uses pulleys and wires to make a DC-3 model pitch, roll, and yaw. All that you need to add are your best engine sound effects!

Spotlight on Spirit: Patricia Grace Murphy

As Delta's first African-American flight attendant in 1966, Pat Murphy became a pioneer and began a exemplary 35-year career in the sky. We are proud to feature her story inside Boeing 767 The Spirit of Delta.

"Our Objectives Are Clear" Final Months

Image of Persian Gulf War Exhibit at the Delta Flight Museum showing exhibit case

Closing on September 11th, 2016, don't miss your chance to see our temporary exhibition about the 25th anniversary of the Persian Gulf War featuring artifacts, images and stories from Delta employees who served in the conflict.

The Delta Flight Museum invites you to come visit us soon and check out all that we've got going on!


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