From the Hangars

COVID-19 Archives

Jun 09, 2020

It's International Archives Week, and this year, archives around the world are busy capturing this challenging time.

Although we are currently closed to visitors, behind the scenes our Archives team is hard at work creating a Delta COVID-19 Archives. We are collecting images, documents and objects now for future exhibits and stories. From sewn-at-home masks to photographs and stories, these collections show the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on Delta and the airline industry, but they also show Delta employees working together to meet this challenge.

Military flyover, ATL, May 2020

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly over Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, May 2, 2020. Photographer: Kelley Lyons. Gift of Kelley Lyons.

Delta pilot Chris Dennis shared photographs and story of flying a Delta Airbus A321 to Victorville, CA for temporary storage in March 2020. His experience was featured in aviation news at the time.

storing jets at Victorville

"This is one of two areas that Delta is using for storage at Victorville. Atlanta has two more runways full of Delta jets." Southern California Logistics Airport, March 23, 2020. Gift of Chris Dennis.

aircraft storage at Victorville, CA

"Another view of the storage runway at KVCV." Southern California Logistics Airport, March 23, 2020. Gift of Chris Dennis.

Please let us know if you have objects, photographs or a story to contribute. Contact our Archives team

Marie Force

Archives Director


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