From the Hangars

Museum supports EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023

Jul 24, 2023

The Delta Flight Museum is partnering with Delta to curate artifacts for a heritage display in Delta's tent during the EAA AirVenture Oskkosh 2023.

DFM Exhibit at EAA

The event runs from Monday, July 24 through Sunday, July 30 in Oshkosh, WI.

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) was founded in 1953 and has grown from a few aviation enthusiasts to a large international organization. The first EAA show was 21 aircraft and 150 people in Milwaukee.  Today, it averages 10,000+ aircrafts, 3,000+ showplanes, and over 650,000 people in attendance from all over the world. 

This is the first year the Museum will have an exhibition presence, and we are excited to show off some of the archives.

Bags & bag tags from Delta Air Lines and affiliates

For those attending who want to learn more about the artifacts displayed, check out this link.

DFM artifacts on exhibition at EAA

Nina Thomas

Director - Exhibits & Public Programs


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  1. Mr Oshkosh | Nov 02, 2023
    It was great to see you at AirVenture! Thanks for bringing some OSH bag tags from when North Central Airlines served Oshkosh Wittman Field. When NCA merged with Southern to form Republic in 1979, my Dad worked for Republic at Oshkosh. Really enjoyed the rest of your exhibits and building.  It was very exciting to see the Delta A350 at AirVenture.  Hope the Delta Museum is back for AirVenture 2024!
  2. Diane Elaine Stark McConnell Sanfilippo | Sep 26, 2023

    Having donated a copy of the news story about Delta releasing their nurse stewardesses during WWII and hiring from the local girls, my mother 'Miss Elaine Bond', a local model, was the very first hired. The photo was of my mother and the ''head' stewardess standing outside a 'trainer'. I had thought that Delta might be interested, but 'no' they could not have cared less. Since then I found another photo of Mother, standing with a group of stewardesses in uniform, standing in front of an airplane. I do not know if or how many flights my mother was on, but, looking at the dates, it had become obvious I was on the way, and I was born 16 December 1942, a 'true' war baby, and we are now becoming extinct.

    I have to admit that my mother made 'history' with Delta and that I was obviously the reason her career never took off. My father was in Naval OCS school at Columbia Univ in NYC, so my mother flew to NY where they were married at the little church around the corner and were in Charleston for his sea trials when I made my entrance at Charleston Naval Hospital.

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