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Delta Flight Museum, Atlanta

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The Delta Flight Museum is an aviation and corporate museum located in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, near the airline's main hub at the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The museum is housed in two 1940s-era Delta Air Lines maintenance hangars, which were used until the 1960s when the Delta Technical Operations Center, formerly known as the Jet Base, was completed. The museum is a nonprofit organization and relies on volunteers, donations, special event rentals and Museum Store sales. The Delta Museum is considered an ongoing project and it collects various items year round.The museum opened to the general public in June 2014. Prior to that, Delta employee ID or prior arrangement was required to access the campus in which the museum is located.OriginsThe idea for a Delta museum originated when a group of retirees started a campaign to find one of Delta's Douglas DC-3's in 1990. After some searching, the employees struck gold when they found DL Ship 41, Delta's first DC-3 to carry passengers, in Puerto Rico performing cargo services. The group bought the plane from the cargo airline and the Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum was started. From 1993 to 1999, the plane was painstakingly restored to its 1940's condition by active and retired Delta mechanics. Ship 41 is considered the most perfectly restored passenger transport DC-3 in the world. In 2001, Delta Ship 41 was the winner of the first National Trust for Historic Preservation award presented to an aircraft.
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  • If you like airplanes, buddy, this is for YOU! Delta Air Lines not only makes a great commitment to its passengers, they've capture their own history for all to see! They've also just opened their new...  more »
  • The Delta Flight Museum is a really great way to spend an hour or two. There are several models of old propeller plans dating back to the 1930s. There are tons of displays of pilot flight schedules, o...  more »
  • If you love airplanes you will love the Delta Flight Museum. I fit that description and this was on my bucket list ever since I heard about it, so I used a trip where I flew to ATL and rented a car to...  more »
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  • The delta flight museum is such a great places to visit. It tell you about the history about delta airlines. They have airplanes like the spirit of delta boeing 767-200, delta 747-400 and many more airplanes. I have been to the delta flight museum since august 2014 and I have always enjoyed it. Every year I take one visit to the delta flight museum and next year look forward to seeing the 747 and taking a tour of it since I have never been inside a 747.
  • Hidden gem! This place is so cool! We attended a private gala event here and everyone was blown away. Very interested artifacts from the past and an amazing event space.
  • I went for a work event. It is very cool and the staff was awesome. I have been a delta customer for a while so feels good to look back at sea cool delta history.
  • Very cool to see how this company has grown from simple cargo to one of the largest airlines in the world. They have a little shop attached with some cool stuff, also!
  • The Delta Flight Museum, while not very large, is a must-see for any aviation enthusiast in the Atlanta area. The indoor section contains several planes from very early in the company's history, but its centerpieces are a 767 and a DC-3. Most of the planes are roped off, but the 767 can be walked around and under, and the inside has been turned into an exhibit space. The museum also boasts a huge fleet of miniature aircraft representing practically every model the company has flown, a collection of historic flight attendant's uniforms, and much more. Outside, across the parking lot, is the museum's most recent addition, a massive 747-400 - you can't go inside it or walk under it just yet, but you can go right up to the edge of its wings to see how huge it is.