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Delta Flight Museum, Atlanta

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4.3/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
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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  • Came across this by accident,What a jewel‼️ If you like airplanes and flight this is a must see.Self guided tour chronicles Deltas history from the beginning to present day.This is accomplished with h...  read more »
  • Small museum is traversed in a short time, perfect for children and lovers of airplanes, souvenir shop has. Maybe there is a Flight Simulator!
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  • We recently took a group of folks from out of town to the museum. Laverne Brown was very helpful and showed us around. I thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Highly recommended! 
  • 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.
  • I suggest this to everyone. I enjoyed every little thing about this place. Price is very reasonable. Customers service is great. Kids would love it.
  • Great stop in Atlanta, GA near airport. Large hangers with tour on your own opportunity, once inside secured parking area. #taildraggertour
  • Fantastic venue for corporate parties. Show cases a truly great company with a mutual respect for contributions by its employees.
  • This place has potential to grow but as of today I write this review there is not that much of attractions to look at. The flight simulator is I think the best one I've seen till date but is quite expensive for general public to use it. The gift shop has few stuff you can carry as souvenir but again nothing that great.
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