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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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  • It is an interesting museum to see the history of Delta and misc airline artifacts. However the highlight was the rare once a week opportunity to see the fully restored DC-3. The DC-3 is from 1940s an...  more »
  • This was a fun stop off on the way to the airport. Some really nice exhibits, and some good information. You really get some great views of planes in ways that you never would otherwise. One quick not...  more »
  • Our family enjoys aviation and anything to do with flight. The Delta Flight Museum has several rare opportunities to see up close, inside and out, several great airplanes. There are several "small" hi...  more »
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  • A must-see for any aviation enthusiast in Atlanta. Indoors, there are planes from Delta's early history, including an immaculate DC-3, and a 767 in the other hangar that's now an exhibit space. And then there are all sorts of other little goodies - flight attendant uniforms, old brochures, and everything else you'd find on a historic airliner. It really makes you feel like you were there. Outside, across the parking lot, is the first 747-400 ever built! You can go inside to see the first class cabin and a cutaway showing just how massive the hull is.
  • Aviation Fans: your winged bucket list must land here! See it all for $15 admission, but extras include Free guided tours on Tuesdays, $120 private tours, $450 60-min 737 Flight Sim Experience (Full Motion)! What is now Delta Airlines has been at the center of air transportation since the industry's beginning and you can see, touch and sit in the whole history at this wonderful museum!
  • Great displays, enjoyed the Boeing 747 Experience and revisiting the early aviation history. Friendly, courteous volunteer docents and employees. Free parking and several discount ts such as veteran. Had a great time!
  • I went on a discounted day, so I only paid $7.50 - well worth it at that price, at $15 maybe not so much but it's not a terrible fee either way. Interesting place, kinda #HailCorporate but that was expected. Parking is weird, and it is NOT clearly marked on how to get out of the Delta campus! I had to sneak out of a gate behind someone else...lol. Anyway, cool museum if you like planes and aviation in general. Flight simulator I'm sure is amazing but it's $425 per session, yikes!
  • This place was pretty cool, but 15 bucks seemed just a little steep. There was lots of History hear about the Delta Airlines history. The plains outside we're a bonus and we really neat. There's a lot of different artifacts, but not really a lot because it's spread out.