Georgia Magazine - February 2024 - 27

Around GEORGIA Story and photos by Charlene Scott
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Delta Flight Museum
Aviation history that looks toward the future
ear the bustling HartsfieldJackson
Atlanta International
Airport lies a hidden gem that
aviation enthusiasts and history buffs
shouldn't miss: the Delta Flight Museum.
This institution, dedicated to
preserving and showcasing the rich
heritage of Delta Air Lines, offers visitors
an immersive experience into the world
of aviation, tracing the airline's storied
past from its humble crop-dusting
beginnings to its status as one of the
world's leading airlines.
The museum pays tribute to Delta's
global influence, showcasing the airline's
expansion and partnerships worldwide.
" We are currently working on an
exhibit refresh that will include some
exciting updates to our current exhibits, "
says Nina Thomas, director of exhibits
and public programs. " We can't share
anything specific yet, as we're still in the
final design stages, but it will certainly be
a bright, modern update that will include
more curated experiences for visitors
and their families.
" And, of course, a special exhibit to
mark the 100th anniversary of Delta Air
Lines and the 30th anniversary of the
museum in 2025. "
A walk through time
Delta began in 1925 in Macon under
the name of Huff-Daland Dusters, the
first aerial crop-duster in the world. Its
move to Monroe, La., started its trajectory toward
passenger service in 1928, when the airline renamed itself
Delta Air Service.
Delta's move to Atlanta and the building of Hangar 1 in
1941 meant an even more extensive base of operations for the
emerging brand. By 1947, Hangar 2 was added, and in 1957,
the DC-7B joined the fleet. It was the first plane that could fly
nonstop across the United States.
The Delta Flight Museum takes visitors through the
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Top: When visitors enter the museum, they are greeted by a
meticulously restored DC-3. This plane, known as Ship 41, began
flying for Delta in 1941. Above: Freelance writer Charlene Scott tries
out the flight simulator at the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta. It is the
nation's only full-motion simulator that is open to the public.
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