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Delta Flight Museum renovation

by Matt Falcus

The Spirit of Delta Boeing 767A $6.3 million grant from the Delta Air Lines Foundation has enabled a renovation of the Delta Flight Museum at Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport to begin.

The museum is situated in the historic 1940s hangars at the airline’s campus. They opened as the Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum in 1995, and will now undergo various improvements such as a theatre, events space, improved accessibility, and preservation of the hangar’s original doors and floors.

The museum is a great place to visit, with a Boeing 767-200 ‘The Spirit of Delta’, along with a DC-3, and a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar section. A full Convair 880 cockpit already owned by the museum along with a Boeing 737-200 flight simulator will be installed as permanent exhibits and a new retail store will be built for visitors to purchase aviation memorabilia and Delta-branded items.

The renovation is expected to last 12 months, with the museum aiming to reopen in advance of Delta’s 85th anniversary of commercial aviation service on June 17, 2014.

Find out more at www.deltamuseum.org

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