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The job of de-icing is vital to the safety of a flight as ice and snow can alter the aerodynamics of an aircraft. That is why Delta has invested millions in innovative de-ice tools, training for hundreds of employees and additional resources.

To understand the role of a de-ice worker, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution visited Delta’s Atlanta hub at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to give a behind-the-scenes look at the airline’s core team of deicers.

Watch the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s “Jet-fueled Jobs” video series featuring Wayne Saxon, a Delta ramp agent who is specially trained to de-ice aircraft.

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