In 1982, Delta employees, retirees and friends began collecting donations to purchase a plane for Delta in support of the company in the midst of a weak economy and poor economic performance.  The Spirit of Delta, as it was later named, has come to be a symbol for Delta’s heritage.

The Spirit of Delta was Delta’s first Boeing 767-200 aircraft and was purchased for $30 million.

Delta is bringing the Spirit of Delta to Los Angeles as it embarks on its final tour through the Delta system as a thank you to Delta employees for all of their hard work and dedication.  The aircraft will conduct a “circle flight” with employees, customers and representatives from local Delta-sponsored charities, including Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation, St. Joseph’s Center for the Homeless and Ability First for the Disabled.

Delta Salt Lake City Station Manager Cammy Bezold
Delta Vice President of Flight Operations Gary Beck
Delta Vice President of Corporate Safety, Security and Compliance Michael Quiello
Delta Air Lines brings Spirit of Delta to Los Angeles to operate “circle flight” for customers, employees and representatives from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
9 – 11 a.m.
Los Angeles International Airport, Gate 52 A

Note: Media must receive a gate pass from Delta in order to attend event, so please RSVP to 404-715-2554 at least one hour prior to event. Media are welcome to fly on the “circle flight.”

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