cal flanigan historic retirement flight
At Delta, two black pioneers are among those who have secured places in aviation and american history: Cal Flanigan and Rachelle Kerr.
Much has changed since pilots handed out fried chicken meals. Today, flight attendants serve everything from chef-created meals to free snacks.
Plane in Museum
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This is a replica of a 1920s crop duster that hangs in the Delta Flight Museum. Huff Daland Dusters became Delta Air Service in 1928. An original of the duster is in the Smithsonian.
What’s National Aviation Day? It’s a U.S. observation that celebrates the development of aviation and air travel. President Franklin Roosevelt issued a presidential proclamation in 1939 designating...
Collett E. “C.E.” Woolman, Delta’s principal founder and first Chief Executive Officer, had a different vision for an airline when Delta began offering passenger service in 1929. Woolman was...
Aviation and history buffs - or anyone else - can leave a lasting legacy at the Delta Flight Museum through the purchase of a personalized brick in the museum’s courtyard. The museum said this week...
Older photo of Flight Attendant
This charming six-minute video is a must see for anyone interested in aviation history. It’s a recent interview featuring Paige Jones, one of Delta’s early flight attendants – or ‘stewardess’ as she...
Tour in the Museum
Delta marked an important milestone in its history Wednesday, and it's Delta Flight Museum President John Boatright's job to tell the airline's story. It's the 86th anniversary of Delta passenger...
The state-of-the-art Delta Flight Museum explores the history of Delta and the future of flight with an array of interactive exhibits and rare aviation items. Schedule your departure and strap in for...

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Delta becomes first airline to launch Douglas DC-9 service.