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When Cecile Beck applied to be a "stewardess" in 1959 with Pan Am, she never anticipated the decision would lead to a 60-year career in the air, a 40-year marriage and a lifetime of memories. "It turned out to be the best thing I've ever been able to do," said ...
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Standing idle in the Arizona desert, a beloved historic airplane was prepped for its ultimate journey – one final flight back to where it all began. The recently discovered Ship 717, the last remaining Douglas DC-7B - last flown by Delta more than 50 years ago - drew the eye ...
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On a trip to the Delta Flight Museum, a former Delta employee reflects on how the company has changed over the years… and how it hasn’t Richard Dillon just celebrated his 80th birthday, but during his visit to the Delta Flight Museum, he was a 22-year-old again and just starting ...
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On a June morning in 1929, a lanky former stunt pilot named Johnny Howe guided a single-engine Delta Air Service plane skyward from a Dallas airfield, heading east. Five hours and 427 miles later – including stops in Shreveport and Monroe, La. – Howe and his passenger, Delta employee John ...
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When Delta Air Lines’ first flight took off from Atlanta bound for Frankfurt on June 17, 1979, it marked Delta’s 50th anniversary of passenger service and was the first nonstop service between the cities. Forty years later, the route has gone from strength-to-strength and last year alone more than 1.1 ...
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Delta throws birthday party for member of first flight attendant class as she turns 102. The year was 1940. World War II entered its second year. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was running for a third term. And Sybil Peacock Harmon, a vibrant, 24-year-old nursing school graduate, was hired by ...
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SAVANNAH, Ga. - Delta CEO Ed Bastian has been welcomed into a prestigious group, recognized as a Georgia Trustee by the Georgia Historical Society and Gov. Nathan Deal. The honor is the highest bestowed by the state of Georgia. Each year, the Georgia Historical Society chooses two people who best ...
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As a part of Delta's ongoing efforts to advance aviation education and support communities across the country, The Delta Air Lines Foundations granted $6.67 million to help transform the flagship building of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. Alongside eight other airlines, this funding will enable the complete redesign ...
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Each day millions of people board metal machines and soar hundreds or thousands of miles to reunite with family, forge business deals or begin dream vacations. Delta flies as many as 600,000 of those people a day, making the world a little smaller. Air travel is so common that perhaps ...
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Employees from across the airline welcomed media as well as local and state officials to Tuesday’s unveiling of the Delta Flight Museum’s latest addition – the “747 Experience” exhibit. The exhibit features retired Delta Ship 6301, the first Boeing 747-400 to take flight, to honor the legacy of the historic ...
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Kerr was part of the first all-black female flight crew in U.S. history.
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Eighty years ago this month, a Delta First Officer stepped out of the right seat of his 10-passenger Lockheed Electra and served customers on board the airline’s first meal service—a boxed lunch and coffee. Fast-forward to the present day and the global carrier serves more than 45 million meals a ...
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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.