When I was in Atlanta, Georgia this May it was an absolute must for me to visit the Delta Airlines Museum. Since I am a (helicopter) pilot and at the time worked for an air-company I could even get a nice reduction in the ticket price which of course just made the visit that bit better. What drew me in were the actual, working, large planes that were on display – it’s fairly common to see the smaller, older planes in museums, but it definitely is the first time I’ve had the chance to see a 767 and a 747 right up close!
The museum is in the old Delta Airlines hangar at the airport, and the first you get to see is this beautiful old DC-3.
But the real attraction for me was in the next room: The Spirit of Delta, their signature Boeing 767 retired to this museum!
Ain’t she a beauty?!
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This cockpit is definitely something else compared to my tiny little helicopter..
When I was done admiring this big bird I went outside for an even bigger one:
The resident Boeing 747!
And to give a proper sense of the scale:
The wheels are actually almost as tall as people.! I loved being able to see a plane this large right up close. That was really something special.
After checking out the 747 from the outside, we were allowed inside. It was super cool to be able to see how it looked on the inside of the inside.!
I’ve never had the chance to sit on the first class, and unless I’m lucky enough to get upgraded sometime I probably never will get there again, so I made sure to check out all I could on this 747 first class.!
And another deliciously complicated cockpit.
View to a Delta Boeing 757 from the 747. I was so glad I visited this museum and I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in aviation. Besides the planes, there are also a lot of interesting exhibits on Delta’s history as an airline and it’s easy to spend a couple of hours out there.
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