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Delta's Revamped History Museum Gets More Aircraft, More Awesome

May 21, 2014 at 11:32 AM | by | ()

Mark the date on your iCal: the Delta Flight Museum at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport reopens after major renovations on June 17. The buildings and Delta's historic 1940s maintenance hangars have been updated with fresh exhibits, new displays and cases, improved public spaces, an expanded store, and three more aircraft for the collection.

Furthermore, the museum boasts the US' only full-motion, official flight simulator open to the public (a 737-200). Actual aircraft on display include a DC-3, Waco 125 bi-plane (last in existence), Travel Air 6B Sedan, Stinson SR-8E Reliant, an L-1011 prototype section, and the Boeing 767 "Spirit of Delta," which was the airline's first 767 delivered after Delta's own employees banded together in the 1980s' tough times to raise money and fund the purchase.

Thanks to the renovation, three more aircraft are coming to join the fun: a DC-9, a Huff-Daland Duster, and a Boeing 757-200.

Adult admission is $12, and the museum is open every day (M, Tu, Th, F, Sa: 10am-4:30pm, Su: 12pm-4:30pm) except Wednesdays. An official reopening celebration will happen June 17, to mark Delta's 85th Anniversary of passenger air travel.

Wait until after that to enjoy the full range of new additions to the museum's collection and exhibits free of crowds, so be sure to schedule and extra long layover at ATL to head out to the Museum, or simply add it to your summer road trip plans.

Keep up to date with the museum's progress via their Instagram and Facebook.

Just for fun, here's one of Delta's earliest ads:

[Images & video: Delta]

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