New Museum Alert: Delta Flight Museum

Once reserved only for employees and family of Delta Airlines, the aviation company decided to revamp their museum in the summer of 2013, officially opening it to the public in June of this year.

 

via CNN

via CNN

This one-of-a-kind ode to aviation is home to some of the industry's historic inventions, appealing to both plane-enthusiasts and casual flyers interested in learning more. At the Delta Flight Museum, you have the chance to see the cockpit from the first Convair 880-22, once the world's fastest airliner, a nose-to-wing section of the first L-1011 TriStar that served as a Hollywood movie set, the "Spirit of Delta," a huge 1980s-era Boeing 767, one of the most expertly restored DC-3, among history's most important airliners, and so much more.

 

If aircrafts can't hold your attention that long, the museum also has a massive collection of old-school luggage and uniforms, as well as the JFK airport rescue project. Some of the more interactive exhibits include an actual flight deck simulator that was used to train Delta 737-200 pilots. For those age 16 and above, a the opportunity to "fly" the simulator for 45 minutes is available if you're willing to spend few hundred dollars for the rare experience.

 

Located in Atlanta, the museum takes up two hangars on Delta's corporate headquarters next door to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Click here for more information.