Throwback Thursday // Our Aircraft “Costumes”
By: Marie Force, Delta Archivist, Atlanta
Happy Halloween! We’re celebrating our favorite masks and costumes around here—the special paint schemes and decals worn by our aircraft. First time you see one of these unique jets, like our Pink Plane, rolling out of the paint shop or parked at our gates is always a must-take-a-photo moment!
These unique planes also warm our hearts because they represent partnerships around the world, hard work and special people we encounter every day. Our Force for Global Good Boeing 767-300ER in Habitat for Humanity Internationals’ sky blue colors, is about the homes and people that our Delta volunteers have worked with in eight countries. We were the first to paint a plane in Skyteam’s Unified Livery, marking a decade of expanding global service for our customers. We’ve celebrated the 1976 U.S. Bicentennial and the spirit of Delta people with stars-and-stripes, and christened a Boeing 777 “The Spirit of Atlanta” with a virtual bottle of Coca-Cola to mark 80 years in our hometown.
Check out the Delta Flight Museum’s Special Livery Timeline and tell us your favorite of our aircraft “costumes.” Do you have any special aircraft liveries you would love to see flying?