|Title||Delta Flying Colonel Award|
|Collection||Delta Air Lines Awards & Memorials|
|Extent of Description||1 certificate|
|Admin/Biographical History||Delta's Flying Colonel Program was designed to recognize supporters of Delta and the air transportation industry and considered one of air transport's coveted citations. It was a descendent of the Chicago and Southern Air Lines (C&S) Flying Colonel Program, introduced in 1940, the "brain child" of George E. Bounds, director of public relations and advertising. Delta acquired the program when C&S merged with Delta on May 1, 1953. Delta's Flying Colonel program was discontinued on January 1, 1998.|
|Scope & Content||
Flying Colonel certificate presented to Nic L. Knoph, signed by C.E. Woolman, president of Delta, February 18, 1956. Printed with gold/black text superimposed over a light gray silhouette of a Douglas DC-7.
Black text: GREETINGS / KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS THAT / Mr. Nic L. Knoph [calligraphy] / IS HEREBY COMMISSIONED A / FLYING COLONEL / OF DELTA AIR LINES / In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of aviation and for his support of air transportation."
|Credit line||Gift of Kathleen Tober|
Woolman, Collett Everman, 1889-1966
Flying Colonel Program
Delta Air Lines
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