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Name Delta Flight Operations

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Image of Charles H. Dolson's Logbooks Photocopies - 1933-1942

Charles H. Dolson's Logbooks Photocopies - 1933-1942

Photocopies of four of Charles Dolson's logbooks, 1933-1942. The logbooks document Dolson's flight time as an airline pilot with American Airlines (he was with American from 1931-1934), then Delta Air Lines from 1934 until he was recalled to active U.S. Navy duty in 1942. Logbook No. 5, January 24, 1933 to November 30, 1935 Logbook No. 6, January 1, 1936 to June 30, 1936 Logbook No. 7, July 1, 1936 to October 21, 1939 Logbook No. 8, January 1, 1940 to April 25, 1942

Image of Charles Dolson's Logbook No. 5 Digital Copy - 1933-1935

Charles Dolson's Logbook No. 5 Digital Copy - 1933-1935

Digital copy (55 TIF files) of Charles Dolson's flight time logbook, No. 5, January 24, 1933-November 30, 1935. This logbook documents part of Dolson's flight time as an airline pilot with American Airlines (he was with American from 1931-1934), then Delta Air Lines in 1934.

Image of Charles Dolson's Logbook No. 6 Digital Copy - 1936

Charles Dolson's Logbook No. 6 Digital Copy - 1936

Digital copy (108 TIF files) of Charles Dolson flight time logbook, No. 6, January 1, 1936-June 30, 1936. This logbook documents six months Dolson's flight time as an airline pilot with Delta Air Lines. Dolson joined Delta in 1934, after flying with American Airlines since 1931.

Image of Convair 880 Flight Training Manual - 1959

Convair 880 Flight Training Manual - 1959

Black plastic binder with paper pages. Cover stamped with red and gold text and light gray silhouette of Convair 880 jet in flight.

Image of Glen Mefferd's Pilot Flight Bag - ca. 1948

Glen Mefferd's Pilot Flight Bag - ca. 1948

Handtooled brown leather pilot flight bag with two wide leather handles. Fastens with one leather strap with a metal buckle. Top of bag is engraved with a picture of Delta Douglas DC-6 in flight and text: "G.E. Mefferd / Delta Air Lines." Other sides of bag and the handles are engraved with detailed leafy flourishes. Edges, corner and bottom of bag show wear.

Image of Dr. Mica Janus' Rocking Chair -

Dr. Mica Janus' Rocking Chair -

Oak rocking chair attributed to Dr. Mica Janus. Dr. Mica Janus and his father Dr. Sidney Janus, were psychologists employed by Delta to interview new hire employees. The rocking chair was perceived by prospective employees as a test.

Image of Delta Pilots Flight Time Sheets Box - ca. 1940s

Delta Pilots Flight Time Sheets Box - ca. 1940s

Box for collecting pilot flight time sheets submitted to Delta Flight Operations. Wooden box with hinged lid. Narrow slot cut in lid. Front of box has yellow painted letters: "PILOTS FLIGHT TIME SHEETS"

Image of DC-4 Takeoff and Gross Weight Calculator - 1947

DC-4 Takeoff and Gross Weight Calculator - 1947

A. DC-4 / 2SD13G or R-2000-9 / C A R Takeoff Requirements Calculator (plastic disc) B. Instruction sheet titled "DC-4 Takeoff and Gross Weight Calculator" C. Note to Floyd Addison from Charles Dolson: "Floyd Addison: Suggest you monkey with this thing and see if you like it--no hurry. CHD."

Image of Delta Pilot Cap Badge  - 1972 - 2001

Delta Pilot Cap Badge - 1972 - 2001

Satin goldtone Delta Pilot's Cap Badge with classic widget logo over a wreath.

Image of Delta First Officer Wings  - 1956-1972

Delta First Officer Wings - 1956-1972

Satin goldtone Delta First Officer Insignia with "Blue Ball" center and "Flying D" logo.

Image of Delta Captain Insignia - 1972-2001

Delta Captain Insignia - 1972-2001

Satin goldtone metal Delta captain lapel pin, or "wings", with red, white, and blue Delta widget logo in center.

Image of Delta First Officer Wings - 1972-2001

Delta First Officer Wings - 1972-2001

Satin goldtone metal Delta First Officer lapel pin, or "wings", with red, white, and blue wideget logo in center. Two clutchbacks.

Image of Delta First Officer Wings - 1972-2001

Delta First Officer Wings - 1972-2001

Satin goldtone metal Delta First Officer lapel pin, or "wings", with red, white, and blue wideget logo in center. Two clutchbacks.

Image of Delta Second Officer (Flight Engineer) Wings - 1972-2001

Delta Second Officer (Flight Engineer) Wings - 1972-2001

Satin goldtone metal Delta Second Officer (Flight Engineer) lapel pin, or "wings." Enamelled red, white, and blue Delta widget logo in center.

Image of Delta Pilot Hat Badge  - 1972-2001

Delta Pilot Hat Badge - 1972-2001

Satin goldtone metal cap badge with laurel leaves and enamelled Delta widget logo.

Image of Delta Pilot Name Badge - late 1960s-1973

Delta Pilot Name Badge - late 1960s-1973

White plastic name badge with Delta widget logo. Employee name: "D.E. Ringo" Black backing with two metal clutchback pins.

Image of Delta Pilot Name Badge -

Delta Pilot Name Badge -

Goldtone metal name bar: "D E Ringo"

Image of Comedian Richard (Red) Skelton with his "Delta Pilot" drawing - ca. 1996

Comedian Richard (Red) Skelton with his "Delta Pilot" drawing - ca. 1996

Print made ca. 1996 of a 1987 photograph of comedian Richard "Red" Skelton holding an original fabric pencil crayon drawing he did on a Delta Air Lines First Class napkin. Drawing depicts Red Skelton's famous hobo clown character "Freddie the Freeloader" as a Delta pilot reading a newspaper. Signed by Red Skelton: "Chuck and Lois / Dear hearts / Red Skelton"

Image of Delta Boeing 727-95, Ship 443, at Boston - 09/16/1973

Delta Boeing 727-95, Ship 443, at Boston - 09/16/1973

Digital image, TIFF format, 72 mb View from cockpit of a Delta jet, which is in line, taxiing for take off at Boston Logan International Airport. Shows Delta Boeing 727-95, N1643, Ship 443 (former Northeast Airlines Boeing 727, Ship 743) on the runway with the water of Boston Harbor in the background.

Image of Landing on Rwy. 31 at La Guardia
Delta Boeing 727-232, Ship 454, Tampa - 08/22/1975

Landing on Rwy. 31 at La Guardia Delta Boeing 727-232, Ship 454, Tampa - 08/22/1975

Digital image, TIFF format, 72 mb View from Delta jet cockpit of landing on Runway 31 at New York-La Guardia.