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Title Dusty the Delta Air Lion
Date ca. 1990s
Collection Delta Air Lines Promotional Objects
Object Name Toy, Stuffed
Catalog Number 2000.27.7
Description A. Stuffed yellowy beige lion toy with orange mane and red plastic goggles attached to head.
B. Brown leatherette flight jacket with front zipper, elasticized cuffs and waistband. Front left of jacket has a red/white/blue embroidered Delta Widget logo patch.
Depth (in) 9
Height (in) 12
Width (in) 11
Dimension Details Pieces: 2
Provenance This toy represents Dusty the Delta Air Lion, mascot of the Delta Fantastic Flyer membership program for children, which launched in 1989. Dusty is dressed like a 1920s crop-dusting pilot.

The name "Dusty" and his pilot gear represents Delta's early roots as the world's first crop-dusting company, Huff Daland Dusters, which became Delta Air Service in 1928. Delta continued its crop-dusting operations until 1966.
Search Terms Fantastic Flyer Program
Delta Air Lines
Huff Daland Dusters, Inc.
Delta Agricultural Division
Delta Dusting Division
Logo, Delta Classic Widget
Subjects Toys
Stuffed animals (Toys)
Childen
Crop dusting
Lions
Pilots (Aeronautics)
Promotional products
Credit line Gift of David M. Evans