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Canarsie
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Arrow Venues

All venues of the event last year will be repeated this year, plus a few additional venues which we are not yet prepared to reveal and some surprises we are in the process of concocting.

Each venue will have a limit of 100 FlyerTalk members, not including any volunteers or special guests, although we are currently working with the different departments of Delta Air Lines on increasing the limit while still keeping their respective venue manageable. This means that, with 145 FlyerTalk members announcing their intent to attend the event this year and not everyone attending every venue, there is a good chance that each person will be able to attend the venues of their choice. For some venues, the group of 100 FlyerTalk members will be split into smaller groups to attend at different times and perhaps even on different days to maintain the intimate experience of the venues as experienced last year.

Dates and times of the venues are still yet to be determined and will be announced soon, but the confirmed venues as of now are:

Thursday, October 21, 2010
  • Executive Question and Answer Session Jeff Robertson Vice President of Loyalty Programs
  • Delta Heritage Museum Greg Romanoski Development Manager
    The Delta Heritage Museum is housed on the Delta Air Lines world headquarters campus in historic hangers 1 and 2. We will visit the Museum for approximately two hours, starting with a tour of The Spirit of Delta Boeing 767 jet exhibit.
    • The History of The Spirit of Delta, Hangar Two — This exhibit tells the story of why The Spirit of Delta was such a special aircraft to Delta Air Lines. It also highlights why the Boeing 767 was an important milestone in Delta’s fleet. Photographs, memorabilia, airplane models, and aircraft parts are on view.
    • Red Tail Flying: Voices and Images of Northwest Airlines, Hangar Two — Northwest Airlines began with mail service in 1926 and grew to become an important part of the history of aviation. This exhibit shares 82 years of Northwest Airlines’ pioneering history using employee and customer stories, photographs, advertising, objects, and videos. Visitors will see the development of Northwest Airlines’ famous red tail livery, learn about Northwest Airlines industry firsts, and hear stories from long-term Northwest Airlines Chief Executive Officer Don Nyrop.
    • A new exhibit focused on Delta’s history from crop dusting to jets (1920s-1950s) is now open. This permanent exhibit opened on June 17, 2009 in celebration of Delta’s 80th anniversary of passenger service.
    • Ship 41” — The first DC-3 to carry Delta passengers was immaculately and painstakingly restored from 1993 through 1999 by volunteers and a core mechanic team, some of whom you will meet and hear about the restoration first-hand. You will have the opportunity to board this aircraft and actually sit down inside of it! Winner in 2001 of the first National Trust for Historic Preservation award presented to an aircraft.
    • 1931 Travel Air — Symbolizing the first passenger aircraft of Delta Air Lines.
    • 1936 Stinson Reliant SE — Nicknamed the “Gull Wing,” this unique aircraft served as an instrument trainer for Northeast Airlines pilots in 1941-1942.
    • Archives — Professionally managed archives of artifacts related to Delta Air Lines and its ancestor airlines. The Archives maintains over 200,000 images, 1,000 films, and one of the world's largest airline uniform collections in a museum.
    • Aviation reference library.
    • Replica of the first Delta station in Monroe, Louisiana.
    • An 800-square-foot museum shop, housed in a redesigned section of the hull of the first Lockheed L-1011 ever built — and yes, you can sit in the cockpit and take photographs!
    • As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, the Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum depends on generosity and support. Donations to the Museum go toward preserving and presenting the history and heritage of Delta Air Lines. Please consider making the Delta Heritage Museum a part of your charitable contributions so that they can continue current programs and plan for the future.

Friday, October 22, 2010 Operations Day
  • Operations Control Center Gary Edwards Director of Flight Control
    The Delta Operations Control Center, or OCC, is the “heart” of the day-to-day operations at Delta Air Lines. In preparation of the integration of Northwest Airlines with Delta Air Lines, this facility was completely gutted and re-built from the floor up in April of 2009 to accommodate the significant increase in the staff and the number of daily operations that became part of the new Delta Air Lines. We will assemble in the briefing room at the OCC which has large picture windows to see the atmosphere that resembles “mission control.” The overview of the OCC includes but is not limited to:
    • Equipment control
    • Flight control
    • Maintenance control
    • Meteorology
    • Radio
    • Security command center
    • System reroute
  • Technical Operations Center
    The Delta Air Lines Technical Operations Center, also known as the TOC or Delta Tech Ops, as it is often called, located at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, is among the largest and most modern aircraft restoration facilities in the world. With greater than 63 acres of hangar, shop and office space, this huge operation is dedicated to its main goal — maintaining the fleet of Delta Air Lines aircraft in top condition. Tech Ops performs maintenance for Delta-owned engines and components; and aircraft hangar visits including the painting of aircraft. You will get see aircraft in the bays for routine maintenance checks. You may even get to see the interiors of some aircraft getting a facelift.

    An important part of maintenance work happens in the shops. More than 60 shops at the Technical Operations Center, each specializing in a particular type of work, repair the parts removed from the aircraft. Engines are repaired in the Power Plant Shop; radios and radar are repaired in the Electronics Department; and landing gears, wheels, brakes, seats and many other components are maintained by their particular shops. You will have an opportunity to visit many shops and the parts department known as Stores.

    Delta Tech Ops is also a Maintenance – Repair – Overhaul, or MRO, provider for greater than 100 customers, including several air carriers.

    Included on the tour will be the following:
    • Engine shop
    • Test cells, and if you are lucky, as some of us were last year, you may actually see the testing of an engine in real time
    • Hangar Bays
    • Aircraft in for Heavy Maintenance Visit (HMV)
    • Stores
    • Composite Shop
    • Paint Hangars
    • Electronics
    • Avionics Shops

    We will begin by assembling as group in a large classroom to get an overview of the Delta Tech Ops, and then break into the smaller groups for the actual tour of the facility. Each group will have 3 Delta Tech Ops escorts who can give you highlights throughout the tour and answer any questions that you may have.
  • Flight Simulators Keith Fenimore
    80 lucky attendees will have the opportunity and chance to pilot a flight simulator at Delta Air Lines for 15 minutes, including the newest state-of-the-art Boeing 777-200LR flight simulator with high-resolution graphics.

Saturday, October 23, 2010
  • Road Warrior Training I Basic 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
    • In-Flight Services Training, which includes but is not limited to:
      • Review of the in-flight aircraft safety announcement, although finger-wagging is optional
      • Primary responsibilities of the crew on-board the aircraft
      • Equipment and procedures
      • Overview of the six-week in-flight training courses and topics
      • Proper procedure for Business Elite and beverage services
    • Meteorology — This is an overview of the industry-leading and technically proficient meteorology department at Delta Air Lines. If you like weather maps, this portion is especially for you!
    • Emergency Procedures — Using the full-motion cabin simulator at the state-of-the-art training facility at Delta Air Lines, this portion of the Road Warrior Training includes but is not limited to the following:
      • Hands-on training operating emergency aircraft equipment such as aircraft doors and emergency exit windows
      • Emergency exit operating procedures and nomenclature
      • Emergency evacuation preparedness
      • Dry ditching, including using the inflatable slide for access to safety
      • Aircraft decompression, including oxygen mask deployment
  • Other activities for those attendees not attending the Road Warrior Training venue

Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • Road Warrior Training II Advanced 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
    This advanced training will concentrate on preparedness for in-flight emergency situations and will require the experience offered in Road Warrior Training I. Some of the items under consideration for this venue include but are not limited to:
    • Hazardous Materials — What is allowed on-board Delta Air Lines aircraft, and what is not allowed
    • Smoke and Fire — Learn about:
      • Fire physiology
      • Types of fires and how to extinguish them
      • How to prevent fires from happening in the first place
      • Procedures for fighting a fire in the aircraft cabin
    • First Aid and Medical
      • Emergency action principles
      • Choking
      • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR
      • Automated external defibrillator, or AED
      • Basic first aid
      • Other related modules
    • Security Issues and Procedures — This may include the review of case studies and role-play activities based on the most current information from the Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration, and United States Department of Transportation
    • Emergency Procedures Refresher — Using the full-motion cabin simulator at the state-of-the-art training facility at Delta Air Lines, this portion of the Road Warrior Training includes but is not limited to the following:
      • Hands-on training operating emergency aircraft equipment such as aircraft doors and emergency exit windows
      • Emergency exit operating procedures and nomenclature
      • Emergency evacuation preparedness
      • Water ditching
      • Dry ditching, including using the inflatable slide for access to safety
      • Aircraft decompression, including oxygen mask deployment
  • Other activities for those attendees not attending the Road Warrior Training venue

Not scheduled as of yet
Atlanta Airport Fire Stations — We will get to a chance to visit with the on-site emergency crews at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and see how they are prepared to handle emergency situations. Because we have a large group, we will be splitting up into smaller groups visiting either Fire Station #33 or Fire Station #40.

Other surprises atldlff and Canarsie are busy cooking up and hoping to come to fruition

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