Lorenc+Yoo Design completed the exhibit master plan and concept design for the Delta Flight Museum, which opened in summer of 2014 at Delta’s headquarters adjacent to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Sited inside two vintage airplane hangars, the exhibit chronicles Delta’s history from its origins as an aerial crop dusting operation founded in Macon, Georgia, to an international commercial carrier.
In collaboration with Stevens & Wilkinson, Lorenc+Yoo Design master planned the visitor flow into the space, developed the exhibits’ storylines, and populated the space with historic Delta aircraft, including the pivotal Delta Crop Duster, Delta’s DC-3 “Ship 41”, and the “Spirit of Delta,” a fully-sized Boeing 767-200 purchased by Delta employees in 1982 to demonstrate their commitment to the company. The exhibit takes visitors through the “Prop Era” to the “Jet Age” with interactive exhibits, electronic media, and a sleek setting that communicates the company’s valuable brand.
Gary Lee Super & Associates was the exhibit designer.
As visitors move into the Jet Age portion from the slower-paced Prop Era hall, they walk through a short tunnel in which rapid winds and jet engine sounds spin in the distance. This feature preserves the sense of surprise until the visitor formally enters the most expansive room of the museum. In addition to being open to the general public, Delta Air Lines also uses the museum for their internal graduation ceremonies, employee events, alumni functions, and as corporate event space for neighbors such as Porsche. Lorenc+Yoo designed the exhibits in the Jet Age hall to be movable, and planned for storage space to completely clear them from the usable space.