Hangar 1 houses the Lockheed-1011, which was bought from the Walt Disney Corporation and cut down to a cockpit and first-class cabin. Hanger 2 holds The Spirit of Delta, the company's very first Boeing 767 jet that was purchased in 1982. Hanger 1 also houses the Monroe Café, which is a full-scale replica of what used to be Delta's Monroe, Louisiana headquarters.
The museum actually spawned from the idea of a group of Delta retirees who wanted to find the first DC-3 plane to carry passengers. When they found it in Puerto Rico and restored it to mint 1940s condition they were awarded the first National Trust for Historic Preservation award. The museum also features an aviation reference library and other temporary exhibits. The museum plans to expand and procure more historical aircrafts in the future.