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PlaneTags Delta MD-88  N982DL - Delta Blue
PlaneTags Delta MD-88  N982DL - Delta Blue
PlaneTags Delta MD-88  N982DL - Delta Blue
PlaneTags Delta MD-88  N982DL - Delta BluePlaneTags Delta MD-88  N982DL - Delta Blue

PlaneTags Delta MD-88 N982DL - Delta Blue

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The early retirement of Delta’s trusty Mad Dogs ended an era, but the memory of these iconic aircraft will live on! MotoArt has created lasting mementos from the original skin of N982DL, and allowed it to be preserved long after the remaining MD-88s are gone. Add the McDonnell Douglas MD-88 PlaneTag to your collection today and join us in honoring the storied Mad Dogs!



Additionally, for each PlaneTag purchased a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Delta Care Fund. The Delta Care Fund was established in 2007, and operates completely on employee contributions. The Fund’s goal is to help current employees, retirees, and their survivors in the event of financial hardship, catastrophic events, or assistance for continuing education at an accredited college or university


On June 2, 2020, Delta’s tireless Mad Dog departed on its final scheduled revenue flight. DL88 took off from IAD at 8:41 a.m. and landed in ATL at 9:56 a.m., marking the end of 33 years of service for the MD-88s. Between 1987 and 2020, Delta operated a total of 120 MD-88s. MotoArt is honored to celebrate the legacy of this workhorse, and welcome the famed Mad Dog into the PlaneTags Encyclopedia of Aviation History.

The McDonnell Douglas MD-88 is a twin-engine, single-aisle airliner derived from the DC-9-55. It featured an Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS) instead of the traditional analog cockpit. Delta Air Lines was the largest operator of the MD-88 and used it for short to medium routes across its domestic network. N982DL joined the Delta fleet June 22, 1991 and flew exclusively with Delta until being retired and stored June 30, 2019 at Arkansas International Airport, Blytheville, Arkansas. Read more about it on our blog.

DELTA®️ - MD-88 - # N982DL


  • Manufacturer: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
  • Tail #: N982DL
  • Capacity: 142 Pax, 5 Crew
  • Empty Weight: 77,976 lb
  • Wing Span: 107 ft 10 in
  • Length: 147 ft 11 in
  • Height: 29  ft 7 in


  • Max Takeoff: 149,500 lb
  • Range: 2,051 nmi
  • Max Cruise Speed: 437 knots
  • Ceiling: 37,000 ft
  • Rate of Climb: 2,700 ft / minute
  • Engine: 2 X PW JT8D-219


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