Delta Airlines Technicians Built a Grill out of Scrapped Engine Parts, and Where Can I Get One?

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Father’s Day may have passed, but it’s never too late to get a gift for the meat-loving man in your life, and these Delta Airlines technicians have definitely designed a doozy.

In 2006, they built a working bbq grill using scrapped parts from a Pratt & Whitney PW2000 engine.

That’s not the best part, though. The best part is that it looks like a real 757 jet engine.

The team, of course, didn’t just jump right into a project this size (would they be airline technicians if they had?). It began with “napkin talk,” a ton of sketches, and then designs, revisions, designs, and more revisions that turned into “an original that is memorable, fun to build, and something Delta people could enjoy.”

It should be noted this wasn’t their first attempt (or success). In 2015 they created the “Celebration Grill, an aircraft scale replica that can cook up over 500 burgers at once – it’s wingspan measures more than 20 feet across.

I don’t know about you, but I feel like this is a good use of airline resources.

I mean, it keeps people engaged, cooking out is surely good for morale, and it’s a super fun social media post.


In this day and age, what more do you need?