Posts made in October, 2009

Structural Survey Complete

Posted on Oct 25, 2009 in Project News | 0 comments

On Friday 23 October, members of the Save The Trident team met up at Durham Tees Valley to inspect the aircraft inside and out. The purpose of this is to ensure the aircraft is suitable to be moved to its new home, and that no part of it will prove unsafe, or beyond hope of restoration. Bruce Partington, a qualified aircraft engineer, joined Tony Jarrett, Neil Lomax and Matt Falcus and staff at the Serco International Fire Training Centre in inspecting G-ARPO. Particular emphasis was placed on the landing gear as these will need to continue supporting the aircraft once it is moved. The main...

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Thanks to GeminiJets

Posted on Oct 16, 2009 in Other News | 0 comments

We just want to say a quick “thank you” to GeminiJets for supporting our cause and linking to this website. It’s really appreciated. As you may know, GeminiJets produce a huge range of quality aircraft models and replicas, including a huge range of Trident models of all variants in the liveries of many airlines who flew the aircraft. You can have a look at their site here http://www.geminijets.com/ Hopefully one day they’ll consider a special G-ARPO model...

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Trident Feature in Aeroplane Magazine

Posted on Oct 13, 2009 in Other News, Project News | 0 comments

The current issue of Aeroplane Magazine has a 22-page feature on the HS Trident, covering development, design, certification, operational life, accidents, exported examples and airline customers, and the demise of this fantastic British airliner. The feature is full of colour and b&w photographs and illustrations. Makes a great collectible piece on the Trident. As a side note, our project to save G-ARPO is given a quick mention in the news section of the magazine.

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All About G-ARPO

Posted on Oct 1, 2009 in About G-ARPO | 0 comments

Trident 1C G-ARPO was the 13th Trident built. Here are some facts about it: Built at: Hatfield, UK First Flight: 13 January 1965 Delivery: 31 January 1965 Operators: BEA British European Airways, British Airways The aircraft served on the routes of BEA and British Airways for 18 years before it was retired at London Heathrow airport. Following a short period of storage, it was ferried to Teesside Airport (now Durham Tees Valley Airport) in 1983 to be used at the Civil Aviation Authority’s fire training school along with a number of other Tridents. The school is now operated by Serco,...

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