Posts made in November, 2009

HSS Hire to the Rescue

Posted on Nov 27, 2009 in Project News | 0 comments

HSS Hire have agreed to help us out with tool hire when it comes to dismantling G-ARPO. When the time comes to take the Trident apart, we’ll need to cut the wings, horizontal stabiliser, and the tail fin off, and this needs to be done with all manner of generators, scaffolding and cutting equipment. Therefore we are really grateful to the support HSS are showing us. They’re a national company, however the Darlington office in particular will be helping us out since it is only a couple of miles from Durham Tees Valley Airport. We can’t express our thanks to both this branch...

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Paintings of Trident G-ARPO

Posted on Nov 19, 2009 in Other News | 0 comments

Michel Schou is a fantastic aviation artist who creates wonderful paintings of classic aircraft and airlines from days gone by, as well as some modern ones. He has been very kind to our project and is creating a set of paintings of Trident G-ARPO in scenes from its past. These paintings will be used to create prints to raise money for the project. The first painting, shown here, is of G-ARPO in the original BEA ‘red square’ livery, seen at Copenhagen after a flight from London Heathrow. Be sure to show your support and thanks to Michel by visiting his website at this link (also...

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Save The Trident Facebook Group

Posted on Nov 6, 2009 in Other News | 0 comments

If any of you are members of Facebook, we’ve set up a new group on there for the Save The Trident project to save G-ARPO. Please join the group, which has discussions, photos, news, links etc. We’d love you to share your stories, memories, or hopes for the project. The group can be found on this link

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Spares from the De Havilland Museum

Posted on Nov 3, 2009 in Project News | 0 comments

Some great news for the G-ARPO project came recently when the De Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre (Mosquito Museum) at London Colney agreed to donate all of their spare Trident parts to us which will come in very useful for restoration. If you haven’t been, the De Havilland museum has finished an excellent preservation of the forward section of Trident 2E G-AVFH in BEA colours, with a full interior and cockpit. I’d fully recommend a visit. Most of the spare parts have apparently come from former Channel Airways Trident G-AVYE and British Airways Trident 3B G-AWZO. They are...

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