Posts made in January, 2010

Tees Valley Flight Training

Posted on Jan 31, 2010 in Project News | 0 comments

We’ve had a very kind donation from Tees Valley Flight Training. Durham Tees Valley Airport, where G-ARPO is currently situated, is an excellent airport to learn to fly at, or enjoy a sightseeing flight. Tees Valley Flight Training are an excellent training company based here, with a variety of options for lessons and ratings. Thanks very much to them for their support in saving our...

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Peter Foster On Board

Posted on Jan 25, 2010 in Project News | 0 comments

Peter Foster is a new member of our team. He’s got a wealth of aviation experience, and has even saved a Lightning aircraft, restoring it fully. Peter was formerly a Senior Duty Officer at Durham Tees Valley (then Teesside) airport, and had the honour of being the last person to marshall G-ARPO when she arrived to take up post at the fire training school in 1983. With Peter’s help, we have gained access to a Cherry Picker, and also should be able to remove a lot of the scrap metal inside the airframe that is no longer needed at no cost. We look forward to his help in our bid to...

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G-ARPO First Flight 45 Years Ago Today

Posted on Jan 13, 2010 in About G-ARPO | 1 comment

45 years ago today, on 13 January 1965, our Trident G-ARPO made her first flight from Hatfield. As the 15th Trident built, she shortly began a life flying with British European Airways, and later British Airways, out of London Heathrow to destinations throug hout Europe and the UK. Today she is in remarkably good condition considering her age and is ready to be restored as soon as we raise enough money to begin the process. Please help us save this piece of aviation history – the last complete Trident 1C anywhere in the...

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Cockpit Supplies Are Growing

Posted on Jan 8, 2010 in Project News | 0 comments

Our collection of parts and supplies to help fill the gaps in G-ARPO’s cockpit has been growing thanks to a number of parts made available online by Jet Art Aviation Ltd. This company lists parts for many aircraft types on their eBay store, and just so happened to have some useful Trident parts available. We thank them for their help in sourcing these supplies. If anyone has any Trident parts you are willing to loan or donate to G-ARPO, please get in touch and let us...

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Please Donate!

Posted on Jan 6, 2010 in About G-ARPO, Featured articles, Project News | 2 comments

We are volunteers and need donations of money and sponsorships to help us restore G-ARPO. Find out how… We recognise the harsh financial climate, and so gratefully receive any money you can spare to help us save this magnificent aircraft and preserve it for future generations to enjoy. We have set up a page to donate to the project which details how to pay through PayPal or by sending a personal cheque. Alternatively, you can click on the link on the left side of the main page. All money received will be spent on the aircraft and its relocation to Sunderland. We give you our word that...

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