Posts made in June, 2010

The last flight of a Trident 1C

Posted on Jun 18, 2010 in About G-ARPO, Featured articles | 11 comments

In case you didn’t know, our Trident – G-ARPO – was the last Trident 1C ever to fly. Makes her a fitting one to restore don’t you think? She had been laid up at London Heathrow in the BA maintenance area for a while, with her stablemates all being scrapped or sent to fire grounds around the country. Finally, the call came to send her up to Teesside Airport (as Durham Tees Valley was then known) on a cold December day in 1983. On the flight deck that day was Dick BoasĀ  as Captain, Colin Rule as Engineer and a young First Officer named Chris Barnes. He was an aircraft...

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Flight magazine features project

Posted on Jun 9, 2010 in Other News, Project News | 0 comments

Flight magazine has run a small feature on our project in a recent June 2010 issue, showing a picture of the team when they began working on G-ARPO recently. It also encourages people to donate. Thanks very much to Max Kingsley-Jones for this, and Flight...

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A day of cleaning

Posted on Jun 7, 2010 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

On Saturday 5th June the team met up at Durham Tees Valley to spend a day working on G-ARPO. The intention was to clean the fuselage from nose to tail and also spend time cleaning the cabin and removing more parts from the cockpit to take away and restore. We arrived at 8.30am, and thanks to Serco who assigned a member of staff to look after us and shepherd us to the fire ground, we spent over 7 hours working on the aircraft. Thanks also to our experienced former firefighters Peter and Phil, who set up high pressure hoses to blast the fuselage and tail. 27 years of grime came clean away in...

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