Posts made in August, 2010

Cockpit collection nearing completion

Posted on Aug 29, 2010 in Featured articles, Project News | 2 comments

Thanks to a generous loan, we have nearly completed our list of required items for the restoration of our Trident’s cockpit. Andy Mattacks, who owns a full motion simulator of Trident 3B G-AWZQ, has kindly loaned the items needed to us from his collection. You can see the collection in the picture in this post, which are all in excellent condition. We now only require three pieces of instrumentation to complete the cockpit. Andy has been a friend of Neil Lomax for 15 years, and through that was happy to help out with the loan of these items. Our thanks go out to Andy for his help and...

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Project covered in the Evening Gazette

Posted on Aug 27, 2010 in Project News | 0 comments

The Evening Gazette newspaper, based in Middlesbrough, featured the project today both in their print and online versions. You can read the online article at thiink...

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Legal support from BHP Law

Posted on Aug 24, 2010 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

With changes of ownership looming, and the loaning the aircraft to the museum, we wanted to make sure everything was in place legally for what we are trying to achieve with Trident 1C G-ARPO. With that in mind, we approached BHP Law – a firm with offices throughout the North East who specialise in many areas, from construction and engineering to business, property and sport. BHP were helpful from the start, and our dedicated solicitor is now working on everything we need to have in place for our move. This makes sure that all of our hard work and planning, your donations, and most...

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Save The Trident on BBC Tees

Posted on Aug 20, 2010 in Project News | 0 comments

BBC Tees breakfast show host John Foster followed up their previous story on Save The Trident with a visit to the aircraft yesterday. Whilst there, he recorded a piece with team member Matt Falcus covering how the project has been going and what the future plans are. The piece was broadcast on the breakfast show today (20th August). You can listen again here on iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p009d2z8/John_Foster_20_08_2010/&h=33120 They’ve also mentioned the project on their website here:...

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MSD Cranes will be moving the Trident

Posted on Aug 18, 2010 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

We can now announce that MSD Cranes will be the company we use for moving our Trident, G-ARPO, from Durham Tees Valley Airport to the North East Aircraft Museum at Sunderland. The move is expected to take place in October, following a period of dismantling and preparing the aircraft to be moved. MSD have been very enthusiastic and supportive of our project, and very helpful in finding the right solution for moving something as large as this aircraft the 35 miles to Sunderland. They have also given us a very good price for the work, which we really appreciate. MSD offer 24hr, 365days on-call...

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