Cockpit collection nearing completion

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 thr...
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Project covered in the Evening Gazette

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 http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/2010/08/27/aviation-enthusiasts-raising-funds-to-restore-historic-teesside-trident-jet-84229-27145632/
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Legal support from BHP Law

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....
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Save The Trident on BBC Tees

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...
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MSD Cranes will be moving the Trident

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 helpf...
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A week of cutting – St George Hotel sponsorship

In mid-September the team will reconvene at Durham Tees Valley to begin the final cut of Trident 1C G-ARPO. This is expected to take a week, and it will be all hands on deck with our team and assembled sponsors to help bring it all together ready for the move north. During this time, members of the team will need somewhere to stay. We have very kindly been offered accommodat...
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Work continues on Trident G-ARPO

Seven members of the Save The Trident team, including a new member, met at Durham Tees Valley on 5th August 2010 for another day of work on G-ARPO. We had a lot to get through in the day, and a lot was achieved by the time it came to leave. Internally, more work was carried out on the cockpit by fitting restored panels and instruments that Neil has been working on to check t...
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