Posts made in January, 2011

Stab up and away!

Posted on Jan 14, 2011 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

We reconvened at Teesside yesterday for our first visit to the Trident of 2011, determined to make progress on the horizontal stabiliser which had delayed us so much. In tow we had MSD Cranes along with their cutter, Stan, SAS Access with their cherry picker and operator, and Henderson Engineering ready to cut the bolts. HSS Hire also brought along two scaffold towers for us. After the break the stabiliser had settled a bit further down due to winds and snow, and a little bit of damage had been done to the spar above the rudder location. We quickly set up the crane to hold the stabiliser,...

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Qualified cutter required

Posted on Jan 5, 2011 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

We’re looking for an experienced disc cutter to join the team on site at Durham Tees Valley Airport over our next few visits to G-ARPO. Can anyone help out? We’ll need someone on 13th January if possible, and then further days in late January/early February, and then a couple of days in March. We need someone who knows what they’re doing with a disc cutter, and who has the certificates to prove they’re able to do it safely etc. This is a voluntary position. Please get in touch by e-mailing us here if you think you can help, or click ‘Contact Us’ at the top...

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Happy New Year – First Year Accounts

Posted on Jan 2, 2011 in Featured articles, Project News | 2 comments

Let us take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year and all the best for 2011. For us, we hope it will bring swift progress on our bid to take G-ARPO up to Sunderland, and we’re aiming to meet in the next couple of weeks to start again. We now have the accounts for our first year of operation available. We won’t post these online, but if you have┬ádonated to the project you are more than welcome to request a copy to be sent to you. We want to be transparent with our spending and prove that we are not wasting the money that has been so kindly donated to us by you. To...

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