Posts made in January, 2012

January Update

Posted on Jan 23, 2012 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

The team have spent a number of hours working on G-ARPO during January – particularly our guys based at the museum, including Dave Matthews. Over the past weekend we tried filling a few of the tires (including those on the donated Trident 1E leg) to check their condition ahead of the planned moving of the aircraft in the near future. This was fairly promising, but the condition of some tires and wheels means more attention is needed. Given the weather we spent most time working inside. We plan to make a lot of progress on restoring the forward cabin as a priority, making it...

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Trident at 50

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 in Featured articles, Other News | 1 comment

It was 9th January 1962 that John Cunningham captained the first ever Trident flight in G-ARPA at Hatfield. That momentous day saw the start of a special aircraft that went on to revolutionise autoland technology, the three rear mounted engine design, and became one of the fastest subsonic airliners ever produced. With only a handful of aircraft preserved, and our own G-ARPO being the last complete Trident 1C anywhere in the world, let’s make 2012 – this significant 50th year – the one in which we secure this aircraft’s future here at the North East Aircraft Museum....

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