Posts made in March, 2013

When G-ARPO’s engine exploded!

Posted on Mar 27, 2013 in About G-ARPO, Featured articles | 1 comment

We recently spoke to another former pilot of our Trident 1C, John Preston, who recounted the story of the only emergency in his flying career which actually took place on G-ARPO. As part of the crew preparing to fly the aircraft back to London from Rome on 1st October, 1970, upon commencing their take-off run the number 1 engine suddenly exploded causing them to abandon take-off immediately. Upon inspection, they found that all but the outer casing of the engine had disintegrated, spreading fragments of metal all over the runway and even penetrating one of the rear toilets on board the...

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Airglide sponsors Trident protective coating

Posted on Mar 15, 2013 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

We had some more great news today through a message from David Stoneman, MD of Airglide. He has offered to sponsor a protective coating of their nano-technology Aviation Shield product on our Trident aircraft. This protective coating will be applied to the painted fuselage to give it a tough, durable, long-lasting solution against the weather, dirt build-up and life outdoors. Airglide offer a number of different products for the protection of aircraft, marine vessels and motor vehicles. They’re also trialling their products on train rolling stock. The ‘nano-technology’ in Airglide...

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Volunteers Needed

Posted on Mar 1, 2013 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

The Save The Trident project is currently seeking volunteers to help progress the bid to restore G-ARPO. We are seeking people who have aircraft engineering or fabrication experience who can work on the Trident as we move towards the relocation of the aircraft on the museum site, and eventually rebuilding it. Volunteers would preferably be local to the North East Land, Sea and Air Museum in Sunderland, or willing to travel there regularly at their own cost. If you’re interested, please get in touch through the website, or speak to one of the volunteers at the museum who work on the...

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