Ironmongery Direct sponsorship

We've had a very kind sponsorship today from Ironmongery Direct of some of the hinges we need to recreate the classic Pullman-style tables aboard our Trident. Ironmongery Direct have been in the business of supplying architectural ironmongery to tradesman for over 40 years. Today, they deliver thousands of parcels every week to tradesmen and have the UK’s biggest range of qu...
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Tanfield Body Repair sponsorship

An established local body repair company is to work on preparing the fuselage of G-ARPO ahead of painting. Tanfield Body Repair, based in Gateshead, have sponsored the works that will see any dents from the years spent in the fire training centre, and from the move up to Sunderland, repaired. We're confident this is going to leave the fuselage in great condition. Tanf...
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Sanding work continues to prepare fuselage

We've been spending time over recent weeks sanding down the fuselage of G-ARPO in preparation for painting the aircraft. This is a mammoth task, but whilst the weather is good we're trying to power through it all, including the top of the aircraft. Once done we will prepare the metal with alochrome, and then prime it ready for painting to begin. We're a little short of...
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