Posts made in January, 2014

150th Pilot Reached

Posted on Jan 30, 2014 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

As many of you know, we’ve been collecting the flight logs from our Trident, G-ARPO’s life. This is enabling us to piece together a history of the places it flew, between 1965 and 1983, and is a fascinating insight into the life of the aircraft. By doing this, we have come into contact with a lot of people who once flew G-ARPO in various capacities. These pilots, co-pilots and flight engineers have retained their log books and allowed us to take notes of the flights they took on ‘PO. In some cases it is the families of pilots who have sadly passed away that have allowed us...

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Trident January Work; Door Handles

Posted on Jan 21, 2014 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

We spent some time working inside G-ARPO at the weekend. The restoration of the seats is coming along nicely, with all of the forward cabin seats now rubbed down and painted. We still have some repairs to do on them, and the material to cover the seat cushions still needs to be sourced and purchased before we can call them complete. But as you can see from the picture, it’s starting to look like an airliner again in this section! The door handles kindly supplied by Ansett Aircraft Spares have also arrived, and are in great condition. We will be installing these in the near future....

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2014 Fundraising Target Launched

Posted on Jan 15, 2014 in Featured articles, Other News, Project News | 1 comment

2014 has arrived and we’re naturally making plans for G-ARPO over the coming year, and it promises to be one of the biggest yet if we reach our targets. In order to achieve our goals we’ve set our fundraising goal at £3,000 again. This will allow us to achieve: Painting the exterior of the aircraft (funds needed by May) New seat cover material for the forward cabin Complete the cockpit restoration Materials for rear cabin restoration To donate to our project, please click here As ever we are always looking for regular volunteers to come to the museum and help with the...

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Ansett Aircraft Spares door handle sponsorship

Posted on Jan 10, 2014 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

Ansett Aircraft Spares have kindly agreed to sponsor us with two door handles to replace broken ones on our Trident. The door handle assemblies are the same as early BAe 146 aircraft, and so are interchangeable with our broken ones. Ansett have kindly sourced these replacement parts and sent them to us for use in our restoration. Ansett A Trusted & Respected Name Established in 1958, Ansett Aircraft Spares & Services has supported aviation companies  for more than half a century. We’ve earned the reputation of supplying our customers the right parts…at the right time…at...

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