Posts made in October, 2014

Remembering Hatfield Aerodrome

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 in Featured, Featured articles | 2 comments

Remembering Hatfield Aerodrome

Hatfield Aerodrome, to the north of London, was the home of the Trident (and many other) aircraft. The airfield was constructed on farmland in 1930, and de Havilland aircraft such as the Moth, Dragon and Dragon Rapide were built here in the impressive art deco buildings. A hard runway was laid in 1947, allowing jet aircraft such as the Vampire and Comet to be constructed at the airfield. From the 1950s and 60s the Trident was developed and produced, including our own G-ARPO, which was constructed here at the end of 1964 and first flew on 13 January 1965. Later, the BAe 146 aircraft was...

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Cockpit seats in place

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

Cockpit seats in place

The cockpit is making more progress as the restored seats have now been put back in their rightful positions after a period of restoration. The P1, P2 and P3 seats are all in place, and Neil has also refitted the central panel. As you can see from the pictures, it looks very smart and...

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Rear cabin works

Posted on Oct 5, 2014 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

Rear cabin works

Here are a few photos of the progress on the rear cabin of G-ARPO The team has been working regularly on this part of the aircraft to prepare it, with the first work being to clean and paint the wall and ceiling panels, and also the new display cabinets. Once the painting has been completed, we’ll be looking at installing carpets in this area before eventually moving onto the seats and lighting.   We’re still in desperate need to reach our 2014 funding goal. This is necessary in order to buy vital supplies for the rear cabin, such as paints and material for the seats, as...

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