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A view from the wing

Posted on Jul 31, 2018 in Featured, Featured articles, Other News | 0 comments

A view from the wing

  Here’s a photo we just came across showing the view over the wing of a Trident at an airport in the early 1970s. But look a little closer… you’ll see that the registration painted on the wing of that Trident is G-ARPO – our very own aircraft! We love to see picture of G-ARPO in service, so if you have any in your collection please send them to...

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G-ARPO Hosts Local Firefighters

Posted on Jun 29, 2018 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

G-ARPO Hosts Local Firefighters

The Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service were on site at the museum today to take part in a training exercise which focussed on our Trident. In glorious sunshine, the staged incident saw dummies placed inside the aircraft and fire fighters tasked with simulating the exercise to assess the situation, deal with (an imaginary) fire, reach the casualties and extract them fro the ‘wreckage’. Following this, the crews had to deal with imagined contamination from the aircraft. Thankfully the chance to practice emergency exercises on a crashed airliner are few and far between, so we...

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More Parts Rescued from Trident at Belfast

Posted on Jun 23, 2018 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

More Parts Rescued from Trident at Belfast

Last week we had the opportunity to go and rescue some parts from the Trident 2E at Belfast International to use in the restoration of G-ARPO. The Trident there is used by the airport fire service, and we had a very successful trip in the early days of our project to find lots of useful parts which have been use in our aircraft. This time we were able to take a selection of good window panes to replace the damaged, scratched and opaque examples on our aircraft, as well as some other useful bits. The trip was a joint venture with the guys from the de Havilland Aircraft Museum at London Colney...

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8 Significant Pictures from G-ARPO’s Restoration

Posted on May 15, 2018 in Featured, Featured articles, Other News | 2 comments

8 Significant Pictures from G-ARPO’s Restoration

Looking back over the past nine years makes us realise how far we’ve come with our project to save Trident 1C G-ARPO. We still have a long way to go, of course, but here is a selection of pictures showing significant moments in the restoration so far…   As we found her at Teesside in 2009, after years in use as a fire trainer. A ladder is the only way into the cabin. The tail is lifted off the fuselage after cutting it free. Wings, having been detached, are loaded onto a trailer for transport to Sunderland. G-ARPO’s fuselage heads north on the A19 as it makes its way...

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G-ARPO to Feature on CBeebies!

Posted on Mar 5, 2018 in Featured, Featured articles, Other News | 6 comments

G-ARPO to Feature on CBeebies!

Our Trident, G-ARPO, will again feature on TV next week as it took part in a new episode of the CBeebies “My First” series. In it, a father will take his son to an air show for the first time. Here’s the synopsis: Join Jesse as he goes to an air show for the first time. Jesse is making paper aeroplanes with his family when Dad tells him they are going to an air show. First, Jesse and his family go to an air museum where they learn about different kinds of aircraft and what they’re used for. Jesse gets to see all kinds of aeroplanes and tries flying a helicopter. At...

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Trident G-ARPO 2018 Open Days

Posted on Feb 12, 2018 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

Trident G-ARPO 2018 Open Days

For those planning on paying a visit to Trident G-ARPO this year, we here publish our 2018 open days. As always, these are subject to change but we’ll always try to notify you on our website and Facebook page if we cannot open. We will also try to open for any special events held by the museum throughout the year.   Those visiting us can expect an interesting tour of the interior of our aircraft with guidance from one of our group members. You’ll see the cabin, cockpit, memorabilia and information displays. We also have DVDs and sound effects playing to add to the...

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