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The BEA Hawker Siddeley Trident 1C Promo Film

Posted on Dec 18, 2017 in Featured, Featured articles | 0 comments

The BEA Hawker Siddeley Trident 1C Promo Film

We’ve found this wonderful promo film produced by British European Airways to show off their technologically advanced Trident 1C airliner and all it was able to achieve in terms of reliability, automatic landings and passenger service. It has lots of onboard and in-cockpit footage from the early days of Trident operations to enjoy.   Watch the video below.  ...

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Trident Cockpit Display Cabinet Finished

Posted on Dec 5, 2017 in Featured, Featured articles, Other News | 0 comments

Trident Cockpit Display Cabinet Finished

We put the finishing touches to the Trident cockpit display cabinet at the museum last weekend. This cabinet has the complete cockpit dashboard of former Trident 2E G-AVFG, which is kindly on loan to us to display inside the hangar at the North East Land, Sea and Air Museum. Now, thanks to help from our friends at Sticker Shop 103, we’ve adorned it with authentic logos from British European Airways and British Airways from the era that the Trident flew.   If you visit the museum, you’ll find this display inside the main aircraft hangar, on the rear wall.  ...

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End of Summer Cleaning

Posted on Oct 15, 2017 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

End of Summer Cleaning

It’s been a year since we last cleaned our Trident’s fuselage exterior, so this weekend, with the help of Warren Access, we gave the aircraft a wash. The position of the fuselage means it is prone to dirt building up particularly on one side of the fuselage, so with the appropriate industrial cleaning liquid, we used the access platform kindly provided by Warren Access we carefully removed it, leaving G-ARPO shining again. Warren Access are a specialist provider of access platforms, with bases in Newcastle and Huntingdon, and have long been supporters of our project since...

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Trident Red One to London Documentary

Posted on Sep 28, 2017 in Featured, Featured articles, Other News | 0 comments

Trident Red One to London Documentary

A fascinating documentary charting a flight in a Hawker Siddeley Trident 1C of BEA has been unearthed on YouTube. Red One to London follows Trident G-ARPH on a flight from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow, following the crew and flight as it progresses from gate to gate. At all points in the flight you will hear air traffic control talking to the aircraft, and members of staff at both airports describe the flight and how the aircraft uses the Instrument Landing System to perform an autoland. There’s some great footage of the take-off and landing, and an interview with the late...

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August Project Update

Posted on Aug 28, 2017 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

August Project Update

Summer is progressing fast and we’ve been busy welcoming plenty of visitors on board Trident G-ARPO to learn about the history of this aircraft and our project. One of the interesting things about our aircraft is that it is one of the few airliners that the general public can get on board in the north of England, and for lots of young visitors to the North East Land, Sea and Air Museum it is the first time they’ve ever been on an aircraft. So we love showing them around and letting them see the cockpit.   Visiting G-ARPO Remember that you can come and visit us on the 2nd and...

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Aluminium and Corrosion Consultancy from Innoval Technology

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 1 comment

Aluminium and Corrosion Consultancy from Innoval Technology

Innoval Technology have kindly been working with Save the Trident to provide us with consultancy on dealing with corrosion on our aircraft. After looking at the current state of various parts of the aircraft where corrosion exists, they have given us advice which will help us to tackle this and protect the aircraft in the future. This involves advising us on which products to use to stabilise any corrosion.  Corrosion is a fact of life for an aircraft of the age of our Trident, which has been out of service for three decades. However, having the advice from Innoval on how to deal with...

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