Jump Seat and Catering Trolley Additions

We've recently added two new items to our Trident interior thanks to a loan from the de Havilland Aircraft Museum. Our cockpit now sports a jump seat, whilst the galley has its very own catering trolley. Both of these items are authentic Trident parts which flew on actual aircraft - maybe even G-ARPO!  They now have pride of place and make our exhibit even more i...
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G-ARPO Log Books Updated

We've continued to receive a lot of log book details from the pilots we have made contact with who flew our Trident, G-ARPO when it was in active service. This is a really interesting part of what we're doing to restore the aircraft, uncovering details of its life between 1965 and 1983.  The log books tell us where the aircraft flew, and which pilots were at the ...
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The BEA Hawker Siddeley Trident 1C Promo Film

trident 1c promo
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

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 fr...
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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 ...
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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 o...
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August Project Update

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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...
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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 produc...
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Wing Welding Work Commences

We've had a fantastic couple of days working on G-ARPO. We welcomed K D Flavell Welding on site who spent yesterday repairing and securing parts of the port wing stub on the fuselage, and one of the wing tips using aluminium kindly supplied by Metal Supermarkets in Gateshead. As well as welcoming visitors to the museum on board the aircraft on Saturday, we managed...
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