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. Fi...
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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 interesti...
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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

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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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