A view from the wing of our Trident

  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 us!
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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 t...
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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 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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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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Video filmed aboard G-ARPO

An interview with a young flight attendant about her new career and how it works flying for an airline was recently filmed aboard our Trident. You can watch the video below - there's even a little walk around of G-ARPO's interior towards the end of the video.   This is a great way we can use our aircraft for other purposes and we'd love to speak to anyone inte...
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Exclusive! Trident 1C G-ARPO 1/144 decals available

Thanks to Ray Charles at 26decals.com, we now have our very own set of decals depicting Trident 1C G-ARPO in its preserved livery. This means you can create your own highly detailed 1/144 scale model kit in Northeast Airlines colours, with G-ARPO registration, 1 overwing exit and all the other details you'll see on the finished aircraft. The decals will work on any of...
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Former member Phil passes away

It's with regret that we announce the passing of one of Save The Trident's original members, Phil Biles, who died just before Christmas. Phil was formerly a firefighter at Durham Tees Valley Airport and joined our team through his friend and fellow member Peter Foster. He quickly made his mark on the project, particularly through the dismantling process as his natural...
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2014 Fundraising Target Launched

2014 has arrived and we're naturally making plans for G-ARPO over the coming year, and it promises to be one of the biggest yet if we reach our targets. In order to achieve our goals we've set our fundraising goal at £3,000 again. This will allow us to achieve: Painting the exterior of the aircraft (funds needed by May) New seat cover material for the forward cabin C...
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Trident Talk at Royal Aeronautical Society, 14th May

Our very own Neil Lomax is presenting a talk about the Hawker Siddeley Trident at the Royal Aeronautical Society in Southend on 14th May. He'll be looking at the history of the type, along with the work he did on restoring Trident 3B G-AWZK at Manchester, and the work-to-date on our very own Trident 1C G-ARPO at Sunderland. If you're in the area, why not head along. Neil ...
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