Airfix Sponsors us with New Trident Model Kit

To tie in with this autumn's new 1/144 scale Trident 1C kit release, Airfix have kindly agreed to sponsor our project by supplying some of the new kits to sell in the museum shop. All proceeds from this will go to the Save The Trident campaign, helping us towards our goal of preserving the world's last complete Trident 1C airliner. For those of you who are into aircraft ...
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Trident Ditching Trials Video

During the development of the Hawker Siddeley Trident, a series of trials were conducted to investigate how the aircraft would perform in a ditching scenario. Now, a rare video has emerged which was created from the still photographs taken as the model Trident was launched to simulate landing on water. We've got the video for you here to enjoy. Thankfully no Trident e...
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Completed G-ARPO Model With Our Decals

A while back we were gifted sets of decals representing our Trident 1C aircraft, G-ARPO, in the colours that we have chosen to restore her in, with correct registration and other details. These were kindly provided by 26 Decals, and they fit the 1/144 scale models of the Trident 1C which are still available second-hand (or you may have stored away waiting to be built!). ...
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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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