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100th Trident pilot added to the logbook!

Posted on Jan 14, 2013 in Featured articles, Other News | 0 comments

A big milestone reached today, as we’ve received logbook details of our 100th Trident pilot! Capt Nick Collyer sent his details, which we’re really grateful for. Nick and the others in our logbook are not just any old Trident pilots. They are all pilots who have flown G-ARPO, and have sent in details of the flights they flew on her. We are using these to collate a log book of as many flights that our aircraft flew, to give an overview of the life it led with BEA and British Airways. We can see the destinations it flew to, and the names of the crews who all have a part in her...

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Save The Trident on Aviation Xtended

Posted on Oct 20, 2012 in Featured articles, Other News | 0 comments

Save The Trident member Matt Falcus recently spoke to Pieter Johnson at Aviation Xtended for their recent podcast on aircraft restoration. It’s a great show, not only for the great coverage of our project, but also on the subject of a P-51 Mustang restoration, the latest happenings of the Global Aviation Resource team, and promoting aviation as a whole. You can give the show a listen...

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Trust Me, I’m The (Trident) Pilot

Posted on Oct 13, 2012 in Featured articles, Other News | 2 comments

One of the pilots who flew G-ARPO is Alan de Tourtoulon. He’s been kind enough to supply us with details from his log books of the flights he actually flew our aircraft, and you can read these by checking out the Flight Log from the menu at the top. But Alan has another claim to fame. He’s recently released a book called Trust Me, I’m The Pilot. This book charts his career as an airline pilot for a variety of airlines, but is especially of interest to Trident fans as he only narrowly missed being on board the aircraft which crashed at Staines in 1972. He spent the next 30...

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Trident at 50

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 in Featured articles, Other News | 1 comment

It was 9th January 1962 that John Cunningham captained the first ever Trident flight in G-ARPA at Hatfield. That momentous day saw the start of a special aircraft that went on to revolutionise autoland technology, the three rear mounted engine design, and became one of the fastest subsonic airliners ever produced. With only a handful of aircraft preserved, and our own G-ARPO being the last complete Trident 1C anywhere in the world, let’s make 2012 – this significant 50th year – the one in which we secure this aircraft’s future here at the North East Aircraft Museum....

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Video of G-ARPO arriving at Sunderland

Posted on Aug 6, 2011 in Featured articles, Other News | 0 comments

Rik Taylor took this video of G-ARPO arriving at the North East Aircraft Museum in Sunderland on 31st July. You can see how delicate the operation was, and how we had to get the landing gear lowered and wheels reattached before it could sit safely on its own. Click the link below to view the video: Trident Moved to the North East Aircraft...

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Trident flies again!

Posted on Apr 13, 2011 in Featured articles, Other News, Project News | 1 comment

Today there was a sight not seen for a long time… a Hawker Siddeley Trident flew again. OK, admittedly it wasn’t under its own power, and it certainly wasn’t operating the British Airways Shuttle flight into Heathrow, but Trident 1C G-ARPO lifted off the ground with the aid of two cranes from MSD as we lifted it onto specially made trestles ready for cutting the wings off. Members of the Save The Trident team met up at Durham Tees Valley to begin the last major part of dismantling. The lift was partly to move the aircraft away from the fence to give us better access to the...

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