100th Trident pilot added to the logbook!

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 b...
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Save The Trident on Aviation Xtended

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 s...
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Trust Me, I’m The (Trident) Pilot

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 ca...
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Trident at 50

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...
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Video of G-ARPO arriving at Sunderland

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 Museum
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Trident flies again!

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....
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Day 5

Day 5 came and went today. The team assembled at G-ARPO again for another day of cutting, and we were joined again by yesterday's contractor, and another person from MSD Cranes to help us. They brought an impressive crane with them! The day got off to a great start, with the crane attached to the horizontal stabiliser ready to lift. However, the final bolts holding the stabi...
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Container help from Spacewise

Spacewise have kindly agreed to help us out with a container which we can use to store parts in until they are used on our aircraft. We will be bringing many parts back to Sunderland from Belfast, and these will need long term storage until we are ready to fit them into G-ARPO during its restoration. Therefore, we need a safe, secure and dry place to keep them. Spacewise ...
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St. George Hotel Durham Tees Valley Airport

St. George Hotel at Durham Tees Valley Airport have come to the rescue of Tony and Neil by offering free accommodation for the night whilst up in the area in May. Following an arduous journey across to Belfast and back, via Sunderland to drop off parts into storage at the North East Aircraft Museum, the pair will have earned a rest, so we're really grateful for St. Geor...
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