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Former member Phil passes away

Posted on Jan 2, 2015 in Featured, Featured articles, Other News | 0 comments

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 hands-on approach proved a perfect fit to the many technical challenges we faced. His illness meant he wasn’t able to spend much time on the project since its move to Sunderland, but he was still a presence on...

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2014 Fundraising Target Launched

Posted on Jan 15, 2014 in Featured articles, Other News, Project News | 1 comment

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 Complete the cockpit restoration Materials for rear cabin restoration To donate to our project, please click here As ever we are always looking for regular volunteers to come to the museum and help with the...

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Trident Talk at Royal Aeronautical Society, 14th May

Posted on May 8, 2013 in Featured articles, Other News | 0 comments

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 is the authority on Trident history and knowledge. You’re sure to learn lots! Click here to find out more...

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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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