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Trident G-ARPO 2018 Open Days

Posted on Feb 12, 2018 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

Trident G-ARPO 2018 Open Days

For those planning on paying a visit to Trident G-ARPO this year, we here publish our 2018 open days. As always, these are subject to change but we’ll always try to notify you on our website and Facebook page if we cannot open. We will also try to open for any special events held by the museum throughout the year.   Those visiting us can expect an interesting tour of the interior of our aircraft with guidance from one of our group members. You’ll see the cabin, cockpit, memorabilia and information displays. We also have DVDs and sound effects playing to add to the...

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Jump Seat and Catering Trolley Additions

Posted on Jan 31, 2018 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 2 comments

Jump Seat and Catering Trolley Additions

We’ve recently added two new items to our Trident interior thanks to a loan from the de Havilland Aircraft Museum. Our cockpit now sports a jump seat, whilst the galley has its very own catering trolley. Both of these items are authentic Trident parts which flew on actual aircraft – maybe even G-ARPO!  They now have pride of place and make our exhibit even more interesting to visitors and Trident fans. We’d like to thank Alistair and Les at the de Havilland Aircraft Museum at London Colney (www.dehavillandmuseum.co.uk) for the kind loan of these parts, helping to...

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G-ARPO Log Books Updated

Posted on Jan 5, 2018 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 1 comment

G-ARPO Log Books Updated

We’ve continued to receive a lot of log book details from the pilots we have made contact with who flew our Trident, G-ARPO when it was in active service. This is a really interesting part of what we’re doing to restore the aircraft, uncovering details of its life between 1965 and 1983.  The log books tell us where the aircraft flew, and which pilots were at the helm. To date we’ve received logs from 300 pilots who all flew G-ARPO. This is a real achievement and we’re very pleased to have reached this milestone. If you look at our logs, you will see thousands of...

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End of Summer Cleaning

Posted on Oct 15, 2017 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

End of Summer Cleaning

It’s been a year since we last cleaned our Trident’s fuselage exterior, so this weekend, with the help of Warren Access, we gave the aircraft a wash. The position of the fuselage means it is prone to dirt building up particularly on one side of the fuselage, so with the appropriate industrial cleaning liquid, we used the access platform kindly provided by Warren Access we carefully removed it, leaving G-ARPO shining again. Warren Access are a specialist provider of access platforms, with bases in Newcastle and Huntingdon, and have long been supporters of our project since...

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August Project Update

Posted on Aug 28, 2017 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

August Project Update

Summer is progressing fast and we’ve been busy welcoming plenty of visitors on board Trident G-ARPO to learn about the history of this aircraft and our project. One of the interesting things about our aircraft is that it is one of the few airliners that the general public can get on board in the north of England, and for lots of young visitors to the North East Land, Sea and Air Museum it is the first time they’ve ever been on an aircraft. So we love showing them around and letting them see the cockpit.   Visiting G-ARPO Remember that you can come and visit us on the 2nd and...

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Aluminium and Corrosion Consultancy from Innoval Technology

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 1 comment

Aluminium and Corrosion Consultancy from Innoval Technology

Innoval Technology have kindly been working with Save the Trident to provide us with consultancy on dealing with corrosion on our aircraft. After looking at the current state of various parts of the aircraft where corrosion exists, they have given us advice which will help us to tackle this and protect the aircraft in the future. This involves advising us on which products to use to stabilise any corrosion.  Corrosion is a fact of life for an aircraft of the age of our Trident, which has been out of service for three decades. However, having the advice from Innoval on how to deal with...

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