G-ARPO Hosts Local Firefighters

The Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service were on site at the museum today to take part in a training exercise which focussed on our Trident. In glorious sunshine, the staged incident saw dummies placed inside the aircraft and fire fighters tasked with simulating the exercise to assess the situation, deal with (an imaginary) fire, reach the casualties and...
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More Parts Rescued from Trident at Belfast

Last week we had the opportunity to go and rescue some parts from the Trident 2E at Belfast International to use in the restoration of G-ARPO. The Trident there is used by the airport fire service, and we had a very successful trip in the early days of our project to find lots of useful parts which have been use in our aircraft. This time we were able to take a select...
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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 interesti...
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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 i...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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August Project Update

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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...
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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 produc...
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Wing Welding Work Commences

We've had a fantastic couple of days working on G-ARPO. We welcomed K D Flavell Welding on site who spent yesterday repairing and securing parts of the port wing stub on the fuselage, and one of the wing tips using aluminium kindly supplied by Metal Supermarkets in Gateshead. As well as welcoming visitors to the museum on board the aircraft on Saturday, we managed...
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Metal Supermarkets Gateshead aluminium sponsorship

Metal Supermarkets' Gateshead store has kindly agreed to supply our team with some metal for our upcoming repair works. The aluminium sheeting has been cut to size ready for us to use when repairing the wings of our Trident aircraft. They also kindly delivered the metal to the museum for us. Metal Supermarkets Gateshead is conveniently located on the Team Valley Tr...
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