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Wing Welding Work Commences

Posted on Jun 24, 2017 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

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 to paint primer onto the wing stubs and repaired area on the main wing to protect them.   As well as K D Flavell we had very kind support from Lord Hire Centres who provided a generator to enable us to do the work. We...

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Metal Supermarkets Gateshead aluminium sponsorship

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

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 Trading Estate, just off the A1 at the Coal House, down from the Angel of the North. The store has ample onsite park parking for the convenience of our customers. They offer local and NATIONAL delivery service of their product....

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Save The Trident Summer Fundraising

Posted on Jun 2, 2017 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

Save The Trident Summer Fundraising

To facilitate some urgent works and the supplies needed to see them through, Save The Trident is opening a fundraising pledge for Summer 2017. Our target is to raise £300 this summer. The money will be used on supplies and contractors being used in the restoration of our aircraft’s wings, amongst other things. The exact nature of the works and progress will be announced on this site at the time if we’re able to go ahead with it.   How to Help: Donate by Paypal at this link: http://www.savethetrident.co.uk/donate/ Or Send a cheque payable to Save The Trident to 73 Black...

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2017 Trident Opening Dates Announced

Posted on Jan 15, 2017 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 4 comments

2017 Trident Opening Dates Announced

We’re excited to be heading towards the 2017 season when we’ll be opening up our Trident, G-ARPO, regularly for visitors to the museum to enjoy. Because we have a limited number of volunteers, we are not able to open as often as we would like. Please do get in touch if you think you could help out on occasional days with showing people around our aircraft! We will commence opening in April, ending in October. If you are coming to the museum on a particular day and would like to visit the Trident, please get in touch and we may be able to open it for you!   2017 Dates 8th...

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Looking Back on a Great 2016; Looking Ahead to 2017

Posted on Dec 22, 2016 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

Looking Back on a Great 2016; Looking Ahead to 2017

It’s been another mammoth year in the project to save and preserve Trident 1C G-ARPO. Despite reaching our major milestone of completing the interior restoration and opening the aircraft to the public in 2015, we still had plenty to do, and 2016 saw numerous important tasks ticked off. With the wings and tail of the aircraft still detached, we decided to spend time sanding them down and painting with primer to preserve the metal which is exposed to the weather (thanks to Trimite). This took a number of days to do, and we also moved the wings to a spot behind the fuselage where they are...

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We Finally Have an Information Board

Posted on Oct 25, 2016 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

We Finally Have an Information Board

We have finally added an information board outside G-ARPO giving visitors to the museum some information about the aircraft and about Northeast Airlines. Since we’re not able to open the aircraft every day, museum visitors often wonder what this strange yellow aircraft is and miss out on finding out why it’s so special. So this new information board solves the problem and introduces people to what a Trident 1C is, and why G-ARPO is so special!...

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