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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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 announce...
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2017 Trident Opening Dates Announced

Visit Trident G-ARPO
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 ...
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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 sa...
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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 an...
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Fuselage Cleaned Thanks to Warren Access

Going into winter parts of fuselage of Trident G-ARPO had become a little dirty, so we decided to give her a clean before it gets any worse. We know this will be an ongoing job, but want to keep on top of it and clean her regularly. Members of the team met on Saturday 15th October to do some washing. As you can imagine, it's difficult to reach that high and can be dan...
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One Wing Sanded and Primed

This week we've completed work to sand and paint primer on one of G-ARPO's wings. The wings were recently moved behind the fuselage to make them easier for us to work on and to give visitors the complete picture of the aircraft. The Northeast Airlines colours calls for parts of the wings to be painted, which we'll be doing in due course.
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A Look At Our Busy Cockpit

Trident G-ARPO's cockpit has now come to life thanks to our realistic and authentically-dressed flight crew models which occupy the Captain, First Officer and Flight Engineer positions. Visitors to our aircraft are able to see the crew in place in the cockpit when taking a tour of G-ARPO and hear real communications recorded from a Trident flight. This is all part of our ...
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