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

cockpit barrier
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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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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