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Find out the latest news from the project, including work on the restoration and sponsors who have helped us out…

The BEA Hawker Siddeley Trident 1C Promo Film

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Featured, Featured articles | 0 comments

The BEA Hawker Siddeley Trident 1C Promo Film

We’ve found this wonderful promo film produced by British European Airways to show off their technologically advanced Trident 1C airliner and all it was able to achieve in terms of reliability, automatic landings and passenger service. It has lots of onboard and in-cockpit footage from the early days of Trident operations to enjoy.   Watch the video below.  ...

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Trident Cockpit Display Cabinet Finished

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Featured, Featured articles, Other News | 0 comments

Trident Cockpit Display Cabinet Finished

We put the finishing touches to the Trident cockpit display cabinet at the museum last weekend. This cabinet has the complete cockpit dashboard of former Trident 2E G-AVFG, which is kindly on loan to us to display inside the hangar at the North East Land, Sea and Air Museum. Now, thanks to help from our friends at Sticker Shop 103, we’ve adorned it with authentic logos from British European Airways and British Airways from the era that the Trident flew.   If you visit the museum, you’ll find this display inside the main...

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End of Summer Cleaning

Posted by 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...

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Trident Red One to London Documentary

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Featured, Featured articles, Other News | 0 comments

Trident Red One to London Documentary

A fascinating documentary charting a flight in a Hawker Siddeley Trident 1C of BEA has been unearthed on YouTube. Red One to London follows Trident G-ARPH on a flight from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow, following the crew and flight as it progresses from gate to gate. At all points in the flight you will hear air traffic control talking to the aircraft, and members of staff at both airports describe the flight and how the aircraft uses the Instrument Landing System to perform an autoland. There’s some great footage of the...

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August Project Update

Posted by 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...

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Aluminium and Corrosion Consultancy from Innoval Technology

Posted by 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,...

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Wing Welding Work Commences

Posted by 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...

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Metal Supermarkets Gateshead aluminium sponsorship

Posted by 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...

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Save The Trident Summer Fundraising

Posted by 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...

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2017 Trident Opening Dates Announced

Posted by 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...

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