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

A view from the wing

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018 in Featured, Featured articles, Other News | 2 comments

A view from the wing

  Here’s a photo we just came across showing the view over the wing of a Trident at an airport in the early 1970s. But look a little closer… you’ll see that the registration painted on the wing of that Trident is G-ARPO – our very own aircraft! We love to see picture of G-ARPO in service, so if you have any in your collection please send them to...

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G-ARPO Hosts Local Firefighters

Posted by on Jun 29, 2018 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

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 extract them fro the ‘wreckage’. Following this, the crews had to deal with imagined contamination from the aircraft. Thankfully the chance to practice emergency exercises on a...

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More Parts Rescued from Trident at Belfast

Posted by on Jun 23, 2018 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

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 selection of good window panes to replace the damaged, scratched and opaque examples on our aircraft, as well as some other useful bits. The trip was a joint venture with the guys from...

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8 Significant Pictures from G-ARPO’s Restoration

Posted by on May 15, 2018 in Featured, Featured articles, Other News | 2 comments

8 Significant Pictures from G-ARPO’s Restoration

Looking back over the past nine years makes us realise how far we’ve come with our project to save Trident 1C G-ARPO. We still have a long way to go, of course, but here is a selection of pictures showing significant moments in the restoration so far…   As we found her at Teesside in 2009, after years in use as a fire trainer. A ladder is the only way into the cabin. The tail is lifted off the fuselage after cutting it free. Wings, having been detached, are loaded onto a trailer for transport to Sunderland. G-ARPO’s...

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G-ARPO to Feature on CBeebies!

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in Featured, Featured articles, Other News | 6 comments

G-ARPO to Feature on CBeebies!

Our Trident, G-ARPO, will again feature on TV next week as it took part in a new episode of the CBeebies “My First” series. In it, a father will take his son to an air show for the first time. Here’s the synopsis: Join Jesse as he goes to an air show for the first time. Jesse is making paper aeroplanes with his family when Dad tells him they are going to an air show. First, Jesse and his family go to an air museum where they learn about different kinds of aircraft and what they’re used for. Jesse gets to see all kinds...

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Trident G-ARPO 2018 Open Days

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

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 interesting tour of the interior of our aircraft with guidance from one of our group members. You’ll see the cabin, cockpit, memorabilia and information displays. We also have DVDs...

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Jump Seat and Catering Trolley Additions

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 2 comments

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 interesting to visitors and Trident fans. We’d like to thank Alistair and Les at the de Havilland Aircraft Museum at London Colney (www.dehavillandmuseum.co.uk)...

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G-ARPO Log Books Updated

Posted by on Jan 5, 2018 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 1 comment

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 helm. To date we’ve received logs from 300 pilots who all flew G-ARPO. This is a real achievement and we’re very pleased to have reached this milestone....

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Happy Christmas from Save The Trident

Posted by on Dec 24, 2017 in Featured, Featured articles | 0 comments

Happy Christmas from Save The Trident

We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and fantastic new year. Thank you to everyone who has supported our project over the past year, and we look forward to what 2018 brings.   From all the Save The Trident team.  

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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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