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

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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Looking Back on a Great 2016; Looking Ahead to 2017

Posted by 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...

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We Finally Have an Information Board

Posted by 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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Fuselage Cleaned Thanks to Warren Access

Posted by on Oct 16, 2016 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

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 dangerous to do on ladders, so we were grateful to receive the help of Warren Access who sent one of their Spiderlift machines and an operator. Warren Access are based in...

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Another Wing and Horizontal Stabiliser Primed

Posted by on Sep 2, 2016 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

Another Wing and Horizontal Stabiliser Primed

This week we took advantage of good weather and some time off work to sand and paint primer on the other wing, as well as the horizontal stabiliser of G-ARPO. These are now protected ahead of the winter and show that we’re still making good progress on our project. Here are some pictures of the...

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One Wing Sanded and Primed

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

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...

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A Look At Our Busy Cockpit

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

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 quest to bring our Trident to life for museum visitors and to recreate what life was like on this iconic airliner during its life in the...

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2016 Funding Goal Reached!

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

2016 Funding Goal Reached!

Last night we received a donation which brought our 2016 funding goal to its £2,500 target! We’re thrilled to reach this goal as it helps us to fund all of the great work we’ve been doing to prepare and restore the tails and wings of our aircraft ahead of their eventual reattachment to the aircraft. Because they are sat outside, we need to make sure they are looked after in order to preserve them for the long term. We can’t thank our supporters enough for what you’ve done to help this project continue. You have all...

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More Tail Painting Work

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

More Tail Painting Work

This weekend the team worked on the other side of the vertical stabiliser to sand it down and paint primer on it. The work ensures it it protected from the elements, and follows the work done on previously before we flipped the tail over....

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