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

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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Tail Welding Work Progress

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

Tail Welding Work Progress

This week we’ve had the remaining welding work on the aircraft’s vertical stabiliser tail fin completed. Plates were put on the top to cover and protect holes and corrosion caused by years out in the open. The rudder was also welded into place. This puts the tail in a great position when the time eventually comes to reattach it to the aircraft along with the horizontal stabiliser. You’ll notice that the tail was flipped recently to give us access to sand and paint the other side in primer to protect it further. All of this...

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Wings Moved Behind Fuselage

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

Wings Moved Behind Fuselage

After five years we finally moved the wings of G-ARPO a little closer to the fuselage today. The guys at MSD Cranes arrived early to help relocate the wings from behind the main hangar at NELSAM to a spot behind the Trident, allowing us to position them above ground where air can circulate underneath and protect them. It makes them easier to work on when it comes to sanding and painting them. We also flipped the vertical stabiliser so that the other side can be sanded and primed in the near future, after we did the other half earlier this...

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One Side of Tail Primed

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

One Side of Tail Primed

In the sunshine this past weekend we completed painting one side of the Trident’s tail in primer. Soon it will be positioned so that the other side can be sanded down and also primed, and then we can paint it in the Northeast Airlines yellow colours as soon as possible. Work is also underway ready to move the wings closer to the fuselage, which will get them higher off the ground and protect them ready for when the time comes to reattach them. Remember that all of this costs money, with crane hire and materials, so please dig deep if...

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Tail Painting Process Begins

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 2 comments

Tail Painting Process Begins

We had some time last week to begin the process of painting the tail of G-ARPO. The vertical stabiliser is currently stored at the museum and we’ve been looking at protecting this (and the wings) recently to make sure they’ll be in the best shape possible when the time comes to reattach them to the fuselage. So we’ve now sanded and started priming the tail. It will need to be flipped over in order to paint the other side. Eventually the Northeast tail livery will be applied....

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