Thanks to our sponsors – MSD Cranes and JDPL

We wanted to take this opportunity to thank JDPL and MSD Cranes for their help so far, particularly with the move of our aircraft up to Sunderland. MSD have provided all of the equipment we need in terms of cranes, and have also provided us with workmen to help with the project to date. Their great prices and sponsorship has been invaluable. Colin Best at JDPL has been an...
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Wings clipped but ready to fly!

Two more days of work on G-ARPO at Durham Tees Valley and the last stage of dismantling the aircraft is now complete! Over Thursday and Friday we worked on removing the wings from the aircraft so that she can be transported by road to the North East Aircraft Museum at Sunderland. We had worked out that it would be possible to cut outside of the main landing gear which would ...
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More dismantling progress made

The final stage of dismantling the Trident was started today when the team met. First of all, the remaining #3 engine side pod was removed, leaving the rear of the aircraft clear for the move. Then, after marking up the lines to cut along the wings, Stan (from MSD) and Neil began pre-cutting. They also opened up places to attach the crane lines when the wings are cut. ...
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MSD Cranes will be moving the Trident

We can now announce that MSD Cranes will be the company we use for moving our Trident, G-ARPO, from Durham Tees Valley Airport to the North East Aircraft Museum at Sunderland. The move is expected to take place in October, following a period of dismantling and preparing the aircraft to be moved. MSD have been very enthusiastic and supportive of our project, and very helpf...
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