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It seems a lot of members have been disconnected from our Facebook group as it transitioned to the new style. So if you haven't been on in a while, please go back and Like us again! And if you haven't signed up yet, please go to this link to sign up: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-The-Trident/400424790009308 Our Facebook page is a great place to see what's happeni...
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November Working Day

We had another day working on G-ARPO this Saturday with a few members of the team present. It proved quite fruitful and we managed to get the front cabin scrubbed thoroughly with chemical film remover as used by professional valet and road maintenance companies. This stuff worked through 28 years of smoke damage and dirt that had accumulated on the ceiling, walls and panels,...
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Move to Sunderland in pictures

The move of Trident G-ARPO up to the North East Aircraft Museum at Sunderland went like a dream. Over two days, we were helped by lots of great people and companies, including (in no particular order): MSD Cranes, JDPL, Serco for their co-operation, Give Svaergods and JParr (Mboro). Also a big thanks to Northumbria Police for arranging the escort team (Cleveland and Durham P...
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G-ARPO Trident reaches Sunderland!

Early this morning, the fuselage of Trident 1C G-ARPO left Durham Tees Valley Airport for the North East Aircraft Museum at Sunderland. Following its transport across two fences and a live runway yesterday, it sat on its low loader transport overnight ready for its early departure at dawn. Then, at 5.45am the transport began, heading across to the A66, then up the A19 to ...
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Can you help with our costs? Time is short!

As we approach move date at the speed of a Trident in cruise (fastest subsonic airliner in its day, don't you know!), we've been landed with a big insurance bill to top us up to the required amount for the move. This amounts to an extra £2000 in costs, which we just don't have lying around! In addition to this, the cost of the move is a little more than anticipated. Ca...
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Can you help save our Trident?

As we move forward towards the final stages of dismantling Trident 1C G-ARPO ready to move to Sunderland, our costs have increased as we have to find £300 extra for costs of scaffolding. Can you help? Everyone who donates to our project - even if it's only a few pounds - is helping to preserve this aircraft for future generations to enjoy and look back on. It will be the...
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Trident Tail Removed

We had another productive day on the Trident on 3rd February 2011. Members of the team, along with hired contractors from MSD Cranes, SAS Access and Henderson Engineering met at Teesside on what was a bright but windy and cold day ready to make some more progress. The main focus of the day was to remove the tail fin and number 2 engine intake. This would require a lot of cut...
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A day of cleaning

On Saturday 5th June the team met up at Durham Tees Valley to spend a day working on G-ARPO. The intention was to clean the fuselage from nose to tail and also spend time cleaning the cabin and removing more parts from the cockpit to take away and restore. We arrived at 8.30am, and thanks to Serco who assigned a member of staff to look after us and shepherd us to the fire gr...
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Latest Progress – Meeting Hauliers and Airport

Tony travelled to Durham Tees Valley Airport last week to meet with a couple of hauliers and crane reps to discuss the needs of the move. Being in the presence of G-ARPO made it easier to explain and discuss the plans and potential problems, and has enabled each of the companies to go away and put together quotes for their part. We are hoping to get some good prices as we are n...
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Skipbridge Signs Offer Support

Skipbridge Signs, based in Darlington, have offered us support in our project in two very useful areas. First of all, they have offered the use of a Cherry Picker whenever we need it. This will be useful when dismantling our Trident at its current site, which will require a lot of cutting and will result in plenty of bits and pieces that we need to transport or dispose of. ...
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