Posts Tagged "save the trident"

Join our Facebook group!

Posted on Feb 17, 2012 in About the Site, Featured articles | 0 comments

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:¬† Our Facebook page is a great place to see what’s happening with G-ARPO, be invited to events, and interact with the team involved in the...

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November Working Day

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

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, and scrubbed parts very clean, ready for painting in the future. We also put back in place the window and ceiling panels, which will be cleaned by team member Dave Matthews as he visits regularly to work on the aircraft....

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Move to Sunderland in pictures

Posted on Aug 2, 2011 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

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 Police bikes) from so early in the morning, and not charging us for this service. They made sure the roads were clear and that no problems were encountered. We appreciate it and couldn’t have done it without them....

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G-ARPO Trident reaches Sunderland!

Posted on Jul 31, 2011 in Featured articles, Project News | 4 comments

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 the museum. More news and pictures to follow!  ...

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Can you help with our costs? Time is short!

Posted on Jul 21, 2011 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

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. Can you help us with our costs? We are very grateful to everyone who has donated so far and it has ALL gone towards the project. However, time is running out and we want to ask if anyone can help us pay for this...

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