Posts Tagged "teesside airport"

A week of cutting – St George Hotel sponsorship

Posted on Aug 11, 2010 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

In mid-September the team will reconvene at Durham Tees Valley to begin the final cut of Trident 1C G-ARPO. This is expected to take a week, and it will be all hands on deck with our team and assembled sponsors to help bring it all together ready for the move north. During this time, members of the team will need somewhere to stay. We have very kindly been offered accommodation at the St. George Hotel, who have been very helpful to us before. St George Hotel is located on site at Durham Tees Valley Airport and provides excellent rooms, bar, restaurant and wedding/conference facilities....

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The last flight of a Trident 1C

Posted on Jun 18, 2010 in About G-ARPO, Featured articles | 11 comments

In case you didn’t know, our Trident – G-ARPO – was the last Trident 1C ever to fly. Makes her a fitting one to restore don’t you think? She had been laid up at London Heathrow in the BA maintenance area for a while, with her stablemates all being scrapped or sent to fire grounds around the country. Finally, the call came to send her up to Teesside Airport (as Durham Tees Valley was then known) on a cold December day in 1983. On the flight deck that day was Dick BoasĀ  as Captain, Colin Rule as Engineer and a young First Officer named Chris Barnes. He was an aircraft...

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St. George Hotel Durham Tees Valley Airport

Posted on Apr 26, 2010 in Featured articles, Other News | 0 comments

St. George Hotel at Durham Tees Valley Airport have come to the rescue of Tony and Neil by offering free accommodation for the night whilst up in the area in May. Following an arduous journey across to Belfast and back, via Sunderland to drop off parts into storage at the North East Aircraft Museum, the pair will have earned a rest, so we’re really grateful for St. George Hotel’s offer. I already know first-hand what a great hotel it is, and quite historic too. It is situated in the former RAF Officer’s Mess at what was RAF Middleton St. George. Today it’s the perfect...

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Peter Foster On Board

Posted on Jan 25, 2010 in Project News | 0 comments

Peter Foster is a new member of our team. He’s got a wealth of aviation experience, and has even saved a Lightning aircraft, restoring it fully. Peter was formerly a Senior Duty Officer at Durham Tees Valley (then Teesside) airport, and had the honour of being the last person to marshall G-ARPO when she arrived to take up post at the fire training school in 1983. With Peter’s help, we have gained access to a Cherry Picker, and also should be able to remove a lot of the scrap metal inside the airframe that is no longer needed at no cost. We look forward to his help in our bid to...

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