Posts Tagged "trident 1c"

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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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 Boas¬† as Captain, Colin Rule as Engineer and a young First Officer named Chris Barnes. He was an aircraft...

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