Posts Tagged "trident g-arpo"

Remembering Hatfield Aerodrome

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 in Featured, Featured articles | 2 comments

Remembering Hatfield Aerodrome

Hatfield Aerodrome, to the north of London, was the home of the Trident (and many other) aircraft. The airfield was constructed on farmland in 1930, and de Havilland aircraft such as the Moth, Dragon and Dragon Rapide were built here in the impressive art deco buildings. A hard runway was laid in 1947, allowing jet aircraft such as the Vampire and Comet to be constructed at the airfield. From the 1950s and 60s the Trident was developed and produced, including our own G-ARPO, which was constructed here at the end of 1964 and first flew on 13 January 1965. Later, the BAe 146 aircraft was...

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Wings clipped but ready to fly!

Posted on May 13, 2011 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

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 make reattaching the wings much easier, and also allow the aircraft to stand on its feet much earlier without reattaching the gear. The first day proved quite laborious with the wing refusing to come away from the...

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Stena to ferry parts from Belfast

Posted on Apr 9, 2010 in Featured articles, Project News | 1 comment

We had some great news today. Stena Line have agreed to sponsor us by providing return travel for a Luton van between Stranraer and Belfast. This will enable us to take the parts from Trident 2E G-AVFE at Belfast International Airport and transport them back to the museum at Sunderland ready to become part of the restored Trident 1C G-ARPO at the North East Aircraft Museum. We will be making the trip in May, taking members of our team. We are naturally incredibly grateful to Stena Line for this gesture, which has solved a major headache for us and allows us to use our funds on restoring the...

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