Posts Tagged "Trident"

G-ARPO to Feature on CBeebies!

Posted on Mar 5, 2018 in Featured, Featured articles, Other News | 6 comments

G-ARPO to Feature on CBeebies!

Our Trident, G-ARPO, will again feature on TV next week as it took part in a new episode of the CBeebies “My First” series. In it, a father will take his son to an air show for the first time. Here’s the synopsis: Join Jesse as he goes to an air show for the first time. Jesse is making paper aeroplanes with his family when Dad tells him they are going to an air show. First, Jesse and his family go to an air museum where they learn about different kinds of aircraft and what they’re used for. Jesse gets to see all kinds of aeroplanes and tries flying a helicopter. At...

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Rear cabin carpets laid

Posted on Mar 9, 2015 in Featured, Featured articles | 3 comments

Rear cabin carpets laid

Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming Franks Factory Flooring back to our Trident to lay carpets in the rear cabin. Work has been progressing well in this area, and now that painting has been completed we arranged for the second part of this very generous sponsorship to take place. Franks laid the black BKS/Northeast replica carpet in the forward cabin of G-ARPO in January 2013. Now, in the rear cabin we have a blue British Airways replica carpet. The guys from Franks showed their expertise in fitting the carpet around our new display areas, and the cabin is looking fantastic. We...

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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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Primed and ready!

Posted on Aug 4, 2014 in Featured, Featured articles, Project News | 2 comments

Primed and ready!

Over the weekend members of the Save The Trident team met at the museum to carry out more preparation work on G-ARPO. Since Saturday was mostly a washout we had to revert to indoor activities such as preparing the seats and covers, clothing our new hostess (she’s called Tracy) in her authentic BA uniform and putting up the ceiling panels in the cockpit. Our amazing carpenter Roy also spent the weekend working on the display cabinets in the rear cabin. See the picture below – I’m sure you’ll agree they’re looking great! We also took advantage of a quick dry spell...

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Ansett Aircraft Spares door handle sponsorship

Posted on Jan 10, 2014 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

Ansett Aircraft Spares have kindly agreed to sponsor us with two door handles to replace broken ones on our Trident. The door handle assemblies are the same as early BAe 146 aircraft, and so are interchangeable with our broken ones. Ansett have kindly sourced these replacement parts and sent them to us for use in our restoration. Ansett A Trusted & Respected Name Established in 1958, Ansett Aircraft Spares & Services has supported aviation companies  for more than half a century. We’ve earned the reputation of supplying our customers the right parts…at the right time…at...

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