Trident at 50

Jan 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured articles, Other News

It was 9th January 1962 that John Cunningham captained the first ever Trident flight in G-ARPA at Hatfield. That momentous day saw the start of a special aircraft that went on to revolutionise autoland technology, the three rear mounted engine design, and became one of the fastest subsonic airliners ever produced.

Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported licenseWith only a handful of aircraft preserved, and our own G-ARPO being the last complete Trident 1C anywhere in the world, let’s make 2012 – this significant 50th year – the one in which we secure this aircraft’s future here at the North East Aircraft Museum.

We still need donations to help us achieve all there is left to do. Our Christmas present sales are still running, so please consider donating a product by clicking here, or alternatively just sending a regular donation to the project here.

Thanks for all your support so far, and Happy Birthday Trident!

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  1. Hi, heard about you on pprune. I was at Smiths as a Student during Autoland design and did minor work on some parts. All the best with your work. Small donation on the way. Mike.

    PS – I guess there are still people in the Cheltenham area who were involved, a letter in the Echo might reach them.

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