Re: HS Trident

Date:         13 Jul 97 01:25:52 
From:         Kees de Lezenne Coulande <>
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Henry Law <> wrote:
>There's a photograph in today's Independent newspaper in the UK of BA
>managers, supposedly at RAF Wroughton, learning the rudiments of baggage
>handling and towing aircraft in preparation for a forthcoming strike.
>And what are they practicing on?  A Trident 3, G-AWZM!  It's in what
>looks to have been BA livery, not BEA.
>But why would an RAF base have a Trident?  They are favourites at
>airports for fire training, but surely military fire crews don't need to
>practice fighting fires on airliners ...

     Wroughton is nowadays mainly a storage site for the Science Museum
which has assembled a nice collection of airliners. Trident 3B G-AWZM
arrived at Wroughton on 28 February 1986.
     As far as I know, Wroughton is not open to the public, apart from the
Open Days organised by the Science Museum once or twice a year. Maybe this
explains why BA prefers this site over Duxford, where there is an even
larger collection of airliners.
                               Kees de Lezenne Coulander

C.M. de Lezenne Coulander
Aircraft Development and Systems Engineering B.V.
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