On August 4th 1971, Trident G-AWZI (Zulu India – the cockpit is exhibited at FAST) took to the skies over Hatfield for her maiden flight. 

August 4th 2021 marked 50 years since this historic date and to mark the occasion FAST organised a special exhibition on Sunday August 8th with Trident Ground Crew on hand to answer any questions. The event was well attended by specially invited guests and museum visitors during the course of the day.

From left to right behind the BEA flag: Ray Claydon, Doug Macpherson, Gordon Davis (at back), Bob Gamble, Steve Thirkettle, Bob Head, Ken (Dinger) Bell with (in front) partner Elizabeth.

Trident Cockpit on permanent exhibition outside the FAST Museum

From left to right behind the BEA flag: Steve Mills (BEA Trident Avionics Engineer) and Trident pilots Captain Robert Owens, Captain John Rankin, Captain David Warren (FAST Volunteer) and Steve Thirkettle (BEA/BA Trident Engineer & FAST Volunteer)

Andrew Lee, Zulu India’s owner, explains the Trident to the Leader of Rushmoor Borough Council Councillor David Clifford