Enthusiasts & General Info

General Info

Friends of Durham Tees Valley Airport 

A group of enthusiasts and like minded individuals have set up the FoDTVA Group in order to assist / promote the airport if / where needed. Other aims of the group are to re-introduce the Airshow - last seen here in 1989. This scheme is also ran at other Peel Airports (Doncaster and Liverpool), and now here at Teesside (DTVA), starting July 2012, when the committee was formed. Anyone wishing to join the group can do so by visiting the website http://www.fodtva.co.uk/

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Anyone wanting information on the 2013 Airshow can do so by visiting the website http://teesvalleyairshow.co.uk/ The airshow's success is vital to funding / sponsorship / contributions, anyone feeling that they can help, can so so by e-mailing me marking Airshow clearly in the subject line, or, either of the two above websites - Thank you.

 

The Airshow has been cancelled, the Peel Board of Directors have pulled the plug. In there meeting on 12th February 2013 they chose not to back the Airshow, despite the committee raising the 65k needed to host the event.CANCELLED

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Please note - this is a message for enthusiasts that visit Durham Tees Valley Airport (MME / EGNV), and any person(s) visiting DTVA regularly

After a long slog, and a lot of hard work particularly from Colin Granton, Durham Police are now ready to issue the 'Durham Tees Valley Aviation Watch' ID cards.
Anyone wanting an Enthusiast ID card, please send an email to idcards@ntlworld.com

Once your email has been received, a covering letter and the application form will be send by return.
Please note that these cards are for ID purposes only and confer no special rights of way at any airfield. They can be used at other airfields as a means of ID which can be checked by Police/Security simply by phoning Durham Police at DTVA who will hold the applications on file.

PLEASE SUPPORT THIS SCHEME - THANK YOU

Anything you say will be treated with the utmost secrecy, discretion and confidentiality.

The closing date was officially 5th March 2010, any late comers should be able to contact the police at the airport for more information.

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Help req

It seems, whilst dismantling the VC10 at Bruntingthorpe, parts have gone missing. These parts need to be returned, if you have any info please contact me.      Thank you.

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The bar inside the Flying School (ex Disley Cleveland and Wings), has been taken over by new owners, who are keen to develop the business, the Flyers Bar is now open to all. Anyone visiting to spot or watch aircraft can pop in, and will be made welcome. The beer garden can be used to sit outside during fine weather, there are views over the eastern side of the airport and the runway from here, and also from inside. It would be courteous to buy the odd drink, and the food is very reasonably priced.

Directions:- head to Spot 4 (outside Hangar 3 East) there is car parking available, go into the flying school and turn right into the bar area.

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General News and Info

June 19/2010 - Cleveland Flight Training has ceased to operate from DTVA

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June 16/2010 - Goldtrail Holidays have been placed into administration with immediate effect.

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June 22/2010 - Vancouver Airport Services has agreed to buy a 65 per cent share in Durham Tees Valley Airport (DTVA) owner Peel Airports Limited. Peel Airports Limited will continue to own 75 per cent of DTVA, with the six local authorities owning the remaining 25 per cent. The Peel Group will retain a 35 per cent investment in Peel Airports Limited and a presence on the board and looks forward to the opportunities the strategic partnership with Vancouver Airport Services will generate. For more details click here

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Dec 16/2009 - One time carrier into MME, Flyglobespan, have had the receivers called in, after there Parent Company went bust. For more details click here.

Administrators have issued two helpline numbers for Flyglobespan customers. They are 0871 271 9000 for UK calls and +44 141 332 3233 for those calling from Europe.

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Mar 28/2009 - The last BMI Heathrow flight left Teesside today after a 40 year span. A tribute has been set up on the DTVA Movements site, click here to view.

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Mar 23/2009 - FedEx MD11 crashes at Tokyo killing both pilots, also 14 dead in plane crash at Montana.

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Mar 16/2009 - Ryanair announce that they are pulling the DUB-MME flight after 12 years of service. For more details click here.

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Feb 19/2009 - Sad news for Teesside as BMI announce that they are to cease operations from MME - LHR after 30 years of service. They are also pulling out of Leeds. The last service from Teesside will be March 28th. For more details click here.

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Feb 11/2009 - Early reports state 2x Grob Tutors have crashed in Porthcawl, Wales killing all four persons on board.

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Jan 12/2009 - Durham Tees Valley announce flight to Oslo (via Aberdeen) click here.

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Dec 02/2008 - European Aviation Air Charter went bust on Monday (1st), with Flightline following on Tuesday (2nd).

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Oct 16/2008 - A ''Mayday'' was heard at 1615 by a local aircraft, believed to be coming from the Whitby area, local light aircraft / Police 28 / G-FRAS & Sea King Rescue 128 are searching the area. An oil slick had been reported in the sea 3 miles SE of Whitby. Police 28 reported on his way north at 1739 that wreckage had been found at sea near Robin Hoods Bay. At 1740 2 Sea Kings from Leconfield were continuing the search, the pilot was still reported missing. The aircraft is a based Tomahawk (reported as G-BOLF) aircraft from Teesside - our thoughts are with the pilot. (BBC Article, Northern Echo Article, Evening Gazette Article).

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Rumour - PPRuNe is reporting that Manx2 may be about to launch a new IOM-MME route.

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Sept 7/2008 - Airline News - Futura are to suspend all flights for 24 hours tomorrow after it filed for administration, it has until Sept. 12 to outline its financial situation, financial reorganisation and safety plan to the transport ministry, which will then decide whether to pass, suspend or revoke its flying licence.

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Sept 12/2008 - Airline News - The XL Group has declared bankruptcy with all flights cancelled and aircraft grounded.

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Balloon Meetings / Airshows

Pennine Region Balloon Association Meeting Calendar (UK) click here

Hot Air Balloon Events (Worldwide) click here

Hot Air Ballooning Calender (Worldwide) click here

UK Airshows Calendar click here

Flighline UK Airshow News and Calendar click here

 

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