FoDTVA Assists With 2016 Lourdes Charters

Last weekend members of Friends of Durham Tees Valley Airport assisted with the annual pilgrimage flights to Lourdes by members of the Catholic Church. Around 350 people were booked to travel to Tarbes-Lourdes Airport from Durham Tees Valley on the morning of Friday 27th May, with two AlbaStar Boeing 737s chartered to fly them. Members of FoDTVA attended t...
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NPAS Tees Valley visit

Friends of Durham Tees Valley Airport visited the Tees Valley division of National Police Air Services at the airport on Friday, 4th December. Our hosts for the evening were Pilot Eddie Doyle, and Tactical Flight Operators Alex Campbell and Paul Jeavons. The visit began with a short video presentation on what NPAS do and how they operate, followed by a talk from the crew and...
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Serco IFTC / South-side visit

We had a number of requests from our members to visit the Serco International Fire Training Centre facility on the airports south-side, as well as the entirety of the south-side to view where the Lancaster bombers used to park during WWII. On 14th June, we went over there, starting with Serco where we were hosted by the fantastic Chris Brown who explained the entire operation i...
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RAF Leeming Base Visit

On 19th March 2015, FoDTVA visited RAF Leeming for a base tour. The tour began with a visit to the Historic Training Facility where a video presentation was enjoyed by all followed by a look around the room itself, from here we went on to the sad, but very interesting Tornado "reduce to produce" facility operated by BAe Systems, then ending the visit with 100 Squadron where ...
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Visit to Linton-on-Ouse

Members of Friends of Durham Tees Valley Airport attended a visit to RAF Linton-on-Ouse on Wednesday 23 September 2015. The visit allowed time to explore the base and learn about its history and current day-to-day operations. We also got chance to inspect one of their based Short Tucano aircraft at close quarters, and even sit inside to have our photos taken. It was a gre...
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FoDTVA at Preston Park Fire Engine Rally

Friends of Durham Tees Valley put out their stall at the Fire Engine Rally at Preston Park near Stockton last weekend. It was great to meet lots of people and talk about the airport. Here are some pictures.
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FoDTVA at Leeming Families Day

Friends of Durham Tees Valley were honoured to attend the RAF Leeming Families Day last weekend. We set up a tent to provide information, leaflets and promotional items about Durham Tees Valley Airport. Lots of people came to see us and we had a great time talking to you all, and the feedback we got was fantastic. Here are some pictures from the day, including when our...
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FoDTVA assists 2015 Lourdes flights

Durham Tees Valley Airport handled two chartered flights to Lourdes in France as part of an annual pilgrimage organised by the local Catholic diocese on Friday 22nd May. As with previous years, FoDTVA provided volunteers to assist airport staff in processing the passengers booked on these flights, from welcoming at the door, to helping move through airport security and board...
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Airshow Returns to Durham Tees Valley Airport in August 2015

  Skylive Events has partnered with Peel Airports to bring back the much-loved airshow to Durham Tees Valley Airport. The event is planned for Saturday 29th August. Exact details will be announced soon, but in the meantime please 'Like' Skylive Events Facebook page here. Skylive Events is run by Stockton businessman Chris Petty.
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FoDTVA visit Friends of Doncaster Sheffield Airport

On Tuesday 3rd February 2015 four FoDTVA members travelled down to Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield to meet our counterparts at Friends of Doncaster Sheffield Airport. We stayed at the airport Ramada Encore hotel and the next day met up with four FODSA members as well as Head of Airport Services Lorraine Daffern where we chatted for about an hour, discussing our respec...
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