FoDTVA AGM Report

Friends of Durham Tees Valley Airport (FoDTVA) held its annual general meeting at the St George Hotel on Friday 6th January. As is expected at all AGMs, FoDTVA's Committee positions were all resigned and elected again, including the Chairman position. The new Committee for 2017 is as follows: Chairman: Brian Robinson Vice Chairman: Stuart Reid Treasurer: Richard ...
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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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Join FoDTVA

Joining Friends of Durham Tees Valley Airport (FoDTVA) is easy and gives you access to a community of people who are committed to working alongside their local airport. Our membership includes local people, business owners, pilots, people who work on the airport site and includes male and female, both young and old. All are welcome! We are 100% independent, but work c...
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FoDTVA AGM

The 2016 annual general meeting (AGM) for Friends of Durham Tees Valley Airport took place at the Old Armoury Cafe at Durham Tees Valley Airport on Friday 5th February. The meeting was a chance to elect our leadership for the coming year. The Chairman role is again filled by Brian Robinson, who enters his second year at the helm of the group. All existing committee mem...
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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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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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