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Old 22nd Oct 2018, 22:13
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I don't think it's better roads per se but simply less congestion. Up Mill Lane to the A66, then over to the A19, maybe hit some traffic from Thornaby but past Billingham, there wouldn't be too much and even then, it won't be anywhere near what Newcaste would have along the A1 and A1231.
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Old 22nd Oct 2018, 23:28
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Yea that's what I meant upon thinking about it
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Old 23rd Oct 2018, 22:09
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Many years ago something went wrong with engine delivery and DTVA got Belfasts and the one and only IL76 on a few days of activity. Just in time is ok until there is a slip up and you don't have these spares. Strange they use two small aircraft a day instead of one larger one.
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Old 24th Oct 2018, 09:50
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Judges ruling on disclosure

Public comments below the press article make interesting reading, 25 posts up to now.
Will we ever find out why certain council staff allowed Peel to buy 800+ acres for only 500k ?

https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/t...alley-15319022
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Old 24th Oct 2018, 09:59
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Will we ever find out why certain council staff allowed Peel to buy 800+ acres for only 500k ?
It's been explained many times on this thread and numerous other places (in simple terms, investment was needed and the councils didn't have the money), but those with 20/20 hindsight insist in trying to re-write history.
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Old 24th Oct 2018, 11:04
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And as for the comments under the article see my post #1017
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Old 24th Oct 2018, 20:12
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500,000 for 800+ acres of prime building land which is probably worth 100 + million... hmmmmm now I wonder who go what to sign that deal

Is there a list of names of the people WHO ACTUALLY SIGNED THE SALE OF TEESSIDE AIRPORT TO PEEL??? I dont think anyone has ever answered that question?
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Old 24th Oct 2018, 20:24
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800+ acres of prime building land
Really? Says who? Don't remember their being a long queue of buyers.
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Old 24th Oct 2018, 22:01
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Is there a list of names of the people WHO ACTUALLY SIGNED THE SALE OF TEESSIDE AIRPORT TO PEEL??? I dont think anyone has ever answered that question?
I'd like to see such a list too, so I could thank them for a job well done; for ensuring the airport remained open for decades longer than it would have otherwise, and for doing no worse than anyone else would have.
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Old 25th Oct 2018, 18:15
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Originally Posted by Sharklet_321
What is being done to try to resurrect a London service?
With British Airways reducing capacity on LHR to Newcastle and the impact of better rail connections directly from the northeast to the centre of London how on earth could a Teesside to London service be a viable proposition!

Obviously nothing is being done to try and resurrect a London service for the obvious reasons if that answers your question.
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Old 26th Oct 2018, 14:44
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I'd like to see such a list too, so I could thank them for a job well done; for ensuring the airport remained open for decades longer than it would have otherwise, and for doing no worse than anyone else would have.
So Robert Ryan - you think selling 800+ acres which included a public airport for a fraction of the cost it was really worth was a job well done?!

DTVA news today. Shame there wasnt more scrutiny in 2003 when Peel got the bargain of a lifetime! A bit like the Sheffield Airport fiasco.
Where you on the council panel at the time Robert? https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/t...alley-15330799
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Old 26th Oct 2018, 14:51
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The sad thing about that article is that the airport is even more starkly in the front line of the battle between the councils and the mayor.

Beefer - can you back up your repeated comments along the line of "the bargain of a lifetime"? Peel have owned DTVA for over 15 years and I can't see that they've made much...
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Old 26th Oct 2018, 16:03
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So Robert Ryan - you think selling 800+ acres which included a public airport for a fraction of the cost it was really worth was a job well done?!
That would be the gist of my post, yes...

A bit like the Sheffield Airport fiasco.
No it ain't
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Old 26th Oct 2018, 18:53
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Back to aviation....

Landed on the 1535 this afternoon and not only was there a freight ATR on the ramp, but also what I assume was a corporate with a handful of black Landrover/Range Rovers parked alongside and some guy In a smart suit. Anyone we know?
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Old 26th Oct 2018, 22:10
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P330 its Pheasant shooting season so there's all sorts of folk passing through. The freight flight total was four today with two smaller twins and a bizz carrying parts.
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 17:59
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Really interesting post on the Blackpool site..is this the way forward for DTV ?

who knows but the quicksand is getting thicker! Here... not on Morecambe Bay!
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KLM are the key to the airports future - lose the "global connectivity" selling point and then mayor/local authorities will lose interest, aren't there plenty of better placed "brownfield" sites on Teesside? Planning permission then becomes an issue...
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 21:00
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Strange old business. Teesside is not really an airport, just an airstrip. Can't see why it is still open. Government/Regional subsidies?
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 22:11
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Thought you fell of a roof
Government/Regional subsidies?
no never only neighbouring airports have been given these. Go back and reed the plot and also take a look at DTV movements.
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Old 28th Oct 2018, 00:15
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I think I was hearing about it closing down back in 2014 when I was first looking at flight schools in the area! I do hope it stays open until I finish my PPL!

Cobham operates out of the airport and there are a few commercial flights each week, plus maybe some private ones as well. Not really counting, just based on what I see fly past my window when at home or what flies overhead when I'm in town. A couple of days ago, EasyJet aircraft (two? three?) were doing circuits as well, so it has some use as a practice airfield, perhaps? I also remember before hearing about having aircraft flown into EGNV to be broken for parts, I wonder if that ever happened or if it's still going on?
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