Tuesday Jan 6th The only excitement
of the new year is we now have a number of mail/freight flights due Mon-Fri
as nearby Newcastle Airport is having its runway resurfaced at night,
basically we get 2x Jet 2 B737-300 and a Atlantic ATP 'which day stops' all
possibly operating for three months... anyway my first visit in the new
year produced the following of interest OE-FLG Ce525 Citationjet, which
routed from Altenrhein and departed back their the next day.
The weekly Thomson Airways (TOM6822/3) to Alicante was G-CDZI Boeing 737-804, PH-CDL PA34 Seneca
and the day stopping Atlantic BAe ATP was G-BUUP, and lastly a couple of the based FR Aviation's Falcon 20
G-FRAS/G-FRAU arriving as (Warthog 2/1) respectively).
Friday Jan 9th Not much in
this afternoon apart from the ex Titan Airways Be200 Super King Air LN-IDA
'now having a fresh coat of paint' it arrived from Torp on the 7th (HSG02)
and departed back their this afternoon, and the
day stopping Atlantic BAe ATP G-MANH, which routed Bristol/Newcastle as
Jan 11th A couple of things in mid day today.... First
Choice/Thomson Airways (TOM2408/2408P) Airbus A321 G-OOPH on the weekly
Grenoble/Manchester ski charter, bmi-regional ERJ145
G-EMBN on the (BMI332/3) Heathrow schedule, and a Flyglobespan B767-300 G-CEOD on
a MoD charter as (GSM8656), and lastly on the lighter note was resident Beech 200 G-BVMA.
Friday Jan 16th
Air Atlantique Dakota G-ANAF has been operating out of DTV most of the
week but unfortunately it was parked south side which is no good for a
(Gone tech, left 26th!)
'another Douglas aircraft' Royal Netherlands Air Force KDC10 T-255 did
a overshoot during my visit calling up as (FOP255).. also of interest was VP-BSI Gulfstream G550
'which arrived from Farnborough yesterday' and left Sat 17th back their..
and Atlantic BAe ATP G-BTPH and Eastern Airways BAe Jetstream
41 G-MAJG which had gone tech!!
Sunday Jan 18th
Nipped up to catch the Turkish Hawker 800XP TC-TAV, which routed from and
to Istanbul.. Not much else of interest apart from Cobham's Dornier 228
G-MAFE, operating out of
here for a while and yet another Atlantic ATP G-BTPA!
Sunday Jan 25th
New Global Express N288Z "which should be a regular" arrived last night on
its second visit!! others of note was the resident FR Aviation Falcon 20
G-FRAI and Beech 200 G-FPLB!
Friday Feb 13th
The airport was closed for a number of hours this morning due to the heavy
snow late yesterday afternoon so not much of interest apart from bmi-regional Embraer RJ135 G-RJXP
'on the Heathrow (BMI332/3) Schedule' Cityjet Dornier
328 G-BZOG routed from Dundee to London City as (SAY650P/651) taking
Middlesbrough FC out to play West Ham in the FA Cup tomorrow, and lastly the
Italian Cessna 550B Citation Bravo I-MTVB 'which arrived 3
days ago' departed back to Milan Malpensa as (ENV37)
Saturday Feb 14th
Nipped up 2night to shoot another Atlantic BAe ATP G-BTPE, and also TAG Aviation's Learjet 40XR G-HPPY
arriving just before dark for a night stop
from Sion in Switzerland!!
Friday Feb 20th Always up for a classic and today produced a nice one! One of
Jet2's B737-300s 'on a mail flight' went tech last night so Atlantic sent in
an Electra in the shape of G-LOFE as a replacement! It departed back to its
base after arriving from East Midlands early this morning as (NPT761/761P),
also of interest was
N700S TBM-700 which arrived yesterday, and stopped for the weekend..
Friday Feb 27th
Aeronova Metro EC-JCU was the only thing of interest in this afternoon,
It has sat on stand 2/13 since its arrival on Tues 24th from Graz as
(OVA42F), eventually departing Sat afternoon.
to finally shoot the ex British Airways Flying Club PA38 Tomahawk
G-EORG, Although still wearing the BA world Tail scheme (Whale Rider) it now operates
for Tees Valley Flight Training, and took me nearly a year since its arrival to
shoot it without the cover on!!
Sunday March 1st
Not much of interest in this afternoon apart for the first Boeing 757 with
winglets to visit DTV in the shape of Jet2's G-LSAB! While waiting for it to depart I shot the resident Yakovlev YK52 G-YYAK, Departing also just before dark was PA34 Seneca G-OWAL.
Sunday March 8th Midday
produced a couple of arrivals in the in the shape of Flyglobespan Boeing
767-319 G-CEOD on a charter and NetJets Cessna 560 Citation XLS CS-DXP!!
Saturday March 14th Bizjets were
the order of the day today!! Falcon 900EX VP-BMS and Learjet 40 G-STUF were
both due in early afternoon!! nothing else of note at a windy DTV!! apart
from FR Aviation's/Cobham Falcon 20 G-FRAH.
Sunday March 22nd A couple of
executive arrivals in the shape of TAG Aviation's Learjet 45XR G-SNZY
and G-MOLO Pilatus PC12 warranted a visit this morning, plus the soon to be
discontinued Heathrow schedule which was Embraer RJ145 G-RJXN. The route
finish's on March 28th and was the first route that British Midland had into
Heathrow back in the mid 70's!!!! Shame!!!!! Also rumour has it that
Ryanair are pulling off the Dublin route in June!!!!!
Monday March 30th Nipped up
tonight to shoot the only two schedule's left operating through DTV "once
Ryanair pulls off the Dublin route in June!!!!!!" KLM Cityhopper
Fokker FK70 PH-JCH and Eastern Airways Jetstream 41 G-MAJV! But the
main reason was Air Atlantique's Douglas Dakota G-ANAF was back, It's been
operating in the area doing surveys around the north east for Google??? "Or
so I've been told??"
Monday April 6th Arriving just
before dark tonight was TAG Aviation's G-TLFK Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign,
Nothing else to note apart from one of FR Aviation Falcon 20's G-FRAW
Tuesday April 7th One of the more
exotic visitors so far for 2009! 4X-CLL Gulfstream G200 arrived mid
day from Tel Aviv and departed back there just after 5pm!!!! others of
note were KLM Fokker FK70 PH-KZW and one of the resident Flight Precision
Beech 200's G-FPLE.
Saturday April 11th !!Nipped up
midday today to catch a couple of Bizjets in the shape of G-ODAG Ce525
Citationjet CJ2, G-OLDW Learjet 45 also arriving was Ryanair B737-800 EI-DAH
from Gerona! On the lighter note was Be36TP Bonanza N836TP which arrived thur
Sunday April 12th Ryanair's Dublin
flight today produced Boeing 737-800 EI-DCC, while flyglobspan sent in there
newly acquired Boeing 767-300 G-SPNA on a charter
Friday April 17th A couple of
things to note this afternoon were Eastern Airways Saab 2000 G-CFLU, which
brought in Fulham FC for tomorrow's game with Middlesbrough, LX-PMA
Challenger 300 arrived from Florence and departed to Luxembourg, and the now
regular N352CM PA46 Malibu which arrived from Geneva! On the schedule's were KLM PH-KZC Fokker FK70 and Eastern Airways Jetstream 41 G-MAJD, while on the
lighter note where Flight Precision Beech 200 G-FPLD and the newly
painted Cobham Falcon 20 G-FRAI.
Saturday April 18th Flyglobespan
Boeing 767-300 G-SPNA was on a outbound charter to Calgary while Ryanair's
Gerona service produced Boeing 737-800 EI-DAH, and Air Partner's Learjet 45
G-CDNK were the only worthy visitor's on this midday visit!
Tuesday April 21st Several things
to note this afternoon, 3x Boeing 737-800's, a pair from Ryanair EI-DWG from
Gerona/EI-DYB and G-CDZL Thomson Airways both from Alicante! Schedule's
were, KLM Fokker FK100 PH-OFO & Eastern Airways Jetstream 41 G-MAJM (North East of
England Colours!) "Another Jetstream" ex Eastern Airways G-OAKJ and once
a regular, but
now with Helitrans as LN-HTB arrived and departed back to Alesund! Others of
interest were N718DW Gulfstream G400 and Northern Aviation's Ce550 Citation
on its first visit!!!
Thursday April 23rd It was the
Light Aircraft that made the interest today with three American aircraft
arriving! N22NN Cessna 182, N982CD Cirrus SR22 was in for some training and
N41098 Ce421, Royal Air Force Agusta A109
ZR321 dropped in for a couple of hours before heading off to Catterick! On
the heavier side were the three schedule Ryanair B737-800's EI-DPK from
Alicante, EI-DPA from Gerona and EI-DHP from Dublin, While on Eastern
Airways afternoon Aberdeen rotation was Jetstream 41 G-MAJW.
Thursday April 30th A couple of
executive arrivals warranted a midday visit today! G-XBEL Ce560 Citation XLS
from Jersey and N850LH TBM-850 from Biggin Hill, while in for a bit of
training was G-EEJE Pa31 Navajo from Fadmoor "a local Strip!" and Ryanair
EI-DHN B737-800 was on the Dublin service!
Sunday May 3rd Durham
Tees Valley doesn't get many wide bodied aircraft visiting!! But today
produced a first visiting type for DTV in the shape of a Virgin Atlantic
Airbus A340-300 G-VSEA! It positioned in from Heathrow and departed on a
charter to Calgary some 3 hours later!!
Saturday May 9th Isle of Man
registerd Falcon 2000 M-CHEM "which night stopped and departed sun" was the
only worthwhile visitor today!
Wednesday May 13th Onur Air
have several flights in the week during the summer season! TC-OAI
Airbus A321 seen arriving on the start of the Wednesday morning flight from
Dalaman! Eastern Airways Jetstream 41 G-MAJC and KLM's Fokker FK70 PH-KZC
were the schedules on the morning while G-SGEC Beech 200 and G-HPPY Learjet
40 also arrived/departed during my morning visit!
Wednesday May 20th G-REYG Falcon
900EX arrived mid morning from Northolt and departed to Aberdeen early
Friday May 22nd Notables today for
a quick morning visit were! KLM Fokker FK70 PH-KZP, Eastern Airways
Jetstream 41 G-MAJH on the schedules, while a duo of Titan Airways Boeing
737-300s G-ZAPW & G-POWC were on a charter to Lourdes!!
Saturday May 23rd bmi returned to
DTV today with Airbus A319's. G-DBCG was on the start of the weekly summer
Palma flight. Others worth a mention, PH-JCH Fokker FK70 on the Amsterdam
afternoon rotation, N818Y PA30 Twin Comanche from Old Sarum for a night
stop! while LX-JFH Pilatus PC12 arrived from Angers and departed to Paris Le
Bourget! and the Very Dark Green Resident Ce550 Citation 2 G-CEUO!
Monday May 25th A couple of Airbus
A320s arrived mid morning on summer charters, LZ-BHB of Balkan Holidays
arrived from Manchester and departed to Bourgas while Thomas Cook G-KKAZ
arrived and departed to Reus!!
Tuesday May 26th Notables today
for a hour's visit were! N977RB Mitsubishi MU-2 from and to Jersey, G-STUF
Learjet 40 on a Air Partner flight from Jersey to Hannover and G-SASA
Eurocopter EC135T-1 of the Scotish Air Ambulance!
Thursday May 28th Not much of
interest during a midday visit today! Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DLM with
"bye bye Latehansa titles, The weekly Thomson Airways to Palma was
Boeing 757 G-OOBE and NetJets Ce560 Citation XLS CS-DXC, which was in for a
night stop from Rome..
Friday May 29th The mornings
Aberdeen and Amsterdam rotation's were G-MAJW Jetstream 41 of Eastern
Airways and KLM's Fokker FK70 PH-JCT, Movements from Cobham's Falcon 20's
were G-FRAS in the new scheme, while G-FRAO still has the old titles and
logo! Air Partner Learjet 45 G-OLDK was also a brief visitor from
Wednesday June 3rd The usual
morning Schedules were Eastern Airways Jetstream 41 G-MAJC while KLM sent
in PH-WXD Fokker FK70. Onur Air Airbus A321 TC-OAE arrived on the weekly
Dalaman flight, Others of Interest were Ce560 Citation XLS G-KPEI and another
one of Cobham's Falcon 20s in the new scheme!
Thursday June 4th Only two
aircraft worth a mention while on a brief visit this morning! N147VC
Cirrus SR22 had arrived Tuesday while G-OLDW Learjet was on its first of two
Sunday June 7th The only Visitor
of interest today "in typical north east weather" was OE-GVX Learjet 40!
Wednesday June 10th Air Jota
Piper PA31 Navajo G-BBDS and Learjet 45 G-SNZY had arrived late last night,
KLM sent in PH-KZM Fokker FK70 on the morning Amsterdam rotation while Onur
Air's weekly flight to Dalaman produced Airbus A321 TC-OAL! Arkefly
Boeing 767-300 PH-AHQ was on its second visit from and to Calgary!!
Friday June 12th More Heavy action
at DTV today!! Monarch Airlines Airbus A330-200 G-SMAN positioned in from
Gatwick and departed to Calgary! Others of note were KLM Fokker FK70 PH-KZW
and a couple of Cobham's Falcon 20s arrived from Bournemouth G-FRAK and
Saturday June 13th Nice surprise today
was Tristar Air Cargo Airbus A300F SU-BMZ, It positioned in from Amsterdam
mid afternoon and night stopped, also of note was N223JG TBM850
which arrived Friday evening!
Sunday June 14th Tristar Air Cargo
Airbus A300F SU-BMZ departed to Calgary via Goose Bay, While also
returning and heading back to Calgary was Arkefly Boeing 767-300 PH-AHQ. KLM
sent in Fokker FK70 PH-WXC on the morning Amsterdam Schedule, others of note
were D-CATE Ce680 Citation Sovereign.and VP-CED Ce550 Citation Bravo.
Monday June 15th A midday visit
produced G-VUEM Ce501 Citation, while on the Reus flight was G-TCAC Airbus
A320 of Thomas Cook.
Thursday June 18th Notables today were
G-OMRH Ce550 Citation Bravo, while N450PG Gulf G450 and D-CATE Ce680
Citation Sovereign arrived Monday and Tuesday Respectively
Friday June 19th An early morning
visit to catch the Air Italy Boeing 767-300 I-AIGG! It arrived from Calgary
and headed to Brize Norton a couple of hours later! others of note were the
two schedules! G-MAJP Jetstream 41 Eastern Airways and KLM Fokker FK70
Monday June 22nd A couple
of interesting arrivals around midday were! D-CADN Beech 350 from Nuremburg,
departing to Bremen half and hour later. ZD703 BAe 125-CC3 from and to
Farnborough while G-RAFP Beech 200 did a overshoot and the first visit of
the year from N711EG Gulf 3!
Thursday July 9th Notables on an
early evening visit were Eastern Airways Jetstream 41 G-MAJB on the Aberdeen
rotation, two Flex Jets Bombardier Challenger 300's N519FX & N514FX, Gama
Aviation Beech 200 G-SASD arrived on a ambulance flight, while visiting
Cobham was G-FRAP Falcon 20 "still with FR titles!!"
Friday July 24th Every year Cobham
have a family's day! Sometimes you get the odd aircraft turning up for a
visit or a display! The main event is a Falcon and a Beech doing a couple of
low passes in formation!! Unfortunately though this year the weather wasn't
Saturday July 25th A trio of executive
aircraft were the order of the day during this midday visit! A6-SAC
Falcon 900 arrived early in the morning, routing from and to Dubai after a
night stop! G-FCED Piper PA31T arrived from Jersey on an Ambulance flight
while G-VUEM Ce501 Citation had an hour stay!
Sunday 9th August Only aircraft
worth a mention today was Pilatus PC12 EC-ISH.
Wednesday 12th August The Start of the
grouse shooting season always produces loads of biz-jets, so today got of to
a good start! VP-BZE Falcon 7X and N22T Falcon 900 arrived along with the
regular Global Express N288Z.
Saturday 5th September Notables
today were N978PW Falcon 900, N550FP Ce550 Citation Bravo and HB-GJT Be350
Super King Air! While I-AIGG Boeing 767-300 arrived Fri for a weekend stay,
Departing Monday on a charter.
Friday 11th September A mid
afternoon visit produced PH-RID Ce680 Citation Sovereign "which arrived last
night" while I-ERJE Learjet 45 arrived from Venice this morning!
Friday 18th September Bizjets
"again" were the highlight of this afternoons visit! One of which is now a
regular in the shape of N288Z Global Express! Ce510 Mustang G-LEAC routed from and to Oxford!
Saturday 19th September A dull day
was brightened up by 6 executive aircraft worth a mention!
I-TOPD Be400 Beechjet arrived early yesterday morning from Milan Linate and
departed to Venice late afternoon, while I-FORR Learjet 40 also arrived from
Milan Linate Fri and departed back late afternoon! NetJets Ce550B Citation
Bravo CS-DHQ routed London City to Heathrow while G-CXLS Ce560 Citation XLS
arrived from and to Jersey! also of note was N288Z Global Express and Semi
resident G-MEGN Be200 Super King Air of Dragonfly Aviation Services.
Sunday 27th September Two aircraft
warranted a mid morning visit this morning, N511CT Gulfstream G150 and
N601WM CL601 Challenger both arrived from Shannon!
Saturday 03rd October Noteables on
a midday visit were Air Italy Boeing 767-200 I-AIGH "which arrived to do a
Charter, while N225EE Gulfstream 5 dropped in for a half hour visit from
Friday 30th October A very dull afternoon
visit produced a couple of aircraft of interest, N250BL Ce525A Citationjet
CJ2+ arrived from Gamston on Thursday evening, It stayed until Saturday
early evening when it departed to Biggin Hill, While G-GEVO Ce680 Citation
Sovereign arrived also on Thursday evening from Zurich! A new resident with
Cobham which has been here for a couple of weeks now is D-CFIS Beech 350
Super King Air. No sign of it going onto the British register as yet??
Saturday 31st October Having
arrived early yesterday evening for a night stop! Vickers VC10 XV104
had to be shot this morning! So with what was perfect light conditions i
headed up and waited for it to depart! It eventually started up and
departed to Kevlavik as RRR2318 mid morning! "maybe off to Canada???"
Words cant describe the sound of this classic as it took off heavy heading
Friday 6th November A quick visit
just before dark to catch some of the executive day stoppers! N550FP Ce550
Citation Bravo arrived from Antwerp lastnight and dept back there Sat
teatime! Also arriving yesterday afternoon for a couple of days stay was
Gulf 5 VP-BSI, which arrived from and to Farnborough, While N755VE Gulstream
G550 arrived from San Antonio Texas and dept to Luton also on Sat afternoon.
Sunday 15th November A classic in
the shape of VC10 XV109 arrived as RRR2103 from Gander and departed to Brize
Norton, might have been the return flight from a couple of weeks ago!!
Others worth a mention were, G-SIRJ Ce680 Citation Sovereign routing
Gatwick/Farnborough while PH-SOL Ce525A Citationjet CJ1 departed to
Eindhoven after arriving from Munster late Last night!
Friday 4th December Notables today
included a number of aircraft that arrived a couple of days ago! VP-CRB
Learjet 60 arrived Wednesday from Guernsey along with N678RC ERJ135 Legacy
600 which arrived from St Johns Canada! It departed to Torrejon on Saturday!
while others of note were the regular Global Express N288Z which arrived
from Westchester County USA on Thur Night departing to Hong Kong Saturday
evening. The lighter side were N12RG Pilatus PC12 routing from and to
Fairoaks and N500CS Be200 Super King Air from and to Bournemouth.
Friday 18th December A snow
covered Durham Tees Valley this morning produced a couple of biz jets in the
shape of N663MK Falcon 900EX which arrived yesterday from
Trenton/Mercer USA, heading back there after dark, While G-CDSR Learjet 45
also arrived yesterday from London City and headed to Tours Loire Valley