Vortex Protection Scheme

Vortices are circulating currents of air caused by moving aircraft. Most vortices are broken by the natural flow of air before they reach ground level however, sometimes they can reach roof level and cause tiles to slip.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport has a Vortex Damage Rectification Scheme for residents who have experienced vortex damage to their property.  Vortex damage to any property must be reported to the Airport Company immediately so an investigation can take place. The airport is not liable for the vortex damage, as it is the airline operator which causes the damage. This is governed by Section 76 (2) of the 1982 Civil Aviation Act. In such cases where it is not possible to identify the airline operator, the Airport Company will repair the damage as part of its commitment to the local community.