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Shuttleworth (Old Warden) Airshows 2018

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Shuttleworth Airshow.

Shuttleworth History
The Shuttleworth collection at Old Warden was founded in 1928 by Richard Shuttleworth. The fortunate son of a wealthy land-owning family, he had access to the space required to build workshops, a hangar and a small grass aerodrome. In the twenties and thirties he obtained early cars and aeroplanes and began restoring them. His cars participated in the annual Brighton runs and his aeroplanes flew regularly at air displays.

In 1932 he bought his first aeroplane, a De Havilland Moth which was 4 years old at the time but is now part of the Shuttleworth collection. He used the Moth as his regular fly-about and for journeys between Old Warden and Brooklyn. Richard Shuttleworth was also a successful racing driver. He was based at Brooklands where he had his original workshop. He participated in events in many parts of the continent and even as far afield as South Africa in 1936 where he had a serious accident which ended his racing career.

All activities at Old Warden stopped on the outbreak of war in 1939 and the aircraft and vehicles were stored away. Richard joined the Royal Air Force to qualify as a Service pilot. Sadly he was killed in a flying accident in 1940 while flying in a Fairey Battle light bomber. Old Warden was used for dismantling, assembling and flight-testing various types in RAF service. These included Proctors, Harvards, and Magisters.

After the War, Mrs Dorothy Shuttleworth, OBE, founded the Richard Ormonde Shuttleworth Remembrance Trust in her son's memory, to provide an educational centre for the teaching of the science and practice of aviation and agriculture. The agriculture side is handled by the nearby Shuttleworth Agricultural College built around the original family house. School children visit the collection every year to learn about the background of aviation and transport.

In the seventies, two new hangars and workshops were built and by 1979, engine and machine shops and bonded stores had been constructed. In 1980, another hangar was built to provide space for the increase in displayed material, and in 1982 a hangar was built to house aeroplanes of De Havilland origin. There has also been expansions to the aircraft manoeuvring area of the aerodrome to provide a capability for operating heavier and faster aircraft on this all-grass aerodrome.

For the 2000 season a new longer runway of 1,200m was made which enabled aircraft such as the DH88 Comet to be flown from Old Warden. The aerodrome's name has also been changed from Old Warden (Biggleswade) to Shuttleworth (Old Warden).

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Shuttleworth 2018 Airshows
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Old Warden in Bedfordshire is home to the Shuttleworth collection. This collection spans from the early pioneering aircraft up to World War II. Some of the early aircraft include the Bleriot type XI which is identical to the one which first crossed the English channel in 1909, and the Bristol Boxkite which was built for the film "Those magnificent men in their flying machines".

The collection also includes World War I aircraft such as the Avro 504k, Sopwith Pup, Bristol F.2b and S.E.5a. Later aircraft include the D.H. Tiger Moth, Avro Tutor, Gloster Gladiator, Hawker Hurricane, and Supermarine Spitfire. During an airshow, warbirds and even modern military aircraft are flown in to supplement the collection.

This venue offers an excellent opportunity to take some good photographs of the aircraft. Old Warden has several airshows throughout the summer and is well worth a visit.

Shuttleworth 2018 Airshows & smaller events:

Sunday 6 May - Season Premiere and RAF Centenary
Saturday 19 May - Evening Airshow
Sunday 3 June - Fly Navy
Saturday 09 June - Fly-in: Gyro Gathering
Saturday 16 June - Evening Airshow
Saturday 20 June - Hawker Hurricane Photography Day
Sunday 1 July - Military Pageant (WWI Centenary)
Saturday 14 July - Evening Airshow
Sunday 29 July - Gathering of Moths (DH Moth Club)
Sunday 5 August - The Shuttleworth Family airshow
Saturday 18 August - Flying Proms (21 Years)
Sunday 2 September - Shuttleworth Heritage Day
Sunday 7 October - Race Day & Shuttleworth Sprint
Saturday 13 October - Photography Nightshoot

The main Shuttleworth airshows are highlighted above.




2018 Shuttleworth Airshows:

Sunday 6 May 2018 - Shuttleworth Season Premiere

The opening event of the 2018 flying season at Shuttleworth celebrates the Centenary of the Royal Air Force as part of RAF100.

Participating aircraft:

Visiting Aircraft
To be announced.

Collection Aircraft
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vc (debut display)
Bleriot XI
Avro Triplane
Bristol Boxkite
Deperdussin
Blackburn Monoplane Type 'D'
Sopwith Pup
Sopwith Triplane
Bristol F2.b
RAF SE5A
Avro 504K
Sopwith Camel
Hawker Tomtit
Avro 621 Tutor
DH82a Tiger Moth
Blackburn B2
Miles Magister
Hawker Demon
Gloster Gladiator
Westland Lysander
Miles Magister
Hawker Sea Hurricane 1B
Avro C19 Anson
DHC Chipmunk T.22
Hunting (Percival) Piston Provost T.1


Timings
Gate open: 9am
Flying Display begins: 2pm
End of Display: 6pm

Tickets
Click here for online booking.

Accommodation:
Local hotels for the Shuttleworth Airshow
Local hotels for the Shuttleworth Airshow



Sunday 3 June 2018 - Shuttleworth Fly Navy

Celebration of naval heritage aircraft from the early 1900s to 1960s.

Participating aircraft:

Visiting Aircraft
Fairey Swordfish - NavyWings
Sea Fury - NavyWings
Chipmunk - NavyWings
Bristol Scout - NavyWings
Avro 504 - NavyWings
Seafire XVII - NavyWings
Martlet - TFC
Corsair - TFC
Merlin helicopter - Royal Navy

Collection Aircraft
Sea Hurricane - Shuttleworth

More to be announced.


Timings
Gate open: 9am
Flying Display begins: 2pm
End of Display: 6pm

Tickets
Click here for online booking.

Accommodation:
Local hotels for the Shuttleworth Airshow
Local hotels for the Shuttleworth Airshow



Sunday 1 July 2018 - Shuttleworth Military Pageant

Shuttleworth's Military Pageant is dedicated to recognising the contribution of our Armed Forces - past and present.

Participating aircraft:

Visiting Aircraft
To be announced.

Collection Aircraft
Great War Display Team (F)



Timings
Gate open: 9am
Flying Display begins: 2pm
End of Display: 6pm

Tickets
Click here for online booking.

Accommodation:
Local hotels for the Shuttleworth Airshow
Local hotels for the Shuttleworth Airshow



Sunday 5 August 2018 - Shuttleworth Family airshow

The Shuttleworth Family airshow is a full, good value fun day out with intergenerational activities and air display.

Participating aircraft:

Visiting Aircraft
Stampe Formation Flying Team (F)


Collection Aircraft
To be announced.


Timings
Gate open: 9am
Flying Display begins: 2pm
End of Display: 6pm

Tickets
Click here for online booking.

Accommodation:
Local hotels for the Shuttleworth Airshow
Local hotels for the Shuttleworth Airshow



Sunday 2 September 2018 - Shuttleworth Heritage Day

This year's theme is 'extraordinary women'.

Participating aircraft:

Visiting Aircraft
To be announced.

Collection Aircraft
To be announced.


Timings
Gate open: 9am
Flying Display begins: 2pm
End of Display: 6pm

Tickets
Click here for online booking.

Accommodation:
Local hotels for the Shuttleworth Airshow
Local hotels for the Shuttleworth Airshow



Sunday 7 October 2018 - Shuttleworth Race Day (Spirit of Shuttleworth)

Shuttleworth's race day is a celebration of vintage aviation and veteran vehicles at the last event of the 2018 flying display season.

Participating aircraft:

Visiting Aircraft
To be announced.

Collection Aircraft
To be announced.


Timings
Gate open: 9am
Flying Display begins: 2pm
End of Display: 6pm

Tickets
Click here for online booking.

Accommodation:
Local hotels for the Shuttleworth Airshow
Local hotels for the Shuttleworth Airshow


Ticket Prices:
Please check with official Shuttleworth website for ticket prices and booking.







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