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Shuttleworth (Old Warden) Airshows 2018

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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
Typhoon FGR4
Spitfire Mk1 (G-CFGJ)
Spitfire IX MH434
Avro Lancaster (14:25)
Bristol Blenheim
Scottish Aviation Bulldog
Slingsby T.21
EoN Olympia
Radar Kite
Venture

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.

Hotel Accommodation:
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
Hawker Fury Mk.11
Consolidated PBY Catalina
Westland Wasp
de Havilland Dragon Rapide
Hawker Nimrod K3661
Sea Fury T.20
Stinson Reliant (Static)
AT 6D Texan
Fairey Swordfish
Gazelle x3 (one static)
Bristol Scout
Grumman F4F Wildcat
Vought F4U Corsair
Avro 504K x2 (static)
Morane Saulnier
BBMF Lancaster (flypast)

Collection Aircraft
Hawker Sea Hurricane 1B
Supermarine Spitfire Vc
Avro C19 Anson
Hawker Demon
DH82a Tiger Moth
Miles Magister
DH60 Cirrus Moth
Westland Lysander
Sopwith Camel
Sopwith Pup
Sopwith Triplane
Bristol F2B Fighter
Deperdussin
Avro Triplane IV
Blackburn Monoplane Type 'D'



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

Tickets
Click here for online booking.

Hotel Accommodation:
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
Avro Lancaster
Sopwith Triplane - Great War Display Team
Fokker Dr1 Triplane (G-CFHY) - Great War Display Team
Fokker Triplane (G-CDXR) - Great War Display Team
SE5a - Great War Display Team
AVRO 504 - Great War Display Team
BE2c - Great War Display Team
Schneider Grunau Baby
Fokker Dr1 Triplane
Royal Aircraft Factory BE2e
Radar Kite
Nieuport 17
P-47 Thunderbolt 'Nellie'

Collection Aircraft
Supermarine Spitfire Vc
Westland Lysander
Hawker Demon
Avro 504K
Bristol F2B Fighter
Percival Piston Provost T.1
Sopwith Triplane
Sopwith Camel
Sopwith Dove
Avro C19 Anson
Blackburn B2
Bristol M1C
Bristol Scout
DH82a Tiger Moth
Hawker Sea Hurricane 1B
Hawker Hurricane Mk 1 'P3717'
Avro Triplane IV
Bristol Boxkite
Deperdussin
Blackburn Monoplane Type 'D'


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

Tickets
Click here for online booking.

Hotel Accommodation:
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
The Flying Circus Wingwalking Team
Rotorsport Calidus Autogyro
Beech 18
Captain Neville's Flying Circus
Bucker Bu 131 "Jungmann"
Lunak aerobatic glider
de Havilland Dragon Rapide
The Poppy Parachute Team
Rans Coyote II
Stampe Formation Flying Team
Little and Large Extra Duo

Collection Aircraft
Miles Hawk Speed Six (debut display)
Polikarpov PO2
Supermarine Spitfire Vc
Westland Lysander
Avro C19 Anson
Bristol F2B Fighter
Sopwith Camel
Blackburn B2
Avro 621 Tutor
DH82a Tiger Moth
Sopwith Triplane
DH89a Dragon Rapide
Fauvel AV-36 Glider
Percival Piston Provost T.1
DH88 Comet
Percival Mew Gull
Avro Triplane IV
Bristol Boxkite
Deperdussin
Blackburn Monoplane Type 'D'


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

Tickets
Click here for online booking.

Hotel Accommodation:
Local hotels for the Shuttleworth Airshow




Sunday 2 September 2018 - Shuttleworth Heritage Day

This year's theme is 'extraordinary women'.

Participating aircraft:

Spitfire XI
C-47 Dakota
Global stars
Schneider Grunau Baby
FW44 Stieglitz D-EMNN
Spitfire PL983 'L'
Avro Triplane
Bristol Boxkite
Deperdussin
Blackburn Monoplane Type 'D'
Sopwith Triplane
Bristol F2.b
Bristol M1C
RAF SE5a
Avro 504K
Sopwith Camel
de Havilland DH60X Moth
Comper Swift
Avro 621 Tutor
Desoutter I
DH82a Tiger Moth
DH88 Comet
Miles Hawk Speed Six
Kirby Kite
Miles Magister
Gloster Gladiator
Schneider SF38 (EoN Primary)
Miles Magister (private)
Hawker Hurricane I P3717
Hawker Sea Hurricane IB
Supermarine Spitfire V
Polikarpov PO2
DHC Chipmunk T.22


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

Tickets
Click here for online booking.

Hotel Accommodation:
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
North American TF-51D Mustang
Spitfire PL983 'L'
Spartan Executive
LeVier Cosmic Wind
Taylor Titch
Midget Mustang
Druine D.31 Turbulent
Miles Messenger
Kings cup winning Bulldog
Pitts: x6
Slingsby T.13 Petrel
Grob Viking T1
Rhonsperber Glider
Aviat Husky
Mew Gull: G-HEKL
Travel Air Type R Mystery Ship
Comper Swift: G-LCGL
Comper Swift: G-ECTF
Chilton: G-JUJU
Chilton: G-DWCB (static)

Collection Aircraft
Blackburn B2
Miles Hawk Speed Six
DH60X Moth
Southern Martlet
Hawker Sea Hurricane 1B
DH60 Cirrus Moth
DH82a Tiger Moth
Miles Magister
DHC Chipmunk T.22
DH88 Comet
Percival Mew Gull
Comper Swift
Sopwith Camel
Avro 504K
RAF SE5a
Sopwith Dove
Bristol M1C
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vc
Desoutter I
Avro Triplane IV
Bristol Boxkite
Blackburn Monoplane Type 'D'
Deperdussin


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

Tickets
Click here for online booking.

Hotel Accommodation:
Local hotels for the Shuttleworth Airshow


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