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Shuttleworth (Old Warden) Airshows 2019

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UK Airshows (England):
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UK Airshows (Wales):
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Scotland's National Airshow (East Fortune)
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Newcastle Festival of Flight
Airwaves: Northern Ireland Int. Airshow (Portrush)
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Jersey International Air Display
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Flypasts/Events 2019:
Queen's Birthday Flypast 2019
Tornado Farewell Flypasts 2019
DAKS over Normandy


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 2019 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 2019 Airshows & smaller events:

Sunday 05 May - Season Premiere
Saturday 18 May - Evening Airshow
Sunday 02 June - Flying Festival
Saturday 08-09 June - Charity Flying Weekend
Saturday 15 June - Evening Airshow
Sunday 07 July - Military Airshow
Saturday 20 July - Evening Airshow
Sunday 04 August - Shuttleworth Family Airshow
Thursday 08 Aug - Gathering of Moths (DH Moth Club)
Saturday 17 August - Flying Proms
Sunday 01 September - Shuttleworth Vintage Day
Sunday 06 October - Race Day

The main Shuttleworth airshows are highlighted above.

Smaller events:

Saturday 25 May - Gyro Gathering 2019
Tuesday 23 July - Spitfire Photography Day
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2019 Shuttleworth Airshows:

Sunday 05 May 2019 - Shuttleworth Season Premiere

Participating aircraft:

Visiting Aircraft
Lysander (ARC)
Catalina
Dakota
Bronco
Huey
Bird Dog
Piper L-4J Grasshopper
Cessna Bird Dog (static)
Bell 47 (G-MASH) (static)

Collection Aircraft
Spitfire
Hawker Hurricane (G-HITT)
Sea Hurricane
Tiger Moth
Blackburn B2
Gloster Gladiator
Southern Martlet
Desoutter
DH51 'Miss Kenya'
Piston Provost
Chipmunk
Sopwith Camel
Sopwith Triplane
Avro 504
Bristol M1C
Dragon Rapide
Lysander (with visiting Lysander)
Eon Primary Glider
Bleriot
Deperdussin
Blackburn Monoplane
Bristol Boxkite
Avro Triplane


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

Tickets
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Sunday 02 June 2019 - Shuttleworth Flying Festival

Participating aircraft:

Visiting Aircraft
Red Arrows - 5pm
Percival Mew Gull DB
Morane-Saulnier MS.315
North American T-6 Texan
Bucker Bu 131 Jungmann
BBMF Spitfire
Fairchild Argus
Gazelle Helicopters
Bristol Blenheim G-BPIV (ARC)
Westland Wasp
Stinson Reliant
Piper L-4J Grasshoppers
Piper Cub
DeHavilland Chipmunk
Merlin Helicopter

Collection Aircraft
Avro C19 Anson
DH 88 Comet
Percival Mew Gull
Miles Hawk Speed Six
Percival Provost
DH51 'Miss Kenya'
DH60 Cirrus Moth
DH 60X Hermes Moth
Gloster Gladiator
Westland Lysander
Sopwith Pup
Sopwith Camel
Sopwith Triplane
Supermaine Spitfire MK VC
Hawker Sea Hurricane 1B
Piper Cub

Shuttleworth Flying Festival will also play host to 9 DC3 variants:

C-47A-40-DL Skytrain 42-24064 - Placid Lassie - N74589 - (Lead Aircraft)
C-47-DL Skytrain 42-32833 -Legend Airways 'Liberty' - N25641
C-47B-5-DK 43-48608 - Betsy's Biscuit Bomber - N47SJ
C-47A-30-DL 42-23669/FD879 - Flabob Express - N103NA
C-47B-1-DL 43-16340 - Pan Am - N877MG
C-47A-15-DK 42-92847 - That's All, Brother - N47TB
C-47-DL 41-18401 - 101st Airborne Tribute - N150D
C-47A-60-DL 43-30647 - Virginia Ann - N62CC
DC-3-201 N18121 (Rare, original DC-3A)

Six of the nine will be part of 'Aircraft Uncovered' from 10.00-12.00. They will be leaving on Sunday, not in 'formation' but will be a great sight here at Old Warden, as they go off to join what will be a very moving tribute in the following days.
Timings
Gate open: 9am
Flying Display begins: 2pm
End of Display: 6pm

Tickets
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Sunday 07 July 2019 - Shuttleworth Military Airshow

Participating aircraft:

Visiting Aircraft
P-47D Thunderbolt 'Nellie'
DH9
Hurricane Mk1 (G-ROBT)
Hurricane Mk1 (R4118)
Hurricane Mk1 (G-HRLI)
Hurricane Mk1 (G-HURI)
BBMF Hurricane x2
Stieglitz
Royal Jordanian Falcons
Nieuport
BE2e
B-17 Flying Fortress Sally B
Avro 504K x2 (Matt Boddington & Tom Harris)

Collection Aircraft
Tiger Moth
Avro Tutor
Blackburn B2
Eon Primary
Fauvel
Gloster Gladiator
Piston Provost
Chipmunk
3x Avro 504K
Hawker Hurricane (G-HITT)
Hawker Sea Hurricane 1b
Bristol M1C
Sopwith Triplane
Sopwith Camel (with visiting DH9)
Lysander
PO2
Bristol Boxkite
Avro Triplane
Deperdussin
Blackburn Monoplane

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

Tickets
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Sunday 04 August 2019 - Shuttleworth Family airshow

Participating aircraft:

Visiting Aircraft
Dragon Rapide (Mark Miller)
Dragonfly
Habicht
Little and Large
Turbs
Extra
Calidus Autogyro


Collection Aircraft
Rapide PM


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

Tickets
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Sunday 01 September 2019 - Shuttleworth Vintage Day

Participating aircraft:

Visiting Aircraft
Global Stars
Spartan Arrow
Mustang 'Contrary Mary'
Chilton
Chilton
Miles Messenger (G-AKIN)


Collection Aircraft
Hawker Hurricane (G-HITT)
Demon
Dove
Magister


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

Tickets
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Sunday 06 October 2019 - Shuttleworth Race Day

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
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Red Arrows Schedule & Times

Sunday 02 June - 5pm.

Red Arrows Schedule 2019.