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Shuttleworth (Old Warden) Airshows 2021

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Shuttleworth Airshow.




About Shuttleworth:
Shuttleworth History

Location:
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County: Bedfordshire
Satnav Postcode: SG18 9EA

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Accommodation:
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Shuttleworth Photographs:
Photographs - May 2019
Photographs - May 2018
Photographs - May 2016
Photographs - August 2010
Photographs - August 2009
Photographs - August 2008
Photographs - August 2007
Photographs - August 2006
Photographs - June 2006
Photographs - September 2005
Photographs - June 2005
Photographs - Various years

General Information:
Radio Frequency - 87.8 "Shuttleworth FM"
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Shuttleworth Discovery App

Official Website:
Official Shuttleworth Website
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Museum:
Shuttleworth Collection

UK Airshows (England):
Shuttleworth Airshows
Duxford Airshows
Flying Legends Airshow
Royal International Air Tattoo
RAF Cosford Airshow
Biggin Hill Airshow
Royal Navy International Air Day
Abingdon Air & Country Show
Midlands Air Festival
Little Gransden Airshow
Airbourne (Eastbourne) Airshow
Southport Airshow
Clacton Airshow
Bournemouth Air Festival
Sunderland Airshow
Weston Air Festival
Blackpool Airshow
English Riveria Airshow
Teignmouth Airshow
Tees Valley Airshow
UK Airshows (Wales):
Wales National Air Show
Rhyl Air Show
UK Airshows (Scotland):
Scotland's National Airshow (East Fortune)
Scottish International Airshow (Ayr)
UK Airshows (Northern Ireland):
Newcastle Festival of Flight
Airwaves: Northern Ireland Int. Airshow (Portrush)
UK Airshows (Channel Islands):
Jersey International Air Display
Guernsey Air Display
Flypasts/Events 2021:
Queen's Birthday Flypast 2021


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).

Most UK air shows were cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 Virus but Shuttleworth did manage to put on several 'Drive-in' events.

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Shuttleworth 2021 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 2021 Airshows:

Sunday 02 May - Season Premiere Drive-in Display
Saturday 15 May - Evening Drive-in Display
Sunday 06 June - Flying Festival Drive-in Display
Saturday 19 June - Evening Drive-in Display
Sunday 04 July - Military Air Show Drive-in Display
Saturday 17 July - Evening Drive-in Display
Sunday 01 August - Family Air Show
Saturday 14 August - Flying Circus
Sat/Sun 04-05 September - Vintage Weekend
Sat/Sun 02-03 October - Race Weekend




2021 Shuttleworth Airshows:

Sunday 02 May 2021
- Shuttleworth Season Premiere Drive-in Display




Flying Display Schedule:

To be announced!





Timings
Gate open: TBA
Flying Display begins: TBA
End of Display: TBA
Radio Frequency - 87.8 "Shuttleworth FM"

Tickets
To be announced!



Sunday 06 June 2021
- Shuttleworth Flying Festival of Britain Drive-in Display




Flying Display Schedule:

To be announced!





Timings
Gate open: TBA
Flying Display begins: TBA
End of Display: TBA
Radio Frequency - 87.8 "Shuttleworth FM"

Tickets
To be announced!



Sunday 04 July 2021
- Shuttleworth Military Air Show Drive-in Display




Flying Display Schedule:

To be announced!





Timings
Gate open: TBA
Flying Display begins: TBA
End of Display: TBA
Radio Frequency - 87.8 "Shuttleworth FM"

Tickets
To be announced!



Sunday 01 August 2021
- Shuttleworth Need for Speed Family Air Show




Flying Display Schedule:

To be announced!





Timings
Gate open: TBA
Flying Display begins: TBA
End of Display: TBA
Radio Frequency - 87.8 "Shuttleworth FM"

Tickets
To be announced!



Saturday 14 August 2021
- Shuttleworth Flying Circus




Flying Display Schedule:

To be announced!





Timings
Gate open: TBA
Flying Display begins: TBA
End of Display: TBA
Radio Frequency - 87.8 "Shuttleworth FM"

Tickets
To be announced!



Sat/Sun 04-05 September 2021
- Shuttleworth Vintage Weekend




Flying Display Schedule:

To be announced!





Timings
Gate open: TBA
Flying Display begins: TBA
End of Display: TBA
Radio Frequency - 87.8 "Shuttleworth FM"

Tickets
To be announced!



Sat/Sun 02-03 October 2021
- Shuttleworth Race Weekend




Flying Display Schedule:

To be announced!





Timings
Gate open: TBA
Flying Display begins: TBA
End of Display: TBA
Radio Frequency - 87.8 "Shuttleworth FM"

Tickets
To be announced!















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