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Shuttleworth (Old Warden) Airshows 2020

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UK Airshows (Wales):
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Scotland's National Airshow (East Fortune)
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UK Airshows (Northern Ireland):
Newcastle Festival of Flight
Airwaves: Northern Ireland Int. Airshow (Portrush)
UK Airshows (Channel Islands):
Jersey International Air Display
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Flypasts/Events 2020:
Queen's Birthday Flypast 2020
VE Day Flypast 2020



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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 2020 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 2020 Airshows:

The following shows have cancelled:
Sunday 03 May - Season Premiere (VE Day)
Saturday 16 May - Evening Airshow
Sunday 07 June - Flying Festival
Saturday 20 June - Evening Airshow
Sunday 05 July - Military Airshow

Crossed out events have cancelled due to COVID-19

Airshows going ahead:
Saturday 18 July - Drive-In Airshow
Sunday 02 August - Shuttleworth Drive-in Airshow
Saturday 15 August - Musical Flying Display (Drive-in)
Sunday 06 September - Shuttleworth Vintage Drive-in Day
Sunday 27 September - Drive-in Airshow (de Havilland)
Sunday 04 October - Race Day




2020 Shuttleworth Airshows:

Sunday 18 July 2020 - Shuttleworth Drive-in Airshow

Shuttleworth's first socially distanced, drive-in airshow. Drive-in and set up your picnic next to your vehicle, with limited crowd size you will have a great view from wherever you are parked.

Bring an FM radio to tune into commentary and pre-show music, before a flying display programme of some of our best-loved aircraft from the DH88 Comet and Westland Lysander. Enjoy the unmistakable sound of our Spitfire, and if the weather is kind our pilots will do their magnificent best in our early Edwardian aircraft!

On-site takeaway catering will be available, plenty of clean toilets and sanitiser.

Flying Display Schedule:

17:30 'Thank You NHS' - Spitfire PRXI
17:40 Army Co-operation - Westland Lysander, PO2, Piper Cubs x2
17:54 Glider - Eon Primary
18:04 Monoplane Trainers - DH Chipmunk, Miles Magister
18:14 Aerobatics - 330 Extra
18:24 Trainer - Piston Provost
18:34 Aaaah de Havilland - DH51 'Miss Kenya', DH60X
18:44 WW1 (Early) - Sopwith Triplane, Sopwith Pup
18:58 Glider - Fauvel
19:05 Classic Racers - DH88 Comet, Mew Gulls x2
19:21 Biplane Trainers - Avro Tutor, Tiger Moth
19:33 Barmstorming - Tiger Moth, Miles Magister, DH Chipmunk, Piper Cub
19:58 WW1 (Late) - Sopwith Camel, Bristol M1C
20:12 WW2 - Spitfire AR501, Sea Hurricane

Timings
Gate open: 3pm
Flying Display begins: 5pm
End of Display: 8.35pm or 9.20pm if Edwardians fly
Radio Frequency - 87.8 "Shuttleworth FM"

Tickets
ADVANCE BOOKING ONLINE ONLY (There will be no ticket sales on the gate).

Click here for online booking & information.

Shuttleworth News:
Shuttleworth's 'Drive' to give visitors airshows in 2020!...




Sunday 02 August 2020 - Shuttleworth Drive-in Airshow (At the Movies)

A Shuttleworth socially distanced, drive-in airshow, with an 'At the Movies' theme. Drive-in and set up your picnic next to your vehicle, with limited crowd size you will have a great view from wherever you are parked.

Bring an FM radio to tune into commentary and pre-show music, before a flying display programme of some of our best-loved aircraft. Enjoy the unmistakable sound of our Spitfire, and if the weather is kind our pilots will do their magnificent best in our early Edwardian aircraft!

On-site takeaway catering will be available, plenty of clean toilets and sanitiser.

Flying Display Schedule:

14.00 Opener - Jetstream
14:10 M.A.S.H. - Bell 47 G-MASH Suicide is Painless
14:20 NHS Thank you - Spitfire Flypast (John Romain)
14:24 WWI Early - Avro 504K, Sopwith Pup, Sopwith Triplane, Nieuport
14:42 Glider - Fauvel
14:57 Mercury Magic - Lysander, Gladiator
15.11 Aerobatics - Extra 330
15:21 Collection - Richard Shuttleworth's DH60X, Avro Tutor, DH51
15:35 Apocalypse Now - Huey (Ride of the Valkyries)
15:45 Barnstorming - Tiger Moth, Miles Magister, DH88 Chipmunk, Piper Cub
16:02 Wings Freefall Team Parachute team
16:19 Aeros - Jungmann
16:29 Classic Racers - Mew Gull x2, Hawk Speed Six
16:46 Wingwalkers - Aerosuperbatics
17:02 Little and Large - Extra & Extra Model
17:15 Biggles Biplane - BE2c
17:25 Planes - DH88 Comet, Pawnee
17:37 WW2 - Spitfire AR501, Sea Hurricane
17:49* Edwardians & Wren - Bristol Boxkite, Avro Triplane, Bleriot, Blackburn Monoplane, English Electric Wren

*Subject to optimal conditions for these very early aircraft

Timings
Gate open: 9am
Flying Display begins: 2pm
End of Display: 6pm
Radio Frequency - 87.8 "Shuttleworth FM"

Tickets
ONLINE TICKETS ONLY (no ticket sales on the day)

Click here for online booking.



Saturday 15 August 2020 - Magnificent Musical Flying Display (Drive-in)

Treat yourself to an enjoyable evening of music and flying displays, with a firework finale.

Get into the vintage atmosphere with the Spitfire Sisters singing live before the Magnificent Musical Flying Displays of Collection aircraft. Highlights of the evening will be the unmissable pyrotechnic aircraft display and the firework finale!

This is a drive-in event, please bring an FM radio.

Participating aircraft:

Avro Lancaster flying to 'The Dambusters'
Westland Lysander flying to 'Habanera Hall of the Mountain King'
Southern Martlet flying to 'Blue Danube/Swan Lake'
Sea Hurricane & Spitfire flying to 'The Battle of Britain'
Mew Gull & Hawk Speed Six flying to 'Monte Carlo or Bust'
Gloster Gladiator flying to 'The Gladiator'
DH88 Comet flying to Holst's 'Mars'
Bristol Boxkite & Avro Triplane, OR Piston Provost, DH Tiger Moth and Dragon Rapide flying to 'Those Magnificent Men'

Additional Flying Acts:

Pre-show flypast by the Red Arrows (5.46pm)
Grob G109
Mark Jefferies Pyro display

Timings
Gate open: 2pm
Pre-show Welcome & Spitfire Sisters singing live: 6.45pm
Magnificent Musical Flying Display: 7pm to 8.20pm
Flying Pyro Display: 8.20pm
Spitfire Sisters sing-a-long medley: 8.40pm
Fireworks Finale: 9pm

Click here for Red Arrows route and timings.

Tickets
ONLINE TICKETS ONLY (no ticket sales on the day)

Click here for online booking.



Sunday 06 Sept 2020 - Shuttleworth Vintage Drive-in Airshow

Flying Display Schedule:

14.00 - Flying Boat: Catalina
14:12 - Special Operations: Westland Lysander, Polikarpov PO2
14:26 - Classic Racers: Mew Gull, DH88 Comet
14:40 - Trailblazer: Civillian Coupe, Southern Martlet
14:52 - Between the Wars: Avro Tutor, DH60X Moth
15:02 - BBMF: Spitfire Flypast
15.10 - Barnstorming: Miles Magister x2, Piper Cub, DH Chipmunk, Southern Martlet
15.32 - The magic of Miles: Miles Magister x2, Miles Gemini, Southern Martlet, Hawk Speed Six
15:59 - Gliders: Fauvel
16:14 - Formation Aerobatics: Stampe Team
16:36 - Silver Wings: Gloster Gladiator
16:46 - Sopwiths: Pup and Triplane
17:00 - Early Shuttleworth: DH60X, Desoutter, Spartan Arrow
17:21 - Glider: Lunak
17:35 - Classic pair: DH Chipmunk, Auster
17:45 - WWII: Sea Hurricane, Hawker Hurricane G-HITT, Spitfire AR501
17:47 - WWI: Nieuport, Bristol M1C, Avro 504K
18:40* - Edwardians & Wren: Bristol Boxkite, Avro Triplane, Bleriot, Blackburn Monoplane, English Electric Wren

* Subject to optimal conditions for these very early aircraft.

Timings
Gate open: 10am
Flying Display begins: 2pm
End of Display: 6pm or 6.30pm if Edwardians fly

Tickets
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Sunday 27 September 2020 - Drive-in Airshow (de Havilland)

Participating aircraft:

Airliners - Rapide, Dragonfly, Rapide MM
Glider - NYK, Desoutter
Trainers - Tiger Moth, Chipmunk
Early civil - DH51, DH60X, Fox Moth
Red Sparrows - Chipmunks
Glider - NYK, Hawk Six
Cheeky Champ - Champ
A Swarm of Moths - Puss Moth, Puss Moth, Leopard Moth, Hornet Moth
Mercury Pair - Gladiator, Lysander
Tigers - Tiger 9
Glider - NYK, Magister
Classic DH - Dragon
Comet - DH88
Areos - Provost
Fighters - Spitfire, HITT, Sea Hurricane
Eds (weather permitting) - Wren, Boxkire, Blackburn, Triplane Avro, Deperdussin, Bleriot

Timings
Gate open: 10am
Flying Display begins: 2pm
End of Display: 6pm or 6.30pm if Edwardians fly

Tickets
Click here for online booking.

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Sunday 04 October 2020 - Shuttleworth Race Day

Participating aircraft:

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

Tickets
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