Shuttleworth Collection Season Premiere – Old Warden 5th May 2019

While the off season, in terms of flying seems to be shrinking each year, the first proper day of every airshow season is always a welcome time, even more so if the weather plays ball. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/47790306451/in/photostream/ While it may not have been up to the standards of the previous bank holiday weekend, but the weather … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Season Premiere – Old Warden 5th May 2019

Fly Navy III – Old Warden 3rd June 2018

Now in its third year, the Shuttleworth Collection's collaborative event with Navy Wings is always awaited with anticipation. The first incarnation of this excellent event saw a rare combination of perfect weather and a complete selection of incredible performers and visiting acts. 2017 looked to build on that success but was hit with a series … Continue reading Fly Navy III – Old Warden 3rd June 2018

Brooklands Museum Aircraft Factory & Flight Shed

The name Brooklands is synonymous with British automotive history, being home to the first purpose built motor-racing circuit in the world. Another important part of the sites story is a rich history of aviation development design and testing. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/38781374084/in/dateposted-public/ Brooklands was one of the first cradles of aviation in the United Kingdom and would ultimately … Continue reading Brooklands Museum Aircraft Factory & Flight Shed

Shuttleworth Collection Heritage Day – 3rd September 2017

Traditionally the "Shuttleworth Pageant" slot for the year, 2017 saw a spacial "Heritage Day" event to tie in with 175 years of Clayton and Shuttleworth. The company produced agricultural equipment for many years and even built a number of Sopwith aircraft during the First World War. https://www.flickr.com/photos/127965535@N04/37016415213/in/dateposted-public/ On the ground there was plenty to see, … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Heritage Day – 3rd September 2017

Shuttleworth Sopwith Line-up Complete – Camel Takes to the Skies

Yesterday (18th May 2017) marked a historic milestone for the Shuttleworth Collection and the UK WW1 aviation scene. As of yesterday afternoon the UK now boasts a fully accurate, rotary powered, airworthy Sopwith Camel. Dodge Bailey took the aircraft up for a test flight from Old Warden under grey skies, completing an already impressive line … Continue reading Shuttleworth Sopwith Line-up Complete – Camel Takes to the Skies

Shuttleworth Collection Military Pageant – 5th July 2015

Vulcan effect or Blenheim effect? That was the question on Sunday 5th July.... The Shuttleworth “Pageant” shows are always flagship events for the collection, this years Military Pageant was no exception. With WW1 as a central theme the airfield looked the part with many Great War vehicles and re-enactors moving around the airfield, this was … Continue reading Shuttleworth Collection Military Pageant – 5th July 2015

Sopwith’s First World War – Part 5: The Camel Part 1 – The Legend

“Its tricks took some learning……it really had people frightened.” - Arthur Cobby At last this Sopwith story reaches the crucial stage, where Sopwith went from being just one of a number of aircraft manufacturers, to being the one name everyone associates with the conflict. This time we take a look at the “Spitfire of the … Continue reading Sopwith’s First World War – Part 5: The Camel Part 1 – The Legend